Dr Nikki Kane

  • Lecturer (History of Art)

telephone: 01413306330
email: Nikki.Kane@glasgow.ac.uk
pronouns: She/her/hers

8 University Gardens, University Of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QH G12 8QH

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3444-0226

Research interests

My research concerns include artistic working conditions and precarity; festival and biennial cultures; curatorial frameworks and how they might offer supportive models for practitioners; the impact of temporary and re-occurring events on both artists’ careers and artworks made; and the narrative of the artistic career itself.

My broader academic and curatorial research interests include:

  • Work and labour
  • Performance, choreography and the body
  • Public space
  • Artist-run spaces
  • Curatorial responsibility
  • Fashion and visual culture
  • Socially-engaged artistic practice

Publications

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Number of items: 8.

2023

Kane, N. (2023) Festivals as Gatekeepers: The Role of Festivals and Biennials in Contemporary Art Careers. TOOLS FOR THE FUTURE - Researching Art Market Practices from Past to Present - International Workshop #8: Gatekeepers in the Art Market, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, 14-16 Apr 2023.

2021

Kane, N. (2021) American art 1961-2001 (catalogue entries). In: De Bellis, V. and Galansino, A. (eds.) American Art 1961-2001: The Walker Art Center Collections. Marsilio: Venice. ISBN 9788829709281

2020

Kane, N. (2020) Scent as an Incidental and Intentional Artistic Material. Material and Visual Culture Seminar Series, Edinburgh, UK, 09 Dec 2020.

2019

Kane, N. (2019) Basin Bathhouse. [Exhibitions]

Kane, N. (2019) Curatorial Responsibility and the Contemporary Art Career. Raymond Williams Society First Annual Conference: Cultural Production and the Redundancy of Work, Manchester, UK, 26-27 Apr 2019.

2018

Kane, N. (2018) Conflict in Contemporary Curatorial Practice. Association for Art History New Voices Conference: Art and Conflict, Edinburgh, UK, 09 Nov 2018.

2017

Kane, N. (2017) Body at work: a study circle on contemporary labour. [Exhibitions]

Kane, N. (2017) By end of play. [Exhibitions]

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Number of items: 8.

Book Sections

Kane, N. (2021) American art 1961-2001 (catalogue entries). In: De Bellis, V. and Galansino, A. (eds.) American Art 1961-2001: The Walker Art Center Collections. Marsilio: Venice. ISBN 9788829709281

Conference or Workshop Item

Kane, N. (2023) Festivals as Gatekeepers: The Role of Festivals and Biennials in Contemporary Art Careers. TOOLS FOR THE FUTURE - Researching Art Market Practices from Past to Present - International Workshop #8: Gatekeepers in the Art Market, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, 14-16 Apr 2023.

Kane, N. (2020) Scent as an Incidental and Intentional Artistic Material. Material and Visual Culture Seminar Series, Edinburgh, UK, 09 Dec 2020.

Kane, N. (2019) Curatorial Responsibility and the Contemporary Art Career. Raymond Williams Society First Annual Conference: Cultural Production and the Redundancy of Work, Manchester, UK, 26-27 Apr 2019.

Kane, N. (2018) Conflict in Contemporary Curatorial Practice. Association for Art History New Voices Conference: Art and Conflict, Edinburgh, UK, 09 Nov 2018.

Exhibitions

Kane, N. (2019) Basin Bathhouse. [Exhibitions]

Kane, N. (2017) Body at work: a study circle on contemporary labour. [Exhibitions]

Kane, N. (2017) By end of play. [Exhibitions]

This list was generated on Sun May 26 08:55:14 2024 BST.

Grants

I am currently leading the Artist-Run Initiatives in Britain Research Network, funded by the British Art Network.

 

Supervision

I welcome proposals from students who wish to pursue research in any areas relating to contemporary art careers, curatorial practices, artist-led activity and organisations, artistic labour, socially-engaged art practices, art and fashion, performance-based contemporary art, biennials and festivals.

Teaching

I currently teach on the MSc Creative Industries & Cultural Policy programme, where I am convenor for the course 'Cultural Institutions', and the undergraduate Creative Arts & Industries programme, where I am convenor for the level-one course 'Introduction to Creative Practice'.

Professional activities & recognition

Professional & learned societies

  • 2023: Member of Doctoral & Early Career Researcher project board, Association for Art History
  • 2023: Trustee, Scottish Contemporary Art Network

Supplementary

  • Trustee of Scottish Contemporary Art Network (SCAN), a not-for-profit organisation that demonstrates the cultural, social and economic value of contemporary art. June 2023-present Trustee of Wasps (Workshop & Artists Studio Provision Scotland), a charity that provides affordable studios to support artists, arts organisations, and creative businesses, currently housing about 900 artists and 33 organisations at 20 buildings across Scotland. March 2020 - present Trustee of Market Gallery, an artist-run contemporary arts organisation based in Glasgow’s East End that presents a varied programme of contemporary exhibitions, projects and events. January 2020 - May 2022