Speaking of Her Steering Committee

Tanya Augsburg, Adjoa Armah, Marita Fraser, Sharon Young, AUTO//FICTION symposium, 2019

The Speaking of Her Research Network steering committee are:

Juliette Blightman has exhibited in solo shows at Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland; South London Gallery and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Her performances and video works have been presented in; Hayward Gallery, London; Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria and at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. Her research practice focuses on the relevance of feminist literature of the last one hundred years to creative practice, technology and motherhood.

CarolineDouglas was the recipient of the 9th Helen Keller International Award and Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Award (2016). Selected exhibitions include; Galerie Huit, Arles, Columbia University, Stills Gallery, Brighton Photo Fringe, Format Festival, Künstlerhaus Dortmund. Residencies include; School of the Art Institute Chicago, AiR Fondazione Fotografia, Modena and Proekt Fabrika, and Visiting Scholar at the University of St Andrews in 2016. Her research interests include unknown women in early photography in Scotland.

Dr Chantal Faust is an artist, writer and researcher. Her research interests focus on the scanner as a conduit for the study of visualisations of touch, immediacy and blatancy, extending into a practice of works in video, performance, photography and painting. Recent exhibitions include Solitary Pleasures, Freud Museum, London (2018); Natur Blick, Koppel Project Hive, London (2018); Antipodean Emanations, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne (2018); and PUSH IT, Lychee One Gallery, London (2016).

Professor Rebecca Fortnum is a painter, writer and researcher. She was Visiting Research Fellow in Creative Arts at Merton College Oxford in 2018 where she developed her project A Mind Weighted with Unpublished Matter, that includes paintings and drawings of known and unknown female subjects from sculptural portraits in Museum collections, including the Ashmolean. Fortnum has had solo shows at the Freud Museum and the V&A’s Museum of Childhood and edited a book of interviews with British women artists, In their own words, as well as On Not Knowing; How Artists Think, a book of essays that examines contemporary artists’ processes.

Marita Fraser an artist, writer and researcher exhibiting internationally, including exhibitions with Kunsthaus Vienna, Städtisches Museum Engen, Atelierhaus Salzamt Linz, Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe Ettlingen, MU Eindhoven, Concertgebouw Brugge and Perth Institute of Contemporary Art. In 2016 she was awarded the ArtReview Casa Wabi Residency Award and was resident at Museums Quartier Vienna (Q21). Her research interests include feminist performative scores from the 1960’s onwards; Margaret Mackintosh and her influence in the formation of the Weiner Werksadt and her collaborative pratices; contemporary performative texts; and expanded forms of feminist painting pracitces.

Amelia Stein is a writer and researcher. Her writing on art, design and contemporary culture has been published in over 30 titles, including The GuardianArchitectural ReviewSpike and PIN-UP. In 2012, she was commissioned to edit a book of interviews with artists, writers and thinkers reflecting on Occupy Wall Street (The American Spring: What we talk about when we talk about revolution, Skyhorse Press). She holds an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Columbia University and is a Contributing Editor at Real Review. Her research interests include how writing can express and enact ideas of relation, coalescence and associative logic in contemporary art and design.

Sharon Young is an artist whose works are held in collections and exhibited in institutions such as the V&A, Tate Liverpool, Venice, Encontros das imagem, Goa International Photography Festival, International Photography Awards, New York and Recontres des Arles. Her research practice seeks to discover whether ‘hysterical narrative’ can be rehabilitated to new ends with an interest in a feminist interpretation, of ‘hysterical narrative’ as agency, through photography and autofiction.