Paul OKane, CV,

November 2016
e-mail: pok@okpaul.com
website: www.okpaul.com

Profile

0.5 Critical Studies Lecturer, CSM, UAL
Artist, Writer and Lecturer, with extensive experience.
Specialist in art writing, academic writing, critical studies and art history.

As a writer and member of AICA, I work in a variety of modes, from the academic and journalistic to the experimental and literary. I publish essays, articles, interviews and occasionally stories related to my research. As a tutor I specialise in histories and theories of art but also have extensive studio teaching experience. As an artist my work explores the history, possibilities and status of the still and moving mechanised image. I am also one of the three founding editors of eeodo artist’s books publishing company.

 

Education

2003 – 2009 PhD ‘A Hesitation of Things’
Goldsmiths College, University of London
1999 – 2001 MA (Distinction) Art History/Visual Cultures
Goldsmiths College, University of London
2001 PGCert, Education in Art & Design The London Institute
1996 NCTJ Print Journalism, Lambeth College
1990 – 1993 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Camberwell College of Art & Design
1981 – 1983 BA (Hons) Photography Film & TV London College of Printing Londo

 

Recent Exhibitions

2016 ‘End Papers’ for the group show ‘To Be Converted’ at Bread & Jam, London
2016
‘Mind Your Back/Looking Back’ Installed at BSO Conference, London
2015
‘RIGHT’ (video) and ‘Art & Labour: One Hour’s Worth of Thought’ (video) both for ‘REBOOT’, Sluice Art Fair, Bargehouse London.
2015 ‘Cheolsan’, Wild Pansy Press Project Space, Leeds University
2014 ‘
Hills To Mountains’, Performance, collaboration with Bada Song, Café Oto London
2013
‘Downtime’ (curator/ contributor) Paul O’Kane, Ort Gallery, Birmingham
2012 ‘There Will Be Others’, Angus-Hughes Gallery London
2012 ’10,000 Steps’, screened Deptford X in collaboration with Bada Song
2011 ‘Carousel’, screened Swedenborg House. Short film festival, London
2011 ‘Souvenirs’, Angus-Hughes Gallery London
2011 ‘Smoke On The Water’, Aubin Gallery, London
2010 ‘For The Sake Of The Image’, Jerwood Space, London
2010 ‘Happy End’, Yinka Shonibare’s Space, London
2010 ‘Carousel’, screened TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Spain
2007 ‘So – Called Life’ (contributor & co-curator), Camberwell Space, London
2006 ‘Draw Draw’, The Foundry, London
2005 ‘When In Rome V’, Third Floor Arts Centre, Portsmouth, UK
2005 ‘When In Rome IV’, Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham, UK
2004 ‘Yesvember’, (contributor & co-curator) House Gallery, London
2004 ‘When In Rome III’, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK
2004 ‘Is God Under The Table?’, Peckham Square Community
Project, London

 

