Dr Monika Oechsler

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  • Qualifications:Education and professional qualification: 2014 Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2012 PhD Brighton University and University of the Creative Arts, Farnham 2009 Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, UAL, London 1996 MA Fine Art Goldsmith College, University of London 1990 BA Fine Art (Hons) Goldsmith College, University of London
  • Position:Senior Lecturer Fine Art
  • Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE)
  • Telephone:+4411732 85811
  • Email:Monika.Oechsler@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Monika Oechsler's art practice explores notions of social and cultural performativity and includes artists' film, multi-screen video projection installations, sound environments, performance, photography and animation. The early work investigated gender and identity as performed in interpersonal group dynamics and through social role-playing. Recent work explores the interstitial temporalities produced in the conjunction of public space, history and memory. Many of  her works were commissions, for example from Film and Video Umbrella, Picture This, Fact Liverpool, Edith Russ Haus fuer Media, 7.Werkleitz Biennale, Halle, Site Gallery Sheffield, Lentos Kunst Museum and recently Beaconsfield Gallery. In additon works are held in private and public collections such as the James Moore Collection, Royal Armouries Museum, Lentos Kunstmuseum and Konstfack. 

Her doctoral thesis can be accessed via the link below:

Interstitial Space: The Eagle Document - Performativity and Spatio-temporal Assemblage in the Contemporary Moving Image Installation Space http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/12374/

Works can be viewed at: http://www.monikaoechsler.com

Solo shows: Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, 2012, James Hockey and Farnham Galleries, Farnham, 2007 and 2008, Lentos, Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria, 2005; Edith-Russ-Site for Media Art, Oldenburg, Germany, 2004 and Site Gallery, Sheffield,UK 2003. Selected group shows: Beaconsfield Gallery, London; Wuerttembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany; Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London;  Arhus Kunstbygning, Centre for Contemporary Art, Denmark and Landesgalerie, Linz, Austria; Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Stuttgart, Germany, Haus fuer Kunst Uri, Altdorf, Switzerland, 7th Werkleitz Biennale, Halle, Germany; Kunsthalle Budapest, Hungary and Kunstverein Wien, Austria; Sharjah International Biennial 6, Sharjah Art Museum, UEA; The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki; Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, Vaduz, Lichtenstein; NGBK Berlin, Germany; Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria; Kunstverein Bonn, Germany; Tate Gallery Liverpool; Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds; Tate Modern, London; Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria. ​​​

Research affiliations: Centre for Moving Image Research CMIR, UWE, Bristol.​

In 2014 she received a bursary from the CMIR ​to develop a new film inspired by Kafka’s story A Report to an Academy. The film titled Address to the Audience: A Prelude was exhibited at Centrespace, Bristol in 2014.

Area of expertise

Professional Activities:  

2014        Curator Back to the Future, Artists' Moving Image programme premiered at the Cube Cinema, Bristol

2013        Curator History Repeating, Artists' Moving Image programme premiered at the Cube Cinema, Bristol

2009        Curator The Eagle Document: The new collection of enumerated things, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London, University of Greenwich, London

                  Symposium and Live Events, The Eagle Document: The new collection, Stephen Lawrence Gallery

                  Film screening, The Eagle Document: The new collection, Stephen Lawrence Gallery 

2008        Conference Presentation: Strange Encounters of the Animal Kind, Tate Britain, London

Conference Presentation: Knowing through Making, University of the Creative Arts, Epsom

Conference Presentation: The Art of Research: Research Narratives, Chelsea College of Art and Design

2004     Public presentation: Edith-Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg, Germany

2003        Public presentation: Site Gallery, Sheffield

                  Public presentation: Transmission: Utility and Ornament, Showroom, Sheffield

2002        Curator Neverland, Group Exhibition at Cell Project Space, London

Public presentation at Schnittraum, Koeln, Germany

                  Interview for German Television for Strictly Public, Koeln, Germany

2001        Interview for SwissTelevision, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz

2001        Selection panel for Immediate II exhibition, Site Gallery, Sheffield

2001        Selection panel for Schraegspur Video Festival, Karlsruhe, Germany


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