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Prof Katy Deepwell - Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism

Recent Chapters in Books

A new chapter by Katy Deepwell on "n.paradoxa's MOOC' has just been published in Gail Crimmins (ed) 'Strategies for Resisting Sexism in the Academy: Higher Education, Gender and Intersectionality' (Springer/Palgrave, 2019)

This chapter is an exploration of decisions made in constructing n.paradoxa's MOOC (a mass open online course) on contemporary art and feminism.
The MOOC, constructed as 10 lessons with discussion forums, is available: https://nparadoxa.com

Read more about the MOOC in an extensive review by: Giuntini, Parme; Anne Swartz; and Kathleen Wentrack. 2017. "MOOCs 2.0: Reviewing n.paradoxa's MOOC on Contemporary Art and Feminism." Art History Pedagogy & Practice 2, (2)

https://academicworks.cuny.edu/ahpp/vol2/iss2/5/

Professor Dr Katy Deepwell

Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism

Katy Deepwell is a member of the CREATE/Feminisms Research Cluster.

Katy Deepwell is an art critic who specialises in feminist theory about the work of contemporary women artists. She is the founder and editor of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal (1998-2017) and Managing Director of KT press, which started in 1998. KT press is the publisher of a series of ebooks on contemporary women artists, 2012-2014, n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal and n.paradoxa's MOOC.
A full list of her publications can be found here.
Her research and teaching covers: contemporary art, feminist art history, feminist art theory and criticism, the work of contemporary women artists, art histories of modernism, post-modernism and the contemporary, feminist theory.

In March 2017, she opened n.paradoxa's MOOC (mass open online course) on contemporary art and feminism at http://nparadoxa.com.The MOOC was reviewed by Parme Guintini, Kathleen Wentrack, and Anne Swartz for Art History Pedagogy and Practice in Jan 2018

View Katy Deepwell's Feminist Art Seminars at the ICA (4 video recordings on Vimeo from 2011). Documentation of the 2017 conference, Local/Global Dynamics in Feminism and Contemporary Art can be found at: http://www.ktpress.co.uk/localglobalconference2017.asp

Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms

A Create/Feminisms conference, 2 July 2018, Middlesex University

The Create/Feminisms 2018 conference is on the subject of Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms.

Keynote Speakers: Tanja Ostojic (artist, Berlin); Ewa Majewska (critical theorist, ICI, Berlin/ Warsaw); Christine Eyene (curator, University of Central Lancashire)

Organiser: Katy Deepwell

This one-day conference aims to reflect on feminist activism and artivism in/through the many different kinds of contemporary art practices, campaigns and art projects and to explore the rich history of feminism’s innovative and diverse approaches and contributions to both art and politics. This is a feminist research event aiming to bring together artists, writers, curators and self-defined artivists and activists, academics and non-academics, theorists and practitioners.
How do the practices of feminist art workers and activists identify, comment, reflect, address and question issues related to changes in civil and political rights over their bodies; campaigns around health and social care and violence against women; in anti-nuclear and anti-militarist campaigns for the end of conflicts or for peace; in protests about women's rights as workers, citizens, refugees or migrants; for LGBTQI rights; for disability rights?

Following the conference, a publication with many of the contributors to this event is planned.

Lecture in Prague, 3 May 2018

Keynote lecture funded as an Erasmus + exchange and as a collaboration between UMPRUM and AVU, Prague.

Part of a week of seminars and lectures to PhD and MA students in art history and art theory.

 

Two interviews were published with Katy Deepwell.

Klara Pelouskova 'Katy Deepwell: Feminismus není jen jeden'  Artalk, Czech Republic, 11.6.2018  http://artalk.cz/2018/06/11/katy-deepwell-feminismus-neni-jen-jeden/

HANA JANEČKOVÁ  'Katy Deepwell: Pokud chcete udělat něco radikálního, tak přestanete'
Flash Art Czech & Slovak Edition, No. 50, Volume XIV, December 2018 – February 2019

Women Artists Between the Two World Wars: ‘A Fair Field and No Favour’
(Manchester University Press, 2010)
355 pages, 121 illustrations, 4 tables. ISBN 978-0-7190-8080-7.
This study of the situation of women artists in Britain 1918-1945, based on my PhD, is supported by two publication grants from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and was completed during my time as a Leverhulme Research Fellow (2008-2009).

 

 

 

 

 

Dialogues: Women Artists from Ireland. (London: IB Tauris, 2005).
195 pages, 346 illustrations.ISBN 1-85043-621-5.
A collection of in-depth interviews with 16 contemporary women artists working or born in both Northern Ireland and Eire but living in Europe, America, UK and Eire, reviewing 10 years of their work. This project began during a residency at IMMA, Dublin. It is Arts Council of England and University of Ulster funded.

