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About Mick Wilson
Mick Wilson (b. 1964) [BA, MA, MSc, PhD] is a researcher, educator, artist and writer. He is currently the University College Director of the newly formed Valland Academy and previously was the Dean of the Graduate School of Creative Arts & Media, (GRADCAM) Dublin, Ireland where he works with artists, designers, curators, musicians, cultural historians/theorists, and policy analysts to investigate aspects of public culture and contemporary cultural practices.
Mick is the chair of the Erasmus Academic Network SHARE (Step-change for Higher Arts Research and Education),sharenetwork.eu, an international networking project comprising 39 partners from across Europe working together on enhancing the ‘3rd cycle’ of arts research and education (i.e., doctorallevel studies) in Europe.
He has lectured internationally on art research, public culture, critical education and urbanism. He is a member of the European Arts Research Network (EARN). Currently a visiting research scholar at UTAS, Australia; Adjunct Professor at Trinity College Dublin; and an Associate of the Humanities Institute of Ireland, UCD. He has organised many international conferences, summer schools and workshops.
He has developed several new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across contemporary art theory and practice. He was co-curator with Daniel Jewesbury of re : public (2010) an expanded exhibition platform on the nature of public culture and urban politics and he is co-curator of the food thing (2011-2013) a project investigating contemporary food cultures and politics.
Recent publications include: "Curatorial Research Methods & Conviviality", in P. O'Neill & C. Doherty (eds.) Locating the Producers: Durational Approaches to Public Art, Amsterdam: Valiz. (2011) pp. 297-312; "Sex and the City: Another Urban Imaginary", in Frontiers: A Journal of Womens Studies, Volume 31, Number 3. (2011); "Retro-Spective: 'Places with a Past'” in Art and the Public Sphere, Vol. 1 No. 1. (2011); "Curatorial counter-rhetorics and the educational turn" (with Paul O'Neill) in Journal of Visual arts Practice (JVAP), Special issue on 'Anti-Humanist' curating (2011); “Fundamental Questions of Vision: Higher Arts Public Education, Research and Citizenship” in K. Corcoran, C.Delfos, and F. Solleveld (eds.) Art Futures: Current issues in higher arts education, Amsterdam: ELIA. (2011); “Wenden und Wendungen in der Kunstausbildung" ["Taking Turns in Art Education"] (with Paul O'Neill) in Tom Holert and Marion von Osten (eds.) Das Erziehungsbild: Zur visuellen Kultur das Padagogischen, Vienna: Schriften der Akademie der bildende Kunste Wien. (2010); Curating and the Educational Turn, OpenEditions/De Appel, (co-edited with P. O’Neill) (2010); "Cultural Research for New Urbanisms", Derive (2010); and “The Event” in D. Cross and C. Doherty (eds.) One Day Sculpture (2009).