Job title: Lecturer in Fine Art

Email: kfarquha@ed.ac.uk

Office address: Main Building

Contact time: Mon, 9am - 5pm; Wed, 9am - 1pm; Thu, 9am - 5pm

Born in Edinburgh and educated at Edinburgh College of Art and Goldsmiths College, University of London, Keith Farquhar is an artist and Educator based in Edinburgh.

Farquhar’s work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums that include: Cabinet, London, High Art, Paris, Office Baroque, Brussels, David Zwirner, New York, Galerie Neu, Berlin, With de Witte, Rotterdam, CAPC, Bordeaux, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Kunstverein Braunschweig, INIT Kunst-Halle, Berlin and ICA London. His work is represented by Cabinet, London, High Art, Paris and Office Baroque, Brussels.

I am currently a Lecturer in Fine Art at ECA, teaching across the departments of Intermedia, Painting and MFA Postgraduate.

Keith Farquhar’s work engages with everyday objects, materials and technological processes. It aims to advance the proposition of the Duchampian readymade and to distill and reimagine the artistic gesture in ways that are speculative & open-ended. The often overlooked cultural signifiers that shape his work are the same components that form the background ambience of contemporary life, each providing clues to activities personally undertaken or observed first-hand. In recent exhibitions at Cabinet, London and High Art, Paris, everyday phenomena such as doing the laundry, the daily commute on public transport, the use of meditation apps and respite from stress regularly taken at a municipal sauna provide starting points for sculptural and pictorial experimentation.