Artists: Orla Barry; Maud Cotter; Pauline Cummins; Rita Duffy; Frances Hegarty; Jaki Irvine; Sandra Johnston; Sharon Kelly; Mary McIntyre; Susan MacWilliam; Alice Maher; Alanna O’Kelly; Catherine Owens; Vivienne Roche; Anne Tallentire; Louise Walsh

 

 

 

(Co-Edited with Mila Bredikhina)  The Gender, Theory and Art Anthology: 1970-2000 (Moscow: Rosspen Publishing House, 2005)  ISBN: 5-8243-0595-1
587 pages, no illustrations.
An anthology of feminist texts in art theory, criticism and art: includes Lucy Lippard, Mary Kelly, Griselda Pollock, Marlite Halbertsma, Linda Nochlin, Laura Mulvey, Martha Rosler, Anne-Marie Sauzeau Boetti, Valie Export, Helene Cixous, Sandy Flitterman-Lewis and Judith Barry, Luce Irigaray, Monique Wittig, Michele Barratt, Craig Owens, Rosi Braidotti, Donna Haraway, Rita Felski, Gisela Ecker, Faith Wilding...and an essay by Katy Deepwell.
Translation of 27 texts from English/ French/ German to Russian supported by Women’s Committee, Open Society, Soros Foundation, Moscow.
Each text has a 300 word introduction by Katy Deepwell.

 

 

 

Editor of Art Criticism and Africa (Saffron Books, July 1997)
ISBN 1-872843-13-1 100pp.13 essays plus introduction by editor.
An anthology of essays from writers based in South Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Egypt from the 1996 ‘Art Criticism and Africa’ AICA conference at the Courtauld Institute, 1996.

This conference was organised by AICA, UK with Sajid Rizvi, James Hyman and Bisi Silva.

Contributors include: Heather Waddell, Bisi Silva, John Picton, Evelyn Nicodemus, Murray McCartney, Barbara Murray, Tony Mhonda, David Koloane, Colin Richards, Chika Okeke, Fatma Isamil Afifi, Olu Oguibe, George Shire.

 

 

Editor of Women Artists and Modernism (Manchester University Press, 1998).
150pp.11 essays ISBN 0-7190-5082-0

An anthology of 11 new essays on women artists in the twentieth century, focusing on different approaches to feminist methods in art history. 

The essays are by: Renee Baert, Jane Beckett, Rosemary Betterton, Deborah Cherry, Bridget Elliott, Joanna Frueh, Susan Platt, Hilary Robinson, Moira Roth, Pauline de Souza and Nedira Yakir.

Chapter by Katy Deepwell 'Barbara Hepworth and her Critics' plus introduction

 

 

 

Editor (& introductory essay) of New Feminist Art Criticism: Critical Strategies
(Manchester University Press, 1995)
ISBN 0-7190-4258-5, 201 pp.  (Second edition, 1996, Third edition, 1998)
A collection of 23 new essays by feminist artists, writers, curators and art historians who took part in Women’s Art Library 10th Anniversary conference in London, 1992.
Introduction. pp.1-12 by the editor.
Katy Deepwell was Chair of Trustees of Women's Art Library at this time.
WAL was then a national charity and arts organisation with around 800 members and 6 staff. Women's Art Library, which began as Women Artists Slide Library, was founded, managed and directed by Pauline Barrie, 1980- 1996.

Spanish translation of this book:  Nueva Critica Feminista de Arte (Valencia: Universidad de Valencia, 1998) ISBN 84-376-1632-8


 

Ten Decades: The Careers of Ten Women Artists born 1897-1906,  
Exhibition Catalogue of Arts Council Touring Exhibition, Norwich Gallery, NIAD, April 1992, ISBN 1-872482-05-8  (Tour 1992: Morley College, London & Howard Gardens Gallery, CIAD) Exhibition designed and selected to form part of the ‘Marginalisation & Alienation’ series, curated by Lynda Morris.
(10,000 word catalogue essay, plus biographies, drawn from Katy Deepwell's PhD research on 'Women Artists in Britain between the Wars')
Artists selected: Eileen Agar, Evelyn Gibbs, Barbara Hepworth, Sylvia Melland, Emmy Bridgwater, Lilian Holt, Gertrude Hermes, Nan Youngman, Betty Rea, Mary Adshead.

