Susan Brind studied Fine Art at Reading University and the Slade School of Art. She is a Reader in Contemporary Art: Practice & Events in the School of Fine Art, Department of Sculpture & Environmental Art, Glasgow School of Art. She previously taught at a number of UK institutions including Oxford Brookes University, Central St Martin’s, London, and Grays School of Art, Aberdeen, as well as being a visiting lecturer in Germany and Canada.
Her work, which takes the form of sculptural, textual and time-based installations, plays on the tensions between rational forms of knowledge and the body as a site of understanding. She has exhibited widely in Europe and the UK, including a site-specific permanent commission for the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and her works are held in public and private collections in the UK and Australia.
Her praxis has incorporated collaborative curatorial projects such The Reading Room (with Jane Rolo of Book Works, London, 1994) and Curious: Artists’ Research in Expert Culture (for Visual Art Projects, Glasgow, 1999).
Published works include The State of the Real: Aesthetics in the Digital Age (co-edited with Damian Sutton and Ray McKenzie, IB Tauris 2007).
Ruth Barker, Jasper Coppes, Alan Currall, Sarah Forrest, Susan Brind, Jim Harold, Shona Macnaughton, Duncan Marquiss, Shauna McMullan, and Joanna Peace
A collaboration between ten artists and the National Trust for Scotland, Cabinet Interventions interrogates the role of material culture in defining place. In post-Brexit Scotland, how might often-contested identities and histories be articulated through institutions such as the Trust?
In 2017 the artists spent time in residence at Pollok House, exploring the cultural, political, historical, ecological and sensorial context of the site. This exhibition draws upon that research and dialogue to present sound, film, sculpture, text and performance.
Supported by The Royal Society of Edinburgh and Glasgow School of Art.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 10am-5pm