Michael Schwab

Born 1966 in Hockenheim/Germany


Education

2002-2008

Practice-based PhD, School of Fine Art, Royal College of Art, London

1999-2000

Master of Art in Photography (distinction), School of Media, London College of Printing

1989-1996

Magister Artium (MA) in Philosophy, University of Hamburg, Germany


Exhibitions

2012

'Mini-Retrospective', The Old Police Station, London.

2010

'Scratching my Brain', Orpheus Research Centre in Music Festival, Ghent.

2009

'Aberations', Academie Royale des Beaux Arts de Bruxelles

Group Show 'Components of the Image', +44 141 Gallery, Glasgow

Group Show 'Exhibit 1', The Old Police Station, London

Performance at: 'Friends of the Divided Mind', Royal College of Art, London

2008

Group Show: 'The Art of Research: Research Narratives', Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

'Figurations of Knowledge: Art as Research', Villa Elisabeth, Berlin

'Full Circle', Studio 1.1, London

'Distance Circles', Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn

'figure', The Tramdepot Gallery, London

2007

'Full Circle', Huisrechts, Amsterdam

 

Group show: ‘Objet d’Art’, Alexia Goethe Gallery, London

Group show: 'Productive Matter: Materialising Research', Cafe Gallery
Projects, London

Group show ‘Photography’, Royal College of Art, London

2006

Group show, 'Notions of Drawing', Artbust, CIP House Exhibition Space, London

Group show, 'Too Dark in the Park', Cafe Gallery Projects, London

Group show ‘Photography’, Royal College of Art, London

2005

Group show, Cafe Gallery Projects, London

Group show ‘Photography’, Royal College of Art, London

2004

Group show ‘Re-Hears-al’, Cafe Gallery Projects, London

Group show ‘Photography’, Royal College of Art, London

2003

Group show ‘Treason’, Cafe Gallery Projects, London

Group show ‘Another Way is Possible’, Royal College of Art, London

2002

Group show ‘Soul Windows’, Domo Baal Gallery, London

2000

Final show MA Photography, Shoreditch Town Hall, London

1998

Group show ‘Remembering Times Past’, Apexart Gallery, New York

Group show ‘Weldebräu Kunstförderpreis’, Schwetzingen, Germany

1995

Exhibition, ‘Tribute to the Unknown’, (‘Tribut ans Unbekannte’) at the
Salon Sommer in Hamburg, Germany


Awards/Residencies

2007

Arts Council England, Grants for the Arts for exhibition and publication project
‘Full Circle’ in collaboration with Eduardo Padilha

2005

Residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris


Collections

 

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris
Private Collections in the UK and Europe


Conferences

2013

Introduction Soirée, Mind the Gap, Society for Artistic Research, Graz/Austria

Panelist, 'European Infrastructures for Artistic Research', ELIA Share conference, Brussels

2012

Conference organizer 'Artistic Research Catalogue – Conference and Launch', Royal Academy of Art, The Hague/The Netherlands

Conference paper 'Artistic Research and Experimental Systems', Orpheus Research Centre in Music Festival, Gent/Belgium

Conference paper 'New publication modes for artistic research: the case of RC/JAR and related peer review procedures', Evaluating Research in the Arts, VUB, Brussels/Belgium

2011

Invited Paper 'Peer Reviewing für Zeitschriften künstlerischer Forschung', Symposium der ARGE Wissenschaft und Kunst der Österreichischen Forschungsgemeinschaft 'Wie viel Wissenschaft bekommt der Kunst?', Vienna. link

International Conference 'Imagining Imagination', Royal College of Art, London (Conference Organizer). link

Invited Paper 'Suspense', Suspense - International Symposium on Rethinking Research, Antwerp. link

Panel Chair: 'Arts in Collaboration – a Transdisciplinary Perspective', Modes of Collaboration Conference, ZHdK, Zurich. link

Invited Panelist: 'Magazines and their Role in Architecture and Artistic Research', Architecture + MIT 150, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. link

Invited paper: 'Drawing the Transbody', Drawing in an Expanded Field, Academie Royale des Beaux Arts de Bruxelles.

