Researcher

Dr Lindsay Kelley

Fields of Research (FoR)

Cultural theory, Art theory, Feminist theory, Fine arts

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Biography

Working in the kitchen, Lindsay Kelley's art practice and scholarship explore how the experience of eating changes when technologies are being eaten. She is currently working on her second book, After Eating: Metabolizing the Arts (under contract with MIT Press, 2023). Her first book is Bioart Kitchen: Art, Feminism and Technoscience (London: IB Tauris, 2016). Bioart Kitchen emerges from her work at the University of California Santa Cruz...view more

Working in the kitchen, Lindsay Kelley's art practice and scholarship explore how the experience of eating changes when technologies are being eaten. She is currently working on her second book, After Eating: Metabolizing the Arts (under contract with MIT Press, 2023). Her first book is Bioart Kitchen: Art, Feminism and Technoscience (London: IB Tauris, 2016). Bioart Kitchen emerges from her work at the University of California Santa Cruz (Ph.D in the History of Consciousness and MFA in Digital Art and New Media). She has exhibited and performed across Australia and internationally, and her published work can be found in journals including parallaxTransgender Studies QuarterlyAngelaki, and Environmental Humanities. Kelley holds an Australia Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2019-2021).

 


My Grants

Australia Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award 2019-2021


My Qualifications

PhD, History of Consciousness, University of California Santa Cruz. Supervised by Donna Haraway, Warren Sack, and Margaret Morse. 

MFA, Digital Art & New Media, University of California Santa Cruz. Supervised by Elliot Anderson, Beth Stephens, and Amy Balkin (external).

BA, Art: Semiotics, Brown University.


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

I have supervised research projects that include painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, installation, ceramics, aquaculture, bioart, and experimental video. I am interested in supervising candidates whose research engages art practice and critical theory at once. Although my students and I share an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge making more than any particular form or content, I am best able to support candidates whose work attends to food studies, animal studies, feminist theory, and performance.

 

Recent completions include:

 

2021

Emily Parsons-Lord, PhD: AIR WORKS: Air as material in contemporary installation and performance art in a time of climate emergency. UNSW Art & Design. Joint supervisor with Kate Dunn.

2020

Clare Nicholson, PhD: Speculative Obstetric Models: material remakings of historical anatomical models and contemporary epigenetic agency UNSW Art & Design (winner of 2020 Dean’s Award for Outstanding PhD Theses). Primary supervisor.

Jo Burzynska, PhD: Tuning Sensory Terroir: Mapping correspondences between sound and wine in a crossmodal art practice. UNSW Art & Design (winner of 2020 Dean’s Award for Outstanding PhD Theses). Secondary supervisor, primary supervisor Douglas Kahn.

Claudia Álvarez Arozqueta, PhD: Heartbeats in the Arts: The Pulse of History.  UNSW Art & Design. Secondary supervisor, primary supervisor Douglas Kahn.

 

Meng-Yu Yan, MFA: A Sensitive Surface: Exploring Queer Spectrality through Lens-based Paranormal Methods UNSW Art & Design. Primary supervisor.

2018

Lisa Sammut, MFA: Cosmic Choreographies: tools, monuments, echoes (joint supervision with Clare Milledge) UNSW Art & Design. Joint supervisor with Clare Milledge.

 

Kassandra Bossell, MFA: Humans Inside Nature: Shared Agency in Multispecies Art UNSW Art & Design. Primary supervisor.

2017

Diana Baker Smith, Ph.D: Re-doing the Histories of Performance: Re-enactment and the Historiographies of Live Art UNSW Art & Design (winner of the 2017 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research). Primary supervisor.

 

Cecilia White, Ph.D: Performance Art and Irigarayan Renaissance: Anxiety, Wonder and a Poetics of Breath UNSW Art & Design. Primary supervisor.

2016

Louise Zhang, MFA: Monstrous Masses: Horror and Slime in Art UNSW Art & Design. Joint supervisor with David Eastwood.

2015

Robbie Karmel, MFA: The Drawing of Bodies and Things: Embodiment, observation, and representation UNSW Art & Design. Primary supervisor.

 

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Videos

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