Dr Sarah Lowndes

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Dr Sarah Lowndes
Votive, curated by Sarah Lowndes

Dr Sarah Lowndes


Dr Sarah Lowndes

Dr. Sarah Lowndes is a lecturer, curator and writer based in Glasgow. Lowndes lectures in the Forum for Critical Inquiry at The Glasgow School of Art, where her research focuses on artist-led projects, interdisciplinary and performance-related practice and contemporary art. She completed an AHRC-funded PhD at The Glasgow School of Art in 2006, analyzing the 1967-1975 concrete performance work made in Southern California by Bas Jan Ader, Chris Burden, Paul McCarthy and Bruce Nauman. She has contributed to Frieze, Artforum, Art on Paper, Untitled, MAP, 2HB, Spike Art Quarterly and Afterall and to catalogues for international institutions, writing catalogue essays on artists including Richard Wright (2009), Robert Rauschenberg (2011) and Dieter Roth (2012). A revised and expanded second edition of her book Social Sculpture: The Rise of the Glasgow Art Scene was published by The Luath Press in 2010. She curated Three Blows, a weekend of experimental acoustic performance by visual artists/musicians (2008), co-organised the symposium Subject in Process: Feminism and Art (2009), curated the international group exhibition Votive at CCA, Glasgow (2009), and co-curated and produced the all-women performance event Urlibido, for Glasgow International 2010. Her forthcoming curatorial projects include the sculpture park Dialogue of Hands (Supported Programme, Glasgow International, 2012) and Studio 58: Women Artists in Glasgow Since WWII (Mackintosh Museum, 2012).