2010

Artistic Research: Works and Expositions, Gothenburg (Conference Organizer).

'The Journal for Artistic Research', Konst i förvar – den konstnärliga forskningen och publikationsdatabaserna, Inter Arts Center, Malmö.

Conference Paper 'Making Connections: An Artistic Investigation into the Abstract Nature of Inhabited Space', Habitus in Habitat III: Synaesthesia and Kinaesthetics, Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung (ZfL), Berlin.

'Rebody', performance presentation with Gerhard Eckel, Orpheus Research Centre in Music Festival, Ghent.

Round Table Discussion 'The Humanities and the Arts', SLSA Europe, Riga.

Conference Paper 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place', Arts Research: Publics and Purposes, GradCam, Dublin

Keynote Paper 'What is Artistic Research?', 'New Research: Diverse Practices', University of the Creative Arts, Epsom.

2009

Conference Paper 'Artistic Research: Walter Benjamin', International Walter Benjamin Association, Antwerp

Conference Paper 'Reflection Beyond Representation: Examples from my Practice', Sensuous Knowledge 6, Bergen

'At a Distance', International Seminar 'Light Touches', Figures of Touch Research Project, University of Art and Design, Helsinki

Workshop 'First, the Second: The Supplemental Function of Research in Art', ELIA conference 'The Difference between Art and Art Research', Züricher Hochschule der Künste, Zürich

Conference Paper 'Figuration in Artistic Research Practice', Creative Practice, Creative Research conference, York St. John University, York

2008

Conference Paper 'The Power of Deconstruction in Artistic Research', Research into Practice conference, University of Hertfordshire

Presentation 'Convoluted Statement', The Art of Research: Research Narratives, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

Conference Paper 'Figuring Out', 5th Biannual European Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Berlin

Keynote paper 'Artistic Research as Programme', international
conference 'Art and Research: HOW?', Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn

2007

Conference paper ‘Artistic Research: The Differential Relationship between
Art and Writing’, SAIT conference ‘Writing on Art’, Paris

 

Conference paper 'RCADE: E-Learning at the Royal College of Art', Designs on Elearning conference, University of the Arts, London

2006

Conference paper 'Artistic Research beyond 'Theory and Practice'', Research
Student Conference 'Text/Object', Chelsea College of Art and Design

Conference paper 'Artistic Research is not Art (with a capital A): Towards a
Genuine Artistic Research Context', Research into Practice conference,
University of Hertfordshire

Conference paper 'Artistic Research and the Role of Critique', Reflections on
Creativity conference, University of Dundee

Keynote paper, 'The Ambition of Artistic Research: Examples from my Practice', Fine Art Doctoral Research Training ‘Replicability in Fine Art Research’, Wimbledon School of Art/Kingston University

2004

Conference paper ‘The Digital Image: Photography and Photographics’, Pixel
Raiders 2, Sheffield


Publications

2012

Dombois, F., Mareis, C., Schwab, M., Bauer, U. M. 'Intellectual Birdhouse: Artistic Practice as Research', London: Walter Koenig. link

'Between a Rock and a Hard Place.' in: Intellectual Birdhouse: Artistic Practice as Research. Ed. Florian Dombois et al. London: Koenig Books, 2012. pp. 229-47.

2011

'Exposition Writing and Peer-review in the Journal for Artistic Research' In Wieviel Wissenschaft bekommt der Kunst? Vienna: Österreichischen Forschungsgemeinschaft. Available at: http://www.oefg.at/text/arge_wissenschaftkunst/wissenschaft_kunst/Beitrag_Schwab.pdf

2010

Review: 'Art and Identity: The Soviet Woman in Estonian Art', Estonian Art 1/2010, pp. 18-20  

2009

'First, the Second: The Supplemental Function of Research in Art', Zürich: Jahrbuch der Züricher Hochschule der Künste.

