Dr Judy Price
School: School of Art and Architecture
Position: Course director, Photography MA
Judy Price is a lens-based artist working across photography, moving image, sound and installation. Her practice engages with the boundaries between documentary, the cinematic, fiction and testimony and often involves extensive field research where she explores sites that are interweaved and striated by a multiple histories, economies and forces. She often employs multiple strategies drawing on images and sounds from archival sources as well as from a sustained study of a place that is resonant with overwritten histories and redrawn boundaries.
From 2006–14 a focus of her practice was Israel and Palestine exploring how art can create new perceptions of the experiences of individuals and cultures and arts' effectiveness and relevance to collective struggles. As well as curating a number of screenings around the British Mandate in Palestine, she produced two major bodies of work:
Within this Narrow Strip of Land (2008), an 11-screen video and sound installation filmed in a number of locations in Israel and the Palestinian territories, including a vestige of the British, St John's Eye Hospital in East Jerusalem, as well as re-appropriating archival material from the British Mandate period in Palestine. This work has been shown at a number of venues including: Grand Parade Gallery, University of Brighton; USF Centre Bergen, Norway; Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art Gallery and Imperial War Museum, London.
White Oil (2014), a 65-minute film and series of photographs that excavate a number of narratives around colonialism, expropriation of land and mobility through the day-to-day lives of the workers and security guards in the quarries in the Occupied Palestinian Territories of the West Bank. In 2014 she was awarded a PhD from the University of Brighton for this significant body of work and her thesis, 'White Oil and the Disappearance of the West Bank.' White Oil is included in World of Matter, a multimedia project providing an open access archive on the global ecologies of resource exploitation and circulation.
Judy Price is course director of the Photography MA at Kingston University and senior lecturer in moving image at the University of Brighton. Since 2008 she has been a visiting lecturer at the International Academy of Arts, Palestine and has initiated a series of student exchange programmes at different institutions. Other appointments include guest professor at Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg 2013 and associate Professor Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Bergen, Norway from 2007–08. Price received a BA in Critical Fine Art Practice, University of the Arts, London in 1995, MA in Photography Royal College of Art, London in 1999 and was awarded a PhD from the University of Brighton in 2014. She was also Associate Postgraduate Researcher in Media Arts Philosophy and Practice at Greenwich University in 2006 and from 2008–10 Cocheme Fellow and associate artist, University of the Arts, London.
- World of Matter website
- White Oil post on Geoarchitecture blog
- Dr Judy Price's University of Brighton staff profile
- About Judy Price on the Center for Digital Art website
- Vertigo magazine: Blind Spot: Judy Price and Metaphors of Vision in Israel and Palestine
- Danielle Arnaud contemporary art website
Her interests are in the conjunction of art and politics. How lens-based media, and the processes of making and viewing work, can produce and contribute to new ways of seeing and help us think differently about sites of intensive geopolitical struggle by making visible multiple layers of representation, economy, history and subjectivity. How art can create new perceptions of the experiences of individuals and cultures and arts' effectiveness and relevance to collective struggles, both human and environmental.
Her research interests span: politics and philosophy of photography and film, the archive image in contemporary art, the digital Image in photographic culture, visual culture in a post digital world, geopolitics, eco-politics, eco-tourism, documentary, visual ethnography, geography, the politics of space and architecture, post-colonial discourse, neocolonial struggles, activism and dialogical aesthetics.
Teaching areas & responsibilities
Course director, Photography MA and senior lecturer in the Department of Film and Photography.
Teaching and module lead in postgraduate studies.
- 2014 - presentCourse director, Photography MA, Kingston University (0.4)
- 2014Associate lecturer, MA Fine Art, University of Kent
- 2013Guest professor, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg, Germany
- 2010 - presentLead artist and co-ordinator for a reciprocal collaborative learning exchange between associate artist at the University of the Arts, London, Brighton University and The International Academy of Art, Palestine
- 2010 - presentSenior lecturer in moving image, University of Brighton, UK (0.2)
- 2009Visiting lecturer in moving image, Photography Department, Kingston University
- 2009 - 2011Associate artist at the University of the Arts, London
- 2008 - 2014Visiting lecturer, International Art Academy Palestine, Ramallah, Palestine
- 2008 - 2013Visiting lecturer, Photography MA and BA(Hons), Kingston University
- 2007 - 2008Visiting lecturer in moving image, Photography Department, Kingston University
- 2007Visiting lecturer in video and photography, Department of Art and Design, University of Gloucestershire
- 2007 - 2008Associate professor in fine art & video/photography (BA & MA), Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Bergen, Norway
- 2006Visiting lecturer in video and photography, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University
- 2006Mentor for artists working with digital media, B3 Media, London
- 2006Part- time lecturer photography, London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London
- 2004 - 2005Part-time lecturer in graphic design and photography (BA and MA), Kingston University
Educational and professional qualifications
- 2013PhD Awarded from the University of the Creative Arts (with studentship)
- 2006Fine Art Photography MA Royal College of Art
- 2006Associate postgraduate researcher in media arts philosophy and practice Greenwich University
- 1999Fine Art Photography MA Royal College of Art
- 1997Advanced Photography Central St Martins College of Art and Design
- 1997Critical Fine Art Practice BA Central St Martins College of Art and Design
Conferences & events
July 2015: Panel discussion on cultural production in Palestine, Fabrica, Brighton
December 2014: Conference paper, White Oil, excavations and the disappearance of the West Bank, Visible Evidence 21, New Dehli,
Sept 2014: Panel discussion, Borders, Folkstone Bienielle
March 2014: Conference paper, White Oil, excavations and the disappearance of the West Bank Archives for the Future organised by Mnemoscape, Westminster University.
