Who is ajanefrench?

Alison Jane Hoare (b.1982, SAU)

I am a Curatorial Practice postgraduate student at Bath School of Art & Design, Bath Spa University. I am a curator, photographer, project manager, digital marketing professional, writer, experimental film maker, and a confident researcher.

My current research is an inquiry into the curation of time-based media arts. The research aims to investigate curatorial approaches to time-based media arts and questions the idea of the defined meaning of ‘finished work’ in terms of considering the entire process of collaboration between artists, technologists and curators, as the finished work. This comes at a time where the conventionally understood art ‘object’ has lost its identity and value as an ‘artwork’ through technological advancement and the need to redefine/ recreate artworks in increasingly modern ways.

Bath Spa University (School of Art & Design), MA Curatorial Practice, (2019)
Wolverhampton University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, 2004

“Ocean Matters to Art & Design”, exhibition catalogue and leaflet, Bristol Aquarium, 2018 (https://oceanmatters.weebly.com/exhibition.html)

Curatorial Projects
2018, “Ocean Matters to Art & Design”, Bristol Aquarium, UK

Awards and Grants
2018, Harbutt Fund, BSAD grant
2017, Maltwood Fund, SANHS grant

2019, Installation Arts residency with Laure Prouvost, CAMP, France
2018, Self-directed digital arts residency, CAMP, France

Navigating this site:

Through Curatorial Dreams you will find spontaneous thoughts on curatorial projects and artists’ work I have seen and sparks of inspiration. Research Blog posts are centered on lines of thought from my masters study which require more in-depth discussion, or they may focus on particular artists or curators I find interesting.

Please contact me with your own reflections or comments.


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