Email: S1671725@sms.ed.ac.uk

Programme: Art - PhD/MPhil

Start date: September 2017

Mode of study: Part time

Research title: Art, Praxis, Transformation

Beth Dynowski is based in Glasgow, Scotland. She makes sculpture, installations, performances, projects, poetry and texts. Her work pays attention to the poetic and political potential of using materials and language to transform political, ethical and social imaginaries. She was recently shortlisted for The White Review Poet's Prize and her work has been shared in DIY spaces and public institutions across Scotland and Europe.

Beth also writes about and runs projects that explore issues of access, power and equality in and through the arts. Beth co-founded projects including Free Association GlasgowThe Pipe Factory, Temporary Art School and several public lecture series across libraries and public spaces and was Lead Artist in establishing the young people's programme at the Fruitmarket Gallery.

Beth Dynowski is a part time Lecturer at Forth Valley College where she teaches a range of courses in Art & Design from Access to Honours level. She is primarily responsible for co-leading and delivering an Honours Studio Practice module to University of Stirling students with Ewan John and leading and delivering on the BA Independent Contextual Studies module for Art & Design students.

Beth's research experientially explores the relationship between the cognitive, affective and structural conditions for subject formation through and within the context of contemporary art, education, capitalism and the commons. It adopts commoning as a practice - focused within art and education but applicable to other forms of the commons - while exploring and extending its poetics. This takes the form of experimental ways of writing, performance, installation, self organised study groups, teaching and public projects and events.

Beth's research is funded by the Scottish Graduate School of Arts & Humanities Doctoral Award.