Rachel Garfield is an artist whose work often deals with disjunctions of narrative to explore the idea of the incoherent subject and the formation of subjectivity. Although primarily her work would be regarded as video-based fine art shown in gallery contexts, the work has an ongoing relationship with the traditions and concerns of avant garde documentary film.

In addition to her art practice, Rachel Garfield’s published writing typically explores the positioning of artists, processes of exclusion, heirarchies of victimhood, documentary practices and the politics of the subject, the encounter and the look; indeterminacy in the visual field often through the example of Diasporic communites; Landscape painting and the formation of Englishness in the 20th Century; Research Methodology in practice led PhD in Fine Art.

EXTERNAL EXAMINATION/PEER REVIEW

2013-2016 Middlesex University, Film BA
2012-2016 Liverpool John Moores, MFA
2012 Reading University, Periodic Review, Fine Art
2010 Brighton University Periodic Review, Fine Art
Phd - Dafna Ganani (2006) Goldsmiths, Department of Art
2009 - DAAD PhD and Junior Scholars Fellowship Berlin, Peer Reviewer
2012 - current External Examiner MFA John Moores University, Liverpool
2011 - current External Examiner BA Film, Middlesex University
2008-2011 - MA Fine Art Byam Shaw, University of the Arts, London
2010-2011 - PGDip Fine Art Byam Shaw, University of the Arts, London
2008-2011 - BA Digital Screen and Film Arts, University of the Creative Arts at Farnham
2012-2015 - BA Media Arts, Middlesex University

HIGHER EDUCATION TEACHING
2013-2015 Visiting Fellow University of Newcastle, Depts Geography and Fine Art
2012-current University of Reading, Director of Postgraduate Studies (ft)
2011 - 2012 University of Kent, BA Fine Art (ft)
2007 - 2011 Goldsmiths College, MFA (0.2 fte)
2010 - 2011 Wimbledon College of Art MFA ( co-ordinating MFA Critical Studies)
2006 - 08 Salford University, Lecturer Visual Arts (0.5 fte, relocated to London)
2005 Central St Martins, BA 2D pathway (Temporary Contract)
2005 - 06 Goldsmiths College University of London, Visual Cultures BA (Associate Lecturer, left to take up permanent employment)
2001-05 Kent Institute Of Art & Design thesis supervision of BA visual communication students (Associate Lecturer, relocated to Wolverhampton)
2003-4maternity
2002/3Camberwell College of Art & Crafts, University of the Arts London, Photography BA (Associate Lecturer)
2001/2 Kent Institute Of Art & Design, BA Painting, (Associate Lecturer)
2001-2003 Nottingham Trent University, supervision of Graphic Design MA by independent study students (Associate Lecturer, maternity)
2001/02 Nottingham Trent University, BA Graphic Design
2000/01 (Associate Lecturer, maternity)
2000/01 City University MA Organisation and Social Change, (Module leader: Post-modernity, Power, Difference and Identity: contemporary debates) (Temporary Contract)

GUEST LECTURES HIGHER EDUCATION

University of Southampton, Parkes Institute, December 2014
University of Newcastle Visiting fellow 2013-2014
Central St Martins MRes Art and Film, 2014
Goldsmiths Research Methodologies symposium, 2014
University of California San Diego, BA Communications
University of Texas at Austin, invited symposium speaker, PhD, Art History
City University, MFA Arts Criticism
Reading University, Research Methodologies, PhD seminar,
Kingston University, research methodologies course, Art and Design PhD
Kent Institute of Art and Design, research methodologies course, Art and Design PhD
Girton College Cambridge MA in Jewish-Christian Relations
University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA, MA Visual Arts
University of Wisconsin at Madison, USA Centre for Jewish Studies
City University Ma in Arts Management
De Montford University, BA Communications/Art History
Birkbeck College, University of London, Dept. of Sociology, BA Politics & Society, MSc in Politics & Development in Post-Colonial Societies, MSc in The Politics of Globalization
West Surrey Instituted of Art and Design,(Farnham) Photography BA
University of East London, MA Fine Art, professional practice

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