Dominic Paterson

Dr Dominic Paterson works at the University of Glasgow where he teaches 20th and 21st century art and theory.

He wrote his doctoral thesis on the place of aesthetics in the work of French philosopher Michel Foucault, and his research interests include critical theory as well as modern and contemporary art. Dominic's publications include essays on Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu, Matthew Barney, and Marcel Duchamp amongst others, as well as recent exhibition texts for Claire Barclay, Kate Davis and Faith Wilding. He is a regular contributor to MAP magazine as a writer and critic, most recently addressing the work of Mexican artist Martin Soto Climent.

Dominic organised and introduced a series of talks and film screening events as part of the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art , which expanded upon the Festival's theme of ‘past, present, future'. Participating artists included Susan Phillipsz, Gerard Byrne and Jimmie Durham, and films by Byrne, Kate Davis, Marjolijn Dijkman, Johan Grimonprez, Marine Hugonnier, Jeremy Millar, and Hito Steyerl were screened.

For the Picture This Writing Residency Dominic is working on a text which will address the work of French artist Jimmy Robert, and another text which will focus on a work from the Picture This archive.


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Writing Residency
Summer 2010

The Picture This Writing residency is a pilot project offered as a research opportunity for a non-Bristol based writer / curator to spend one month


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Writing Residency talk
22 September, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Glasgow based writer and academic Dominic Paterson has been developing a new text exploring Lucy Gunning's film Quarry (2003).


Dominic Paterson spent the Summer of 2010 as our writer in residence. Here, in his essay, he looks into our archive at Quarry (2003) by Lucy Gunning.