Kate Sloan

Kate Sloan

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Kate Sloan is an historian of post-war art, particularly art school teaching in relation to technology. She is the author of Art, Cybernetics and Pedagogy in Post-War Britain: Roy Ascott's Groundcourse (Routledge, 2019) and Behaviourist Art 1945-1975: Mapping a Field (Routledge, forthcoming 2024). She has also authored numerous articles and essays in the area of modern art and technology, for publications including Visual Culture in Britain and The Structuralist. She has convened a conference session on cybernetic art for the AAH annual conference, and has curated an exhibition of Roy Ascott's early work for the Henry Moore Foundation (2017). She is currently preparing a third monograph on the teaching of the artist Sonia Landy Sheridan, having conducted the initial research.

 Before joining the University of Edinburgh as Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art History in 2023, she held a senior lectureship in visual and material cultures at Northumbria University, where she led the fine art programme, including scheduling regular visiting artists talks, gallery visits and other events as part of the programme (2020-23). Prior to this, she completed her PhD at Edinburgh, before taking up a postdoctoral fellowship there, funded by the Henry Moore Foundation (2015-17). 

Experienced in teaching in broad areas of modern and contemporary art, technology and theory, she is currently developing a new master's degree for Edinburgh. She participates in the ECA interdisciplinary group Shift/Work, contributing to debates on the changing field of art school teaching in the contemporary moment.

Education/Academic qualification

History of Art, Systems in the Post-War Art School, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 17 Jul 2014

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