Professor Johnny Golding


  • Johnny Golding
  • Area

    School of Arts & Humanities


    Senior Tutor

  • Pathway leader MA Public Sphere (CAP)

  • PHD Research Lead: Entanglement

  • Professor Johnny Golding is Senior Tutor in Contemporary Art Practice (CAP) and Pathway Leader for the MA Public Sphere in CAP.  As Professor in Philosophy and Fine Art, she leads the PHD Research Group:Entanglement. Internationally renowned for her philosophy-poetic enactments, installations, and sound-scape exhibitions, her research covers the entangled dimensionalities of Radical Matter, an intra-disciplinary arena of art, philosophy and the wild sciences set on the playing fields of electronic/digital poetics, erotic praxis and the logics of sense, meta-mathematics and modern physics.  

  • Biography

  • Golding was born in New York City, lived in Toronto, and carried out postgraduate studies (PHD) at the Universities of Toronto and Cambridge. 

    Previous roles include Director of the Centre for Fine Art Research, Birmingham City University; Director, Institute for the Converging Arts & Sciences (2009–2012), Professor of Philosophy in the Visual Arts & Communication Technologies (2000–2012); Teaching Fellow at The Slade School of Fine Art (Jan–June 2011 UCL) and Head of the Theory Department / Lead Researcher, The Jan Van Eyck Academie, Experimental Research in Fine Art, Design & Theory (Maastricht) 1998–2003. Golding was awarded an honorary Professorship in Philosophy and Imaging, Dundee School of Art (2009). 

    Her most recent publications include: The 9th Technology of Otherness (2016); In the Shadow of Akimbo Corporatism: The becoming-human of a people (2016); Ecce Homo Sexual: Eros & Ontology in the Age of Undecidability and Incompleteness (2014), On the Verge of Photography (2014); Ana-Materialism and the Pineal Eye (2012); Fractal Philosophy: Attunement as the Task of Art (2010); Conversion on the Road to Damascus: Minority Report on Art (2010) and The University Must be Defended (2012).  She is also Executive Editor of Zetesis, an independent, internationally peer-reviewed journal for contemporary art, philosophy and the cultural condition (London/Glasgow).

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