Lushetich, Natasha

Professor of Contempory Art & Theory, Professor


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Professor Lushetich is an interdisciplinary scholar with a background in the arts. At Dundee, she is Professor of Contemporary Art & Theory and AHRC Leadership Fellow. Her research relies on theoretical as well as practice-based methods, and focuses on intermedia, critical mediality, global art, the status of sensory experience in cultural knowledge, biopolitics and performativity. Her current AHRC-funded research project is: The Future of Indeterminacy: Datafication, Memory, Bio-Politics.

Professor Lushetich is a founder-member of subRosa and the recipient of numerous fellowships and residencies such as Fulbright (NYU, New York); Steim (Amsterdam); Noorderzon (Groningen); and ArtsLink (Cleveland & NYC). Her artistic work has been shown in a range of conventional venues – museums, film and performance festivals in Europe, Asia, and the US – in less conventional venues – banks and the street – as well as supported by the Art Council of England; The Mondrian Foundation; The VSB Foundation; The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts; and The Dutch Fund for the Performing Arts, among others.

Professor Lushetich holds a theoretical PhD from the University of Exeter. Her books include: Fluxus: The Practice of Non-Duality (Rodopi 2014); Interdisciplinary Performance (Palgrave 2016); The Aesthetics of Necropolitics (Rowman and Littlefield 2018); Beyond Mind, a special issue of Symbolism, the International Annual of Critical Aesthetics (De Gruyter 2019); Big Data – A New Medium? (Routledge 2020); and Distributed Perception: Resonances and Axiologies (co-edited with I. Campbell; Routledge 2021). Her recent writing has appeared in such cross-disciplinary journals as AI & Society; Artnodes; Contemporary Aesthetics; Environment, Place, Space; Media Theory; Performance Research; The Philosophical Salon; Text and Performance Quarterly, TDR, The Journal of Somaesthetics and Total Art Journal as well as in a number of edited collections. Professor Lushetich has delivered over fifty invited talks, keynotes, and seminars at academic institutions, such as the Universities of Cambridge, Duquesne, Nanyang, NYU, Sorbonne, Utrecht and Western Australia, at cultural institutions such as De Balie and Felix Meritis, Amsterdam and at public sector institutions, like Bethlem Royal Hospital, London.

She has led four interdisciplinary research projects: the Bridging the Gaps-funded Critical Gaming (2012-13); the HASS- and Maudsley-funded Spaces of the Mind (2013-16); the NAC and LaSalle-funded Imaginations of Disorder in Art, Science and Philosophy (2016-18), and the above-mentioned 2020-22 AHRC-funded Future of Indeterminacy. She is also an editorial member of the Anthem Series in Critical Thought, a member of the international board of Contemporary Aesthetics, and research assessor for NWO (Dutch Research Council) and FNSNF (Swiss National Science Foundation). Alongside guest teaching at the Berlin University of the Arts; Nanyang Technological University; Ohio State University; and the University of Westminster, she has lectured extensively on intermedia, contemporary art, critical mediality, biopolitics and hegemony at her ‘home’ institutions, the most recent of which are the University of Exeter; LaSalle, Singapore; and the University of Dundee. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the recipient of several teaching awards.

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  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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