Recent Publications

2016 Post-Perspectival Art & Politics in Post-Brexit Britain (http://www.thirdtext.org/post-brexit-art-politics) forTHIRD TEXT
2016
 “I’m Alone, But Not Lonely”, book for eeodo (acting as joint fundraiser, preface writer, joint editor, designer and distributor).
2016
Electronic Superhighway’ A report by Paul O’Kane for MIRAJ (referee journal)
2016
Spolia As Speculation’, for Journal of Visual Practice
2016
Painting Is Believing’ for Journal of Contemporary Painting
2016
‘About ‘About About’ for Central St Martins Fine Art Postgraduate Degree Show catalogue
2016
Concrete Burns’ for Central St Martins Fine Art Undergraduate Degree Show catalogue
2015
‘Only You’ for Garageland journal ‘Self’ issue, December, 2015
2015
(editor) ‘Cash or Smash’ by Bada Song, and contributing essay ‘Philosophising With a Hammer’ eeodo publishing
2015
‘Open Your Door’ for Cobra Res Flash Fiction (ed. Theo Price) Cobra Press
2015
‘Lost’(On Orientation) Art Monthly 391: November 2015, pp. 9-12 (complemented by Resonance FM Art Monthly radio interview)
2015
‘A Glorious Vanity’,the paintings of Richard Moon (gallery text)
2015
‘Downtime’ Robert Smithson’s Legacy, Art Monthly 387: June 2015, pp.11-14
2015,
‘Islands’ Richard Ducker and Gibson/Martelli, Coleman Project Space, London
2015, ‘The Rule of Exceptions’, Chelsea College of Art, UAL, degree show catalogue essay
2015
‘Curating the Legacy of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’, Third Text, Vol 28, Issue 6, 2014, pp. 1-16
2015
Mountain Tasting: Dunhill & O’Brien’s New Japanese Object’, for ‘In This Point of View’ published by Youkobo Inc.
2015
‘Are We There Yet?’ on Duncan Pickstock, ACME Rita Harris Studio Award catalogue essay
2015,
Paul Eachus and The Colour of Chaos’, Agency Gallery, London
2015 ‘
Waiting, Narrative & Modernity: Nooshin Farhid & Lis Rhodes’, for The Showroom / Cinenova
2015
Documentary Realism: Painting in the Digital Age’, by Robert Priseman, Sophie Cummings and Paul O’Kane, Create Space Independent Publishing Platform
2015
750WORDSAWEEK: experiments in criticism’ Weekly Blog, https://750wordsaweek.wordpress.com/
2014
An Unimaginative Response To Some Rather Dull Things, paintings by Sarah Poots’, Centre for Contemporary Art, Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland
2014
‘Against Judgement, (art photography & judgement)’, Art Monthly, Dec-Jan, [No. 382], pp. 9- 12
2014 Terrorism & the Left: Towards a Holistic Politics’, GARAGELAND, #17, pp.10-13
2014
Godfried Donkor’, review for Cataloguing Camberwell: 20 Years of the Camberwell arts Festival
2014
Paul O’Kane in Korea: AICA International Congress Report’, AICA UK website (http://www.aicauk.org/category/comment-opinion/)
2014  ‘The Blind’, Uncertain States (Photography Journal) Issue #20, November 2014
2014
Where Is That Light Now?’, Paul O’Kane, eeodo publishing (100 page book on photography and memoir.)
2014
Performing Photographs: Photography, Performance, and Affect, Tate Modern, London, March 19, 20141, Reviewed by Paul O’Kane’, Photography & Culture, Volume 7—Issue, July 2014, pp. 215–218
2014
(editor) ‘Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: a portrait in fragments’, catalogue, Korean Cultural Centre London
2014
