School of Art Friday Lecture: Dr Peter Hill

  • 11.30am

  • Edinburgh College of Art, Main Building, West Court
    74 Lauriston Place
    EH3 9DF

Dr Peter Hill is an artist, writer, and independent curator. He now divides his time between Scotland, Australia, and Berlin. He originally trained as a painter, but for over thirty years his work has explored the gaps between installation art and literary fiction. In that time he has created over one hundred fictional artists, critics, businesses, art schools, oil companies, alter egos, situations, and avatars.

Through his studio-based PhD (1996 - 2001) he identified over fifty visual artists around the world who have explored the links between contemporary art and fiction, from Marcel Broodthaers to SERVAAS, Res Ingold, Cindy Sherman, Alexa Wright, Eve-Anne O’Regan, Seymour Likely, Janet Cardiff, Patrick Pound, David Wilson’s Museum of Jurassic Technology, Group Irwin from Slovenia, General Idea from Canada, and more recently Robert Zhao (Singapore), Rachel Maclean (Scotland), Michael Candy (Australia), and Mathieu Briand (France). His lecture will be given in four fragments.