The ANU School of Art & Design is excited to announce the appointment of Katrina Sluis to the position of Head, Photography & Media Arts.
Katrina joins us from London where she was previously Senior Curator (Digital Programmes) at The Photographers’ Gallery, developing artistic commissions and public projects on machine vision, synthetic imaging, posthuman photography, net culture and speculative photographic education. She combined this role with her post at London South Bank University where she was Course Director of Digital Media Arts (2005-2011) and founding Co-Director the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image. During this time she developed collaborative research with Serpentine Galleries, Rhizome and Furtherfield addressing contemporary art infrastructures and organisational practices in the post-digital museum. She is presently Co-Investigator on two research projects, Curating Photography in the Networked Image Economy (Swiss National Science Foundation) and Documenting Digital Art: re-thinking histories and practices of the museum and beyond (Arts and Humanities Research Council UK) with partners Exeter University, Venice Biennale, Fotomuseum Winterthur, The Photographers’ Gallery and Foto Colectania, Barcelona. She is a co-initiator and core member of the rogue collective behind You Must Not Call It Photography If This Expression Hurts You.
Katrina Sluis’ research is concerned with the politics and aesthetics of the photographic image in algorithmic culture, its social circulation and cultural value. Her recent curatorial projects include All I Know Is What’s On The Internet (2018), Post-Capitalist Photography Now! (2019), Jonas Lund: Operation Earnest Voice (2019) and the online platform Unthinking Photography (nominated for an ICP Infinity Award in 2016).
Katrina returns to Australia after a 16 year absence, having taught Photomedia at UNSW Art and Design in the early 2000s. Katrina commenced on 1 July 2019 and we are delighted that she has joined our School and University.