supervisor between January 2008 and December 2013
Lucy Cotter is head of the Master Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) and Royal Conservatoire, The Hague. She lectures in art theory and research at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam.
Being a former artist, she has exhibited internationally and worked in various capacities in museums and galleries in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. These experiences have inspired her research interests in the relationship between art theory and practice and in the contiguity between aesthetics and politics in the day-to-day workings of the art world. Her doctoral dissertation from the University of Amsterdam offered a cultural analysis of curating from the 1950s to the present, drawing on Pierre Bourdieu’s sciological view of the art world, postcolonial theory and Gilles Deleuze’s notion of minor art. She was one of three co-curators of "Here as the Centre of the World", a transnational artistic research project taking place in six cities worldwide in 2006–7 that attempted to tease out issues surrounding cultural translation and art practice.
She has published internationally as an art critic and academic and was guest editor of a special edition of "Third Text" on Irish art in 2005. Recent publications include “Libia-Olafur: The Future of Hospitality,” catalogue Icelandic pavilion, Venice Biennale 2011, “Ambivalent Homecomings: Louis le Brocquy, Francis Bacon and the Mechanics of Canonisation”, Field Day Review (forthcoming 2011) and “Aspen 5+6: An Early Exposition” in Artistic Research Expositions, Michael Schwab and Henk Borgdorff (eds), University of Leiden (forthcoming 2011).