KT press ebooks

Feminist Art Manifestos: An Anthology (KT press, 2014)

Feminist Art Manifestos: An Anthology (KT press, 2014) 132 pages, 35 art manifestos by and about contemporary women artists
Introduced by Katy Deepwell essay 'Negotiations'

Contributors of Manifestos included: MIERLE LADERMAN UKELES; AGNES DENES; MICHELE WALLACE; NANCY SPERO; MONICA SJOO AND ANNE BERG; RITA MAE BROWN; VALIE EXPORT; FEMINIST FILM AND VIDEO ORGANIZATIONS; KLONARIS / THOMADAKI; CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN; Z.BUDAPEST, U.ROSENBACH, S.B.A.COVEN; EWA PARTUM; WOMEN ARTISTS OF PAKISTAN ; CHILA BURMAN; EVA AND CO ; VNS MATRIX ; VIOLETTA LIAGATCHEV; OLD BOYS NETWORK; LILY BEA MOOR (aka SENGA NENGUDI) ; DORA GARCIA ; SUBROSA; ORLAN; RHANI LEE REMEDES; FACTORY OF FOUND CLOTHES; FEMINIST ART ACTION BRIGADE; METTE INGVARTSEN; XABIER ARAKISTAIN ; YES! ASSOCIATION/FÖRENINGEN JA!; ARAHMAIANI; GUERRILLA GIRLS; JULIE PERINI; ELIZABETH M. STEPHENS AND ANNIE M. SPRINKLE; LUCIA TKACOVA and ANETTA MONA CHISA; SILVIA ZIRANEK; MARTINE SYMS.

PhD supervisions:

Shanna Ketchum-Heap of Birds: 'Indigenous Cultural Politics: Artistic and Performative Strategies of Resistance and Activism'

Neda Mohamadi   'Art and Migration'

Pune Parsafar 'Representation of women in Iranian independent cinema'

 

Elina Suoyro: 'Transmitting positive affects and creating emancipatory energies as a feminist curatorial strategy'

Frances Hatherley: 'Sublime Dissension: A Working-Class Anti-Pygmalion Aesthetics of the Female Grotesque' (awarded PhD 2017)

Katy Deepwell's research in the University Repository

n.paradoxa’s MOOC (Mass Open Online Course): a case study in feminist online pedagogies

Deepwell, Katy (2019) n.paradoxa’s MOOC (Mass Open Online Course): a case study in feminist online pedagogies. In: Strategies for resisting sexism in the academy. Crimmins, Gail , ed. Palg...

Feminist contributions to artworks in Slide-Tape

Deepwell, Katy (2018) Feminist contributions to artworks in Slide-Tape. In: Slide / Tape. White, Mary (Mo) , ed. Vivid Projects, Birmingham, pp. 10-18. ISBN 9781916488205 ...

Feminist art manifestos/feminist politics

Deepwell, Katy (2018) Feminist art manifestos/feminist politics. Cambridge Literary Review, 11 . ISSN 2042-129X ...

Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms - 2 July 2018, Middlesex University

Deepwell, Katy , Kokoli, Alexandra M. , Robinson, Anne , Mullaniff, Kathleen , Dick, Emma , Attwood, Feona , Leeson, Loraine and Maude-Roxby, Alice (2018) Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms - ...

All-women art spaces in Europe in the long 1970s

Jakubowska, Agata and Deepwell, Katy , eds. (2018) All-women art spaces in Europe in the long 1970s. Value-Art-Politics . Liverpool University Press, Liverpool. ISBN 9781786940582 ...

Feminist collaborative projects in the UK in the 1970s'

Deepwell, Katy (2018) Feminist collaborative projects in the UK in the 1970s'. In: All-Women art spaces in Europe in the Long 1970s. Jakubowska, Agata and Deepwell, Katy , eds. Value-Art-Po...

On the beginnings and end of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal

Deepwell, Katy (2017) On the beginnings and end of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal. n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal, 40 . pp. 5-13. ISSN 1461-0434 ...

n.paradoxa's MOOC (Mass Open Online Course) on feminism and contemporary art. 10 lessons

Deepwell, Katy (2017) n.paradoxa's MOOC (Mass Open Online Course) on feminism and contemporary art. 10 lessons. [Digital artefact] ...

Misogyny: Witches and Wicked Bodies

Petherbridge, Deanna , Segal, Lynne , Kokoli, Alexandra M. and Deepwell, Katy (2015) Misogyny: Witches and Wicked Bodies. In: Misogyny: Witches and Wicked Bodies, 18 Mar 2015, ICA, London, Unit...

Narratives of women artists in/out of Vorticism

Deepwell, Katy (2015) Narratives of women artists in/out of Vorticism. In: International Yearbook of Futurism Studies (Vol 5, 2015) Women Futurists and Women Artists influenced by Futurism. Ber...

‘Thinking/acting with tactics of displacement’

Deepwell, Katy (2015) ‘Thinking/acting with tactics of displacement’. In: RE-ACTION, una ginología artística contra el canon. Alonso, Su and Marful, Ines , eds. Sala LAUDEO, Universid...

