Approved: 07.02.2010

Michael Lent

Artist, Curator, Writer, Lecturer / academic, Researcher

Approved: 07.02.2010

Dr Michael Lent is the Head of Fine Art at Teesside University.

Practice:
Through locating the intersection of artistic research and practice, my work is concerned with interrogating an economy of knowledge and an opposing potentiality of experience. I work with sculpture, drawing, text, video, photography, and installation; exploring time-based and new media as a method of art making.

My interests consider dissolution and sacrifice, focusing on mobile spaces through documenting their momentary experience. Frequently this work takes the form of constructing transparent layers in video or installations in order to examine and transfer the repercussions of this experience in a visual sense. Through this I attempt to examine the space in and around material and the sites where the work is exhibited, whilst exploring the manner in which experience becomes lost through the process of representation. My forthcoming book Courting Dissolution will be published late this year through [Transcript] Verlag. 

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  • Location: Newcastle, North East
  • Activities: Higher education, Lecturing, Practice-based research, Critical writing, Creative writing, Curating, Visual arts consultancy, Evaluation
  • Categories: Project, Film & Video, Installation, Intervention, Photography
 

Biography

Dr Michael Lent is the Head of Fine Art at Teesside University.

Practice:
Through locating the intersection of artistic research and practice, my work is concerned with interrogating an economy of knowledge and an opposing potentiality of experience. I work with sculpture, drawing, text, video, photography, and installation; exploring time-based and new media as a method of art making.

My interests consider dissolution and sacrifice, focusing on mobile spaces through documenting their momentary experience. Frequently this work takes the form of constructing transparent layers in video or installations in order to examine and transfer the repercussions of this experience in a visual sense. Through this I attempt to examine the space in and around material and the sites where the work is exhibited, whilst exploring the manner in which experience becomes lost through the process of representation. My forthcoming book Courting Dissolution will be published late this year through [Transcript] Verlag. 

 

 

 

 

CV & Education

Qualifications and training:

PhD in Fine Art, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK, 2014

MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont, USA 2000

BFA in Sculpture and Painting, Tyler School of Art - Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 1999

Contemporary Art Practice and Art History, Temple University Rome, Rome, Italy

 

Selected Recent Exhibitions:

*Space is what prevents everything from being in the same place, Greestone Gallery, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK, 2013 

Virion 2012, Parer Place at Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, The Concourse Sydney, Federation Square Melbourne, & Perth Cultural Centre Perth, Australia and Satellite Gallery Auckland, New Zealand, 2012 

Neither Spit nor Diamonds, Greestone Gallery, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK, 2012 

An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA, 2011 

Global Studio, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK, 2010 

*Transient Spaces, Campus Gate Art Gallery, Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia, USA, 2009 

*Practice Writings, Haybarn Gallery, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont, USA, 2009 

The Art of Word, Science, and Sound, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, USA, 2008 

AGENDA: Queering Popular Media, Current Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2008 

Silent/Sound Film Festival, Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo, New York, USA, 

2008 Painting the Spectrum: SASOD Film Festival, Georgetown, Guyana, 2008

 

Selected Publications:

Lent, M. 2016. Courting Dissolution: Adumbration, alterity, and the dislocation of sacrifice from space to image. Transcript Verlag. DE. (distrubution through Columbia University Press) ISBN 978-3-8376-3574-4

Lent, M. 2013. Praxis of potentiality: A consideration of spatial disappearance. in Johnson, L. (ed.) Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Culture. Routledge. London, UK and New York. ISBN 978-0-415821-29-2 

http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415821292/  

Lent, M. 2012. Spatial Praxis: Fragmentation and mobility towards a singular Other. in de Azevedo, AF., Martins, RN., et al (eds.) Geographical Imaginations. UMDGEO - Department of Geography of University of Minho. Guimarães, Portugal. ISBN 978-9-899739-42-0 http://repositorium.sdum.uminho.pt/handle/1822/25813  

Lent, M. 2012. October Fire. TriQuarterly Journal. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA ISBN 978-0-810159-11-2 

http://www.triquarterly.org/contributors/michael-lent 

Basha, R. 2011. An Exchange With Sol LeWitt (exhibition catalogue). Cabinet Books and MASS MoCA, New York and Northampton, USA. ISBN 978-1-932698-52-7 

Lent, M. 2010. October Fire. The Minutiae of Visionaries: Experiments Toward Social Evolution. Evo Girls Press. Rochester, New York, USA. ISBN 978-0-578032-35-1