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Research Projects

Bummock

Seeking to investigate, research and use unseen parts of archives as catalysts for the creation of new artworks.

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Waiting for diagnosis: an artistic exploration

This project aim ed  to explore the impacts of waiting on patients undergoing clinical treatment, as well as ways to...

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I Hear Your Dreams: Contemporary Art from Norway

This project explored the artistic representation of dreams in different cultures, their socio-political meanings and ...

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Speculative Natures

Speculative Natures, funded by the Leverhulme Trust,  explores the role of contemporary art in imagining environmental ...

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Thailand Biennale Krabi 2018

Professor Jiang Jiehong of the Centre for Chinese Visual Arts curated the biannual Thailand Biennale (2018)

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Thinking of Place iii

Thinking of Place iii brings artists together to reflect on geographical culture, exchange stories and reflect on them...

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Disability Under Siege

Examining the role of arts and humanities in developing inclusive forms of education for children with disabilities.  ...

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Doing / thinking – About (facing away from the direction of travel)

The project aims to explore how gathered materials can be combined and presented to create something new, making not a...

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This is Shanghai: An Exhibition of Urban Parallels

This exhibition explored the ideologies behind President Xi Jinping's notion of the Chinese Dream.

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Everyday Legend: Reinventing Traditions in Chinese Contemporary Art

Understanding the decline in traditional Chinese arts and culture amid the country’s rapid economic growth.

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Kipper and the Corpse

The Kipper and the Corpse saw Stuart Whipps pay homage to the iconic Longbridge Motor Factory by restoring a classic 1...

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The Distant Unknown: Contemporary Art from Britain

This exhibition aimed to cross international boundaries by introducing a Chinese audience to five British artists, who...

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Terrorism and the Arts

Jonathan Harris and a team of international researchers have created an extensive new publication detailing the key def...

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The Shadow Never Lies

This exhibition exlpored the meaning of shadow in different cultural contexts and determine, through contemporary art,...

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Asia Triennial Manchester: Harmonious Society

This exhibition was centred around the concept of harmony, specifically in response to the notion of Chinese Harmony a...

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The Unseen: The Fourth Guangzhou Triennial

Taking part in the Guangzhou Triennial, one of the largest art events in China, the BCU team's curation of the theme 'U...

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