Yve Lomax


  • Yve Lomax joined the RCA in 1999 as a Research Fellow in the Photography department, with responsibilities for ‘theory into practice’. She established the Art Practice and Theory research seminar series for staff and guests; texts from this series were published in two volumes as Images of Thought in 2001. She initiated what is now known as the Fine Art Research Student Programme (FARP); this consolidates a vibrant research community in Fine Art and is seen as a vital part of undertaking research in the School. Building upon previous experiences of organising seminars and colloquia, Yve is now active in contributing to and convening events for the Image and Language research hub and its website.

  • Biography

  • Yve Lomax was educated at Saint Martins School of Art in Painting and the Royal College of Art, where in 1979 she received her Masters in Environmental Media. She has exhibited internationally and published widely. Recent publications include Pure Means: Writing, Photographs and an Insurrection of Being (2013), published by Copy Press, which draws fictional writing, philosophy and politics together. She is also the author of Writing the Image: An Adventure with Art and Theory (2000); Sounding the Event: Escapades in Dialogue and Matters of Art, Nature and Time (2005) and Passionate Being: Language, Singularity and Perseverance (2010). Her exhibitions include: Three Perspectives on Photography (1979); Difference: On Representation and Sexuality (1984) and Sometimes (1995), a large photographic work shown in Johannesburg, Edinburgh Austria and Australia. She is also Professor in Art Writing at Goldsmiths College.

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  • External collaborations

  • Yve Lomax is a commissioning editor for the Common Intellectual series published by the independent publishing company Copy Press, an independent publishing company, dedicated to extending ideas of writing, pictures and readability. Read more about the aims of Copy Press in Lomax's 'Making Use' for Foyles' blog (2015).

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