Dr Andrew Dearman

Dr Andrew Dearman

Andrew Dearman

Lecturer, Art History & Theory 


Dr. Andrew Dearman joined us at Adelaide Central School of Art in 2012. His practice-led PhD dealt with the notion that contemporary art practice is a posed form of subjectivity – one which is determined less by the individual, and more by a plethora of social institutions and practices.

Dr Andrew Dearman is an artist, writer and academic based in Adelaide. His completed a practice-led PhD at the University of South Australia which he titled, Art practice and governmentality: the role modelling effects of contemporary art practice and its institutions. His studio research looked at the complex interrelationship of individual artist, the artist as a romanticised trope and vairous cultural/institutional mechanisms. Extending from this, Andrew’s recent work explores the haptic hands on aspects of photography and its relationship to memory, place, and narrative. 

Andrew is currently developing this research area into the field of intergenerational epigenetic inheritance which, in this instance, asserts the idea that our bodies remember the places that our ancestors lived in, even though we haven’t been there.  He is interested in how photography can help to tap into such embodied memories.

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