Dr Véronique Chance

Course Leader and Senior Lecturer, MA Fine Art and MA Printmaking

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences

Department:Cambridge School of Art

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Fine art

Courses taught: Fine Art, Printmaking

Véronique is an artist working across a range of media. A member of the Fine Art Research Unit (FARU), she is co-leading on two developing research projects: the RE:Print International Research Project, investigating the impact of continuing technological developments in reproductive media and the Running Cultures Research Group (RCRG), a cross disciplinary research network investigating the cultural impact of running.

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www.veroniquechance.com

veronique.chance@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Véronique is based in London and previously worked as an Associate Lecturer at Camberwell and Wimbledon Colleges of Art, and as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln. She studied at Manchester Polytechnic, Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art, completing her PhD in 2012 at Goldsmiths College. Her artwork has been shown across the United Kingdom and abroad including China, Canada, Korea, Northern Cyprus, Italy, Spain, Belgium and France.

In recent work Véronique has used mobile camera technologies to transmit and record her eye-views, whilst performing long distance runs in the outside environment. This forms part of a larger inquiry into the performative nature of human physical activity, which draws on the contexts of performance art practices in pushing the body to the limits of physical endurance and uses the performative nature of technology and the moving image as a means of mediating that experience.

Recent projects have included a Co-Production Residency at the Banff New Media Institute, Canada, a research residency on Orford Ness, a former military base off the coast of Suffolk and The Great Orbital Ultra Run, a 150 mile run and live image transmission that took place around the inside boundary of the M25 London Orbital, over a period nine consecutive days. This work was recently reconfigured as a bookwork/ sculpture consisting of some 4,000 images.

Research interests

  • Contemporary art practice
  • Moving image art practices (including moving image histories and film/video installation)
  • Reproductive technologies (including print, photography, moving image and digital media)
  • Performance art, technology and documentation
  • Performative and embodied dynamics of spectatorship
  • The representation of the body in contemporary art practice

Areas of research supervision

  • Reproductive media and related theoretical territories, especially in relation to the contexts of fine art and performance art practices, the dynamics of physical /digital space, the representation of the body and issues of spectatorship.
  • The representation of the body in contemporary art practice.

Currently second supervisor to Richard Kearns (starting PhD April 2015). Current title: Bedding the Pixel: Technology, Mutability and Participation in Print. Investigating the relationship between printed media and its relationship with digital / virtual spaces and their associated territories, especially the relationship to audience participation.

Qualifications

  • PhD Fine Art, Goldsmith College
  • PGCert in the Management of Teaching and Learning, Goldsmiths College
  • MA Printmaking, Royal College of Art
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, Printmaking, Glasgow School of Art
  • BA (hons) Fine Art, Manchester Polytechnic
  • Foundation Certificate in Art & Design, Maidstone College of Art

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Applying to become Senior Fellow of the Higher education Academy, (HEA)
  • Institute for Learning (IfL) Membership, Affiliate Application Reference No:35198343

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • External examiner for MA Fine Art, Open College of the Arts (OCA)
  • Internal Examiner for Confirmation of Candidature, Lisa Kirkham, ARU, January, 2015
  • External examiner for PhD Candidate, James Gillam, University of Reading, June 2014

Recent presentations and conferences

2015: (forthcoming) Co-convenor with Mark Graver (NZ) of symposium for RE: Print/ RE: Present, Anglia Ruskin University Gallery, Cambridge (Co-curated with Mark Graver (NZ)

2014: Paper Presentation, At Leisure? Amateur Sport and Performance, Queen Mary, University of London; Paper presentation, RUN, RUN, RUN! A Festival of Running, Slade School of Art Research Centre, UCL

2013: Chairing of discussion Panel at the IMPACT 8 Printmaking Conference, Dundee; Paper Presentation at DRHA 13 Conference, Reconceptualising Digital Creativity; Re-mapping Behaviour, Engagement & Archiving in the 21 Century, University of Winchester, Paper Presentation at the ‘Exhibiting Performance’ Conference, University of Westminster

2010: Paper Presentation at Visual/Physical Conference, Sheffield University.

Selected exhibitions

2015: RE: Print/ RE: Present, Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge (Co-curated with Mark Graver(NZ))

2014: Of Other Spaces, Sheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield Hallam University; Combinations, Seacourt Gallery, Bangor, Northern Ireland; Run, Run Run Run!, A Festival of Running Exhibition, Slade School of Art Research Centre, London; Pulchri Studios, The Hague, Exchange exhibition with APT studio artists

2013: The Great Orbital Ultra Run, DRHA 13 Conference, University of Winchester; Clause Four collective, Norwich, United Kingdom; The LAB Film Festival, Hackney Wick, London

2012: Great Orbital Stops, Bookwork showing with Slauterhaus Print Studio at the Small Publishers Book Fair, Conway Hall, London 16th-17th October; 2012: The Great Orbital Ultra Run, PhD Exhibition, Goldsmiths College, University of London; Changeable Conditions, Offsite project during Frieze 2012, curated by Clair Joy, London WC1; Evilsport and Ultra Run, Dan Shipsides &Veronique Chance, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich,

2011: Scope: New Photographic Practices, Beijing, China and touring; Screening events with The Projection Gallery.com

2010: Film/Video/Performance, Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon College of Art; BBC Big Screens Programme with The Projection Gallery.com