New Romantic(ism)?’, Art Monthly, May-June, [No 376] pp. 1 –4 (complemented by Resonance FM Art Monthly radio interview and podcast)
2014 Ruin Lust, Tate Britain, London’, ACE, 78, Summer 2014, pp. 10-11
2013 From Tall Story to Infinite Conversation: Warren Garland at West Lane South’, Catalogue Essay, West Lane South gallery, London
2013 Arctic Circles’ (in DEUX ANIMAUX Vol 2. The Romantic Mind), Deux animaux Publications.
2013 The Scene of the Self ‘(in ‘This ‘Me’ of Mine: Self, Time & Context in the Digital Age’Ed. J. Boyer, Pub Xlibris, ISBN: 978-1-4836-7006-5, pp.12- 19
2013 All Clear (On Transparency)’, Art Monthly, Dec-Jan, [No 372] pp. 7 – 10
2013 The Secret Carnival’, for ‘Vault’, Camberwell Press
2013 The Politics of Performance-Nicola Ruben Montini’ Galleria Massimi Deluca, Mestre-Venezia
2013 Paul O’Kane Interviews Travess Smalley’, SYMBOL issue 3.
2013 Life and Death (on art and being)’ Art Monthly, April, [No 365] pp. 5 – 8 (complemented by Resonance FM Art Monthly radio interview and podcast)
2012 One Or Two Ways To Square One’, (essay ‘There Will Be Others’ show catalogue, Angus-Hughes Gallery London.)
2012 The State of the Arts in the Netherlands: Dutch Diary, Summer 2011’, Third Text, 116 (Vol. 26, issue 03), May 2012 pp. 345 – 358
2012 The Beauty of Failure’, booklet essay to accompany Triumph of the Will, curated by Fieldgate Gallery at Camberwell Space, London, October
2012 The Act of Making & The Making of the Act’, Art Monthly, October, [No 360] pp.1 – 4 (complemented by Resonance FM Art Monthly radio interview)
2012 Across The Bridge’, ASPIDISTRA, Issue X, Spring 2012
pages 15 – 16
2012 ‘Do you Believe in Things?’, Art Monthly, May, [No 356] pp.1 – 4 (complemented by Resonance FM Art Monthly radio interview)
2012 Out of this World’, Art Monthly, February, [No 353] pp. 9 – 12 (complemented by Resonance FM Art Monthly radio interview)
2012 Korea – Seoul Searching’, Art Monthly, February 2012, [No 353] p.33
2012 Only a Game? Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy’, Wasafiri, issue 69 Spring, pp.53 – 61
2011 Phil Collins, Marxism Today’, Third Text, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp. 644-648
2011
The Incident at Modane – What Have We Learned?’ Third Text, 25, issue 3, pp. 644-648
2011 Polishing The Ruins’ (A presentation for the exhibition ‘On The Great Divide’at Lo & Behold Gallery, London, Spring), published in ‘Deux Animaux’No. 1- Memory and Ruin
2011 Junk: Art & The Politics of Trash’, Art Monthly, July – August, 2011 [No 348] p.39 (complemented by Resonance FM Art Monthly radio interview)
2011 Four Characters With Implied Narrative’, ASPIDISTRA issue 2,pages 21 – 24
2011 John Gerrard Oil Stick Work: Art on the Underground’, Third Text, 25, Issue 2, pp. 237 – 241
2010 Suki Chan, Sleep Walk Sleep Talk’, Third Text 107, volume 24, issue 6, November, pages 763 – 767
2010 The Time Before That, Paul O’Kane,’ Photo Essay, hand-bound edition, Eeyodo Publishing for Jerwood Space
2010 A Perfect Picture Of What To Do Next’, ASPIDISTRA issue 1, page 41 – 44
2010 In And Out Of The City’, Shadows Have Shadows, The Society For Heresiarchs Of Autonomous Art, issue 2, page 3
2009 Renzo Martens Episode III’, Third Text 101, volume 23, issue 6, November, page 813 – 816

