About

 

Owen G. Parry (b.1983, Wales)

 

I am a London based post-disciplinary artist, researcher and lecturer working in visual arts, theatre, publications and the internet. My work has been included in exhibitions and public programmes internationally in UK, Ireland, Belgium, Finland, Canada, South Korea and USA. I am currently Lecturer in Critical Studies MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London.

My practice takes multiple forms as performance, installation, moving image, sound, sculpture, drawing and text; and moves across iterations, versions, and B-sides. I make stuff up: synthesising pop-culture and the queer-occult, the real-personal and the real-imaginary. I construct and re-construct narratives, situations and experiences often collaboratively with others, although the veracity of stories or creation of any veritable plot is not the point. Rather, my work operates much like a music album, fanfiction or conspiracy theory – it is an emergent practice in search of a language, image, and form.

 

My research focuses on contemporary art, performance and visual cultures, with a specific interest in poor, minor, and vernacular languages; queer/feminist/de-colonial methodologies; art writing and theory-fictions; post-digital and new aesthetic practices. This includes research on trashy, queer and decadent performance, fandom and global pop cultures, memes, conspiracy theory, AI and Yoko Ono. I completed a PhD on Trashy Tendencies in Contemporary Art and Performance at Goldsmiths in 2014. I initiated the Fan Riot project in 2015 exploring fandom as a subversive network that drove the internet, including a Post-doctoral Fellowship at The Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh 2018-19. I have also held Research positions on two Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded projects including Staging Decadence at Goldsmiths 2020–2022 and Performance Matters at Goldsmiths and Live Art Development Agency 2009-12.

I have taught on programmes including BA Fine Art Critical Studies at Goldsmiths and MA Body in Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance and others.