'The Power of Deconstruction in Artistic Research', Working Papers in Art and Design, Vol. 5.

2008

‘First, the second: Walter Benjamin’s theory of reflection and the question of artistic research’, Journal of Visual Arts Practice 7:3, pp. 213-223

Paris, London: Copy Press

Full Circle catalogue, London

2007

'As if something once mentioned, now plain to see', Birmingham: Colony

'Political Art 2007 Almanac', Sophie Hope (Ed), Reunion Projects, London

‘Reference Book’, London: Royal College of Art, pp. 120-5

‘The Great Exhibition 2007’, London: Royal College of Art, p. 224

‘Research Yearbook’, London: Royal College of Art

‘Objet d’Art’, Exhibition Catalogue, Alexia Goethe Gallery

2006

‘Artistic Research and the Role of Critique’ in: Hamid v. Koten (Ed), Proceeds
of Reflections on Creativity, 21 and 22 April 2006. Dundee: Duncan of
Jordanstone College, 2007. ISBN: 1 899837 56 6.

2004

'The Photographic Image' in: Jonathan Rabagliati (Ed), 'George Hanson Critical Forum', London: Royal College of Art, pp. 111-27

'The Digital Image: Photography and Photographics' in: Jane Harris/Mike Press (Ed.), 'Pixel Raiders 2 conference proceedings', CD-ROM, Sheffield Hallam University

Book cover: Alcott, Louisa May, Behind a Mask, London: Hesperus Press

2001

Independent on Sunday supplement


Teaching, Talks & Workshops

2012-

Tutor, Zurich University of the Arts

Research Tutor, School of Fine Art, Royal College of Art, London

2011

Visiting Lecture, University of Dance and Circus, Stockholm

Visiting Lecture, Curating Artistic Research Output (CAiRO) Summer School, Bristol

Visiting Lecture, Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK), Ghent

Lecture 'The PhD in Art and Design', Supervisor Training Event, University of the Creative Arts, London

Visiting Lecture, Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst, Gent/Belgium

2010-

Editor in chief, Journal for Artistic Research (JAR)

2010-2012

Project Leader, 'Artistic Research Catalogue', RAAK International, University of the Arts, Den Haag

2010

Lecture 'Second-order Artefacts', Y-Salon, Hochschule der Künste Bern

Visiting Lectures, Research Methods Course, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn

Lecture 'Post-Conceptual Post-Photography', Aalto University, Helsinki

Lecture 'The Future of Artistic Research', Theatre Academy, Helsinki

Lecture 'Methodologie und Künstlerische Forschung', Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Graz

Lecture 'The PhD in Art and Design', Supervisor Training Event, University of the Creative Arts, Rochester

2009-

Tutor, Critical and Historical Studies, Royal College of Art, London

Research Fellow, Orpheus Institute, Ghent

Visiting Lectures, Advanced Research Methods, University of the Creative Arts, Farnham

2009-2012

 

Research Associate, Hochschule der Künste, Bern

2009

Lecture 'The Future of Artistic Research', Academie Royale des Beaux Arts de Bruxelles

Visting Lecture, Research Methods Course, Royal College of Art

2008-2009

Module Leader 'Contemporary Philosophical Aesthetics', MA Fine Art, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design

2008

3DPrint Project, Printmaking Department, Royal College of Art

Visting Lecture, Hochschule der Künste Bern

Research Seminar ‘Research Practice’, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

Full Circle Family Workshops, Gasworks, London

2007-2008

Practice Tutor, MA Fine Art, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design

2007

Objet d’Art:English Garden Lounging, Artist Talks with special speakers Ron
Arad and Deyan Sudjic, Alexia Goethe Gallery, London

Research Seminar ‘Artistic Research: Practicing Distance’, University of Brighton