 

Talks & Events

2016 “I’m Alone, But Not Lonely” – event organiser, fundraiser and Chair for discussion re book launch, Daiwa Foundation, London
2016
“I’m Alone, But Not Lonely” – event organiser, fundraiser and Chair for discussion re book launch, Waterstones, London
2016
Mathilde Roman in conversation with Paul O’Kane re her book: ’On Stage’: The Theatrical Dimension of Video Image.’ Held at CSM, enabled by the 4D Pathway and the Duration and Event Research Group’
2016 Moderator / talk for ‘Making the Nature Seen’ group painting show at The Tannery, London
2016
 Judge and selector for ‘Brixton East, Open 2016′ for ‘Bad Behaviour’
2016
Judge for Contemporary British Painting prize
2016
‘Lost’ for Chelsea College of Arts
2015 Organisations & Orientations: A Lecture For TRANSMISSIONS’ Sheffield Hallam University
2015 ‘On Making and Unmaking Art’ at Goldsmiths College for Bethlem Salon #5 on Making and Unmaking.
2015 ‘From Borges to Ishiguro By Way Of Big Data’ for A Plague Of Diagrams, ICA, London
2015
‘Spolia as Speculation’, for ‘Headstone to Hard Drive’symposium, British School at Rome
2015
‘WOW?: Towards Immanence as Post Representation (in Art and Politics) by Way of Modern Technologies’ Paper given at: ‘21st century Photography: Art, Philosophy, Technique’ conference, CSM, UAL
2015
On Jennet Thomas’s ‘The Unspeakable Freedom Device’ at Outpost, Norwich, for Modern Culture.
2014
Panelist, NoFilter, V&A Museum, London (for Uncertain States)
2014
Hills To Mountains, Performance, collaboration with Bada Song, Café Oto London
2014 Q&A Book Launch for Where Is That Light Now? Matts Gallery, London
2014
Moderator for Critical Writings in the Era of Social Networking, and respondent to keynote Lev Manovich, Day 2, AICA International Congress, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2014
Panel Discussion: Towards A New Socio-Painting, Transition Gallery, London
2014
To Have Done With The Act Of The Judgement Of Photography, CSM MA Symposium, Swedenborg Institute, London
2014 Paul O’Kane, Artists Talk, Chelsea College of Arts, London
2014 Where Is that Light Now?, X Marks The Bokship, London
2013 Technologies of Romance, Five Years, London
2013 The Modern Language Experiment’s Keh Ng explores the materiality of urban environments. With Celine Lunsford of the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt; Paul O’Kane, Mark Jackson of IMT Gallery and Ami Clarke of Banner Repeater, Resonance FM Clear Spot.
2013 On Theresa Hak Kyung Cha – Paul O’Kane in conversation with Bea De Sousa, ICA London
2013 Downtime, Launch Event talk, Ort Gallery Birmingham
2013 On Things, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. U.K
2012 Nooshin Farhid, The Agency Gallery, London
2012 On Ekphrasis, Poet In The City, Camberwell College, London
2009 Bricks, Area 10 Project Space, London
2009 Oliver Laric & Wojciech Kosma, Borstal Gallery, London

 

Teaching Experience

1999 – 2016 0.5 Critical Studies Lecturer, CSM, Associate and Visiting Lecturer for Foundation, BA and MA Courses with specialism in Art Writing, Academic Writing, Critical Studies and Art History

N.B. A selection of courses I have designed, delivered and assessed includes:
Art & Technologies for BA Fine Art, Art and Romanticism for BA Fine Art, Key Ideas Lectures for First Year BA Fine Art, Sculpture studio and contextual studies for BA Fine Art, Photography MA research Paper supervision and Photography BA Lecture series, Painting BA Lecture Series, European Art History for visitors to London, Performance and Event-based practices for BA Fine Art, Art & Politics for BA Fine Art, Art & Writing for BA Fine Art, Dissertation Supervision for BA Fine Art.

2013 White Square Teaching Award (UAL)

Central St Martins College of Art, UAL, BAFA, MA Photography & MAFA
Chelsea College of Art London, Fine Art BAFA
Camberwell College of Arts, London, Fine Art BAFA
London College of Communications, UAL, BAFA Photography
Leeds University, BA Fine Art
Middlesex University, London, Fine Art BAFA
Goldsmiths College, Department of History, London
Goldsmiths College Department of Art & Politics, London
Goldsmiths College, Department of Fine Art, London
Royal College of Art, London, MAFA
School of Oriental and African Studies, London, Art History Summer School
UCCA, Canterbury, Kent, Fine Art BAFA
SEEVIC College, Benfleet, Essex, Art Foundation
UCA, Farnham, Surrey, BA Photography

 

Referees
Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton, AICA International – General Secretary, and AICA UK –President, 1 Thornhill Road, London NI IHX

Alex Schady, Programme Director Fine Art and Course Leader BA Fine Art, CSM, Kings X, UAL, Granary Building, 1, Granary Square, Kings X, London, N1C 4AA

Professor Howard Caygill, Professor Of Modern European Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE