Dr Deborah Jackson is a Lecturer in Contemporary Art Theory and Practice, she teaches Visual Culture in the School of Art in the BA and MA Contemporary Art Theory. She is also the course co-ordinator for Third Year Artistic Research and Fourth Year Visual Culture. Deborah co-supervises MPhil/PhD students and is always interested in new enquiries in the areas associated with her research. She is the convenor for the School of Art research cluster group Futurity/Society/Action.
Deborah is also a curator, writer, Visiting Lecturer at Glasgow School of Art, and the Lead Editor and Reviews Editor for Visual Culture in Britain.
From 2005-2007 Deborah was co-Director of Embassy, an artist-run gallery in Edinburgh. She has also worked as Curator/Producer for the Edinburgh Art Festival, Scotland’s largest annual visual art festival. She also works as a Curatorial Researcher at Talbot Rice, the public art gallery of the University of Edinburgh.
- 2013 PhD, University of Edinburgh
- 2006 MSc in Contemporary Art and Art Theory, Edinburgh College of Art
- 1999 BA Hons: Fine Art Sculpture, Glasgow School of Art
Deborah’s research is focused on the ‘Organisational Turn’ and asks: How to organise otherwise?
Self-organisation; curating; artist-run initiatives; critical practice; art and social process; alternative methods of production and display of contemporary art.