June 2013: Speaker and organiser for the symposium: Cultural Production in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg, Germany
April – July 2013: Guest Professor, Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg, Germany
Nov 2012: Q& A with Mirza and Butler, Cine City, Brighton
Nov 2011: Afterimage: Engagements with the Cinematic, two-day intervention Arnolfini, Bristol, curators: ICF
International Curators Forum
May 2010: Elastic Spaces – a round table discussion about Decolonizing Architecture, The Delfina Foundation, London
July 2008: Guest speaker with Jack Periskian, Jerusalem Show, Al Mammal Foundation, Jerusalem
Jan 2008: Panel organiser and curator for 'A sense of History' Tel Aviv cinematheque and Jerusalem cinematheque
2007: Guest speaker at FS-one (Fotografisk Symposium 1) 'Surrendering to the image', Bergen Art Museum, Norway
1997: Artist talk-Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 'Cathy de Monchaux and Krishna the Divine Lover'
Commissions, bursaries and residencies:
2015: Artist in residence, Johannesburg University, South Africa
2015: Girls Crusader Union, film commission, Delfina Foundation, London
2014: Artist in Residence, Al-Qattan foundation, Ramallah, Palestine
2009–10: Associate Artist, Byam Shaw, University of the Arts, London
2009: Artist in residence, USF centre, Bergen, Norway
2008–09: Cocheme Fellowship, Byam Shaw, University of the Arts, London
2008: A Sense of History, scene 1, shot 2, curator for the British Film Festival, Israel, commissioned by the British Council.
2006–07: Artist in Residence, London Jewish Cultural Centre, working with film archive
2005: Refining memory, artist film commissioned by Platform & David A Bailey for the Ken Saro Wiva Living Memorial project
2005: Artist in Residence, Al-Qattan foundation, Ramallah, Palestine
2005: Braziers International Workshop
Solo exhibition and screenings include:
Palestine Film Festival, Barbican, London and Filmhaus, Nuremberg (2013); Campus in Camps, Diheisheh Refugee, Bethlehem; Dar Annadwa Cultural Centre, Bethlehem; Birzeit University Museum, Palestine; Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre, Ramallah; Riwaq, Centre for Architectural Conservation, Ramallah; Educational Bookshop/Al Ma'mal Foundation, East Jerusalem; Visible Evidence, New Dehli, India (2014); Visuality Materiality and Mining symposium, University of Brighton (2015), Grand Parade Gallery, University of Brighton (2010), USF Centre Bergen, Norway (2000), Imperial War Museum, London, Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art Gallery, London and Unscene, London Jewish Cultural Centre (2008), Whitechapel Gallery, London; City Hall, London; Purcell Rooms at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London; Cuzon Soho Cinema, London; Amnesty International's Human Rights Action Centre, London (2005); Port Harcourt, Nigeria (2005).
Group exhibitions include:
World Of Matter, Galerie Leonard & Bina Ellen art Gallery, Montreal (2015; Spacemakers, Edinburgh College of Art (Tent Gallery), (2010); Cambridge Film festival, (2010), Cinema Palestine, (2009); Lumen Screening, Leeds (2009); These Are The Times: The Image On The Threshold, London Birkbeck Cinema, Vertigo Magazine launch event, (2009); Tatton Biennale Screenings, Manchester (2008); Jerusalem Show, Al-Ma'mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem, (2008) Chisenhale Biennale (2007), The Projection Gallery, (2006), Liverpool Biennale Coin & Platform, The Common Place, Leeds UK, Performing Rights, (2006), Queen Mary, University of London, Private Visions, (2006), Betsy's Salon, London, Diaphane (2005) Braziers, Oxfordshire and Tbilisi, Georgia; Art Caucasus; Shifting Time (2004), a commission for the Ice factory, Hastings; The Well (2004) Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Arts, London; Lost Hours (2002) Pump House Gallery, London; Fairplay (2002) Angel Row, Nottingham; Tweener (2001) Norwich Gallery, Norwich; Stream T.V (2000) ICA, London; Inventories (1998) Shoreditch Photo Biennale, London.
Grants, funding and awards
- 2014Springboard grant for staff trip to Palestine
- 2012Springboard grant for student exchange to Palestine
- 2011Cocheme fund grant for student exchange to Palestine
- 2008Arts Council, Artist Award
- 2008 - 2012Studentship University of the Creative Arts, UK
- 2007LAFVA mentoring award
- 2007Arts Council, Artist Award
- 2003London Arts Board, Artist Award
- 2002Henry Moore Foundation, exhibition award
- 2001London Arts Board, Artist Award
- 2001Commissions East, Artist Award
- 1998Aylesford Print award
Research groups & programmes
Conference or Workshop Item
Price, Judy [Artist] (2016) White oil : excavations and the disappearance of the West Bank. In: Troubled Contemporary Art Practices in the Middle East : Post-colonial Conflicts, Pedagogies of Art History, and Precarious Artistic Mobilization; 03-04 Jun 2016, Nicosia, Cyprus. (Unpublished)