Feminist critique: open and critical enquiry: a conversation between Katy Deepwell and Suzana Milevska

Deepwell, Katy and Milevska, Suzana (2015) Feminist critique: open and critical enquiry: a conversation between Katy Deepwell and Suzana Milevska. In: Spaces for Criticism: Shifts in Contempor...

Preface

Deepwell, Katy (2014) Preface. In: Sexing the Border, Gender, Art and New Media in Central and Eastern Europe. Kosmala, K. , ed. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, xv-xvi. ...

Feminist art manifestos: an anthology

Deepwell, Katy , ed. (2014) Feminist art manifestos: an anthology. KT press ebooks . KT press, London. ISBN 978-0-992693435 ...

‘Other’ and ‘Not-All’, rethinking the place of the woman artist in ‘Contemporary Art’

Deepwell, Katy (2014) ‘Other’ and ‘Not-All’, rethinking the place of the woman artist in ‘Contemporary Art’. Revista de Estudios Globales y Arte Contemporáneo: Art Global Age, 2 (1...

Feminist problematic(s) in contemporary art

Deepwell, Katy (2014) Feminist problematic(s) in contemporary art. Arta: Revista de arte vizuale (Bucharest) (11). pp. 8-10. ...

We don't need another heroine: Sanja Ivekovic's counter-narratives

Deepwell, Katy (2013) We don't need another heroine: Sanja Ivekovic's counter-narratives. In: Sanja Ivekovic: Unknown Heroine - a Reader. Reckitt, Helena , ed. Calvert 22 Foundation, London,...

Sanja Iveković: we don't need another heroine

Deepwell, Katy (2013) Sanja Iveković: we don't need another heroine. In: Twenty three percent*, 25 Jan 2013, London, UK. (Accepted/In press) ...

Defining the problem: women artists, feminism and globalization (English title of Russian text)

Deepwell, Katy (2013) Defining the problem: women artists, feminism and globalization (English title of Russian text). In: Celebrating International Women’s Day (8 March): Feminism: from avan...

Beatrice Cussol: feminist not feminine

Deepwell, Katy (2013) Beatrice Cussol: feminist not feminine. In: Beatrice Cussol: Rude Girls. Sundberg, Mia , ed. Art and Theory Publishing: Spritmuseum and Absolut Art Collection, Stockhol...

We don’t need another heroine: Sanja Ivekovic’s counter-narratives

Deepwell, Katy (2013) We don’t need another heroine: Sanja Ivekovic’s counter-narratives. In: Sanja Ivekovic: Unknown Heroine - A Reader. Reckitt, Helena , ed. Calvert 22 Foundation, Lon...

Women artists between the wars: a fair field and no favour

Deepwell, Katy (2010) Women artists between the wars: a fair field and no favour. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9780719080807 ...

Claims for a feminist politics in painting

Deepwell, Katy (2010) Claims for a feminist politics in painting. In: Contemporary painting in context. Petersen, Anne Ring , Bogh, Mikkel , Christensen, Hans Dam and Larsen, Peter Nørgaard ,...

REBELLE: Kunst & Feminisme, 1969-2009

Deepwell, Katy (2009) REBELLE: Kunst & Feminisme, 1969-2009. n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal (24). pp. 22-29. ISSN 1461-0434 ...

It's time for action (there's no option): about feminism

Jones, Amelia , Bunz, Mercedes , Buszek, Maria Elena and Deepwell, Katy (2007) It's time for action (there's no option): about feminism. Munder, Heike , ed. J. P. Ringier, Zurich, Switzerla...

Digital sampling: ideas suggested by some women's art practices from Europe, Australia, Canada and America

Deepwell, Katy (1998) Digital sampling: ideas suggested by some women's art practices from Europe, Australia, Canada and America. In: Desire by Design: Body, territories and new technologies. C...

Hepworth and her critics

Deepwell, Katy (1998) Hepworth and her critics. In: Women Artists and Modernism. Deepwell, Katy , ed. Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 97-111. ISBN 9780719050824 ...

Introduction

Deepwell, Katy (1998) Introduction. In: Art Criticism and Africa. Deepwell, Katy , ed. Saffron Books. ISBN 9781872843131 ...

Women artists and modernism

Deepwell, Katy , ed. (1998) Women artists and modernism. Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9780719050824 ...

New feminist art criticism: critical strategies

Deepwell, Katy , ed. (1995) New feminist art criticism: critical strategies. Women's Art Library . Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9780719042584 ...

Ten decades: careers of ten women artists born 1897-1906

Deepwell, Katy (1992) Ten decades: careers of ten women artists born 1897-1906. Checketts, Lynda , ed. Norwich Gallery, Norwich School of Art & Design, Norwich, p. 43. ISBN 9781872482057 ...