School: The School of Fine Art
Position: Senior Lecturer
Henry Bond graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 1988 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. In 2001, he completed an MA in Psychoanalysis at Middlesex University under the founding Course Director Professor Bernard Burgoyne. In 2007, he completed a Ph.D at University of Gloucestershire, his thesis elaborated a Lacanian approach to interpreting and understanding crime scene photography, in particular an archive held by The National Archive covering the period 1955-1970. In 2012, Henry completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE) and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
In 1990, Henry co-curated the art exhibition East Country Yard Show, an exhibition which was influential in the development of the YBA art scene. From 1990-1995 Henry collaborated with artist Liam Gillick on their Documents Series, a conceptual art photography and text project which examined pre-news structures and mass-media dissemination.
Monograph publications of Henry's photography include The Cult of the Street (Emily Tsingou Gallery, 1998) and Point and Shoot (Cantz, 2001). Henry's work has been included in several historical surveys of art including Brilliant! (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1995); How To Improve the World (Hayward Gallery, 2006), and Century City (Tate Modern, 2001). Henry has delivered public lectures and taught photography at Camberwell School of Art; CNAP Villa Arson, France; Goldsmiths; London College of Communication; University of Wales; The Photographers' Gallery; Serpentine Gallery; National Film Theatre London, among other venues.
Bataille and Surrealism
Critical European Studies
Ethics and literary studies
Ethics of psychoanalysis
Fine art practice
Frankfurt School critical theory
Phenomenology and history
Photography and critical theory
Psychoanalysis and Literature
Theory of the novel
Lacan at the Scene (Cambridge, Mass: The MIT Press, 2009)
Interiors Series (Antwerp: Fotomuseum, 2005)
What gets you through the day (London: Art Data/Lavie, 2002)
Point and Shoot (Ostfildern: Cantz, 2000)
La vie quotidienne (Essen: 20/21, 1999)
The Cult of the Street (London: Emily Tsingou Gallery, 1998
Documents (London: APAC/Karsten Schubert Limited, 1991)
100 Photographs (Farnham, Surrey: James Hockey Gallery, 1990)
Documentation of video works
Safe Surfer (Lyon, France: Biennale de Lyon, 1995)
Deep, Dark Water (London: Public Art Development Trust, 1994)
Hôtel Occidental (Nice, France: Villa Arson, 1993)
Henry Bond and Sarah Lucas, East Country Yard Show (London: East Country Yard, 1990)
Henry Bond and Andrea Schlieker, Exhibit A (London: Serpentine Gallery, 1992)
Essays in edited books
"The Hysterical Hystery of Photography." In Urs Stahel (ed.), Darkside I: Photographic Desire and Sexuality Photographed, (Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 2008)
"Comments on this Series." In Christoph Ruys (ed.), Henry Bond: Interiors Series (Antwerp, Belgium: Fotomuseum, 2005)
"Montage My Fine Care: Five Themes with Examples." In Henry Bond & Andrea Schlieker (ed.), Exhibit A (London: Serpentine Gallery, 1992)
"Things Happen Fast," Creative Camera, Issue 306, October–November 1990, pp. 4–5.
"Philip-Lorca diCorcia's Virtual Reality," Creative Camera, Issue 309, April–May 1991, p. 24-25.
"Wegman's Ritual: William Wegman in London," Creative Camera, Issue 307, December–January 1991, p. 44.
"Bradley, Collishaw, Stezaker: Haunting with Second-Hand Images," Creative Camera, Issue 309, April–May 1991, p. 48.
"Henry Bond & Liam Gillick: Press Kitsch," Flash Art International, Vol. XXV, Issue 165, July/August 1992, pp. 65–66.
"Andrea Fisher," Flash Art International, Vol. XXV, Issue 166, September, 1992, p. 133.
"Alfredo Jaar," Flash Art International, Vol. XXV, Issue 165, July/August 1992, pp. 118–9.
My work as a photographer has been exhibited internationally since 1990.
Bond, Henry (2008) Darkside: photography and desire: the hysterical hystery of photography. In: Stahel, Urs, (ed.) Darkside I: photographic desire and sexuality photographed. Gottingen, Germany : Steidl. ISBN 9783865217165