Through the Speaker Series, CCS Bard brings distinguished artists, scholars, and curators to campus to present on their work. Speaker Series talks are held within Classroom 102 at CCS Bard unless otherwise noted. All talks are free and open to the public.
Lucy will chart the field of Exhibition Histories, in relation to the practice of Curatorial Studies and the discipline of Art History. She will address parameters and possibilities, while asking: How have we got here? And where might we go?
Lucy Steeds is Reader in Art Theory and Exhibition Histories at University of the Arts London (UAL). As Senior Research Fellow for Afterall at Central Saint Martins (CSM), she leads on the Exhibition Histories book series – published in collaboration with CCS Bard and Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong – and associated projects. She is core to the teaching team for the research-based masters in Art: Exhibition Studies at CSM and, as Convenor of the Research Network at UAL, she leads on doctoral training across the university. Lucy’s publications include a trilogy of anthologies with CCS Bard and the LUMA Foundation (co-editor, Curating after the Global, 2019; How Institutions Think, 2017; and The Curatorial Conundrum, 2016) and, in the Documents of Contemporary Art series, Exhibition (editor, 2014) – all with The MIT Press. Her curatorial projects include ‘Exhibition Histories and Afrofictions’ (2017), as part of Nkule Mabaso’s ‘Decolonisation and the Scopic Regime’ programme at the Michaelis Galleries, University of Cape Town.