Master Class: Keith Piper
An artist, curator, critic and academic, as well as a founder member of the groundbreaking BLK Art Group, an association of black British art students, Keith Piper discusses his hugely influential and pioneering career. His creative practice responds to specific social and political issues, historical relationships and geographical sites. Adopting a research driven approach, and using a variety of media, his work over the past 30 years has ranged from painting, through photography and installation to a use of digital media, video and computer based interactivity.
Keith Piper (b. 1960, Malta) is a multi-media artist and Associate Professor in Fine Art and Digital Media at Middlesex University, London. Recent exhibitions include Jet Black Futures, Beaconsfield Gallery, London (2017) and Unearthing the Banker’s Bones, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool and New Art Exchange, Nottingham (2016-17). Groups exhibitions include The Wilderness Way, MIMA Middlesbrough (2017); The Place is Here, Nottingham Contemporary and South London Gallery (2017); Thinking Black, Van Abbermuseum, Eindhoven (2016); and No Colour Bar, Guildhall Gallery, London (2015-16). In 2018, Piper was a selector for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries Open Call.
This talk is part of the Testing Ground: Master Class programme, a week long intensive with leading international artists sharing their expertise with a small group of emerging artists from around the country. Led by artist Doug Fishbone, this year's artists are: Janice Kerbel, Haroon Mirza, Keith Piper and Amie Siegel. Each of the artists, in addition to working with the emerging artists, will present a free evening lecture to the public about their work.
Master Class: Guest Artist’s Talks
Wednesday 30 January: Haroon Mirza
Thursday 31 January: Keith Piper
Saturday 2 February: Amie Siegel
Sunday 3 February: Janice Kerbel