 

Visiting Lecture, Northbrook College

2006-2008

Module Leader 'Image Manipulation', BA (Hons)Photography and the Digital Image, University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich

2006-2010

E-Learning Coordinator, Royal College of Art, London

2005-2007

Visiting Lecturer, Platform 8, Department of Design Products, Royal College of Art, London

2005

Seminar 'What's wrong with Photography?', School of Communications Art & Design, Royal College of Art, London

2004

George Hanson Critical Forum 8, 'The Photographic Image', School of Communications Art & Design, Royal College of Art, London

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Michael Schwab

CV

Documents

 

News

Wieviel Wissenschaft bekommt der Kunst?
Oesterreichische Forschungsgemeinschaft, Wien

4 & 5/11/2011

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Imagining Imagination
Royal College of Art, London

10 & 11/06/2011

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Suspense - International Symposium
on Rethinking Research
Cinema Zuid, Antwerp

04/05/2011

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Modes of Collaboration between
the Arts and Sciences,
ZHdK, Zurich

29/04/2011

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Architecture + MIT 150

25-27/04/2011

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Drawing in an Expanded Field
Academie Royale des Beaux Arts
de Bruxelles

25-27/02/2011

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Habitus in Habitat III
Synesthesia and Kinaesthetics
ZfL, Berlin

22-24/10/2010

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Unexpected Variations
Orpheus Research Center in Music, Ghent

15-17/09/2010

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Please support the
Journal for Artistic Research (JAR)

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Arts Research: Publics and Purposes,
GradCam, Dublin

15-19/02/2010

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Components of the Image
Exhibition 036 at SWG3 in Glasgow

09-18/10/2009

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Sensuous Knowlege Conference 6
Bergen, Norway

23-25/09/2009

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International Walter Benjamin Association
Antwerp, Belgium

14-17/09/2009

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First, the Second:
Walter Benjamin's theory of reflection
and the question of artistic research

Journal of Visual Arts Practice (7.3)

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International Seminar 'Light Touches'
Figures of Touch Research Project
University of Art and Design, Helsinki

10-11/06/2009

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The Difference between Art
and Art Research
Züricher Hochschule der Küste

23-24/04/2009

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Creative Practice, Creative Research
York St. John University


Download my paper in the 'Documents' section.

25-17/04/2009

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The Art of Research: Research Narratives
Chelsea College of Art and Design

28-30/10/2008

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Research into Practice conference
Royal Society of Arts

31/10/2008

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/seconds issue 9
vanishing point, the vicious and virtuous circle

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Conference Contribution and Exhibition

'Figurations of Knowledge'
5th Biannual European Conference of the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA), Berlin

02 - 07 June 2008


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Paris

Book Launch

18 May 2008

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The Full Circle
A collaborative project by Eduardo Padilha and Michael Schwab

Studio 1.1, London

11/05 - 01/06/2008

Private View:
10/05/2008 6-8pm


Artists' Talk:
25/05/2008 3.30pm

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Full Circle Family Workshops

Gasworks, London

19 - 22 February 2008

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Keynote Paper and Exhibition

'Art and Research: How?'
International Conference at the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn


14/15 February 2008

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Artist Talk

'figure' at the Tramdepot Gallery, London

3 February 2008, 2pm

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Figure

The Tramdepot

Private View Friday 25 January 7 - 11 pm

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As if something once mentioned, now plain to see

Book by COLONY, Birmingham

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The Full Circle
A collaborative project by Eduardo Padilha and Michael Schwab

Huisrechts, Amsterdam

13.9 - 16.10 2007

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Political Art 2007 Almanac
Reunion Projects

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Artistic Research and the Role of Critique.

In: van Koten, H. (ed), Proceeds of Reflections on Creativity, 21 and 22 April 2006.

Dundee: Duncan of Jordanstone College, 2007. ISBN:  1 899837 56 6.