Andrea Phillips

Director of Doctoral Research Program in The Department Of Art, Goldsmiths University of London

London, United Kingdom

Andrea Phillips lectures and writes about the economic and social construction of public and civic space within contemporary art. In 2013, she collaborated with curator of the 13th Istanbul Biennale, Fulya Erdemci, on Public Alchemy, the Biennale’s public program that sought to investigate the ways in which public space can be reclaimed as an artistic and political tool in the context of global capitalism and local social fractures surrounding authority over this space. Her recent project How to Work Together, a collaboration with the directors of the UK’s Chisenhale Gallery, The Showroom, and Studio Voltaire, studies how the details of organizational structures of these art spaces impacts its work, economics, and can inform a debate on the politics of artistic and cultural production. Phillips is currently developing a series of international symposium for the Dutch Foundation for Art and the Public Realm, SKOR, and forming a research unit into the Aesthetic and Economic Impact of Contemporary Art. She is Director of Doctoral Research Program in the Department of Art, Goldsmiths, a member of the AHRC Peer Review College and of the Graduate School Board.