Steve Dutton is an artist, researcher and curator who works on both collaborative and individual projects.His recent co-curatorial project ( with Andrew Bracey ) entitled 'Midpointness' was shown as part of the Trans Art Triennial and at Airspace Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent, UK. In the past he worked closely with Steve Swindells (Dutton and Swindells) since 1998, prior to which he was one half of the collaboration of Dutton and Peacock.He is also currently developing a new body work under the working title of “industry” which is including drawings, sound works, animations, objects and texts, some of which is being shown in this exhibition.
Individual and collaborative projects have been exhibited throughout the UK and internationally, including The Stag and Hound at PSL in Leeds for which Dutton and Swindells were nominated for the prestigious Northern Art Prize. Steve has published in the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice and the Journal of Visual Arts Practice along with many contributions to various magazines and publications. He also has curated a number of exhibitions including a co-curated project ( with Brian Curtin ) for an exhibition for Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre, entitled ‘Possession’
Steve is Professor of Fine Art and Head of Art at Bath Spa University in the U.K where he is Director of the Art Research Centre.
Along with his practice as an artist Steve is increasingly writing and delivering papers on the subject of ‘Artists’ institutes and the Institutes of Art’, drawing on complexities within his own practice and the practice of a growing body of artists ( as opposed to academics and managers ) who seek to rethink the nature of the art educational institution as a process of unfolding ‘epistemic events’ rather than a sequence of ‘progressive’ tiers of knowledge. This relationship to non-teleological space/time is central to his work both as an artist and as an academic.
Dutton的独立与合作作品曾多次在英国及国际范围内参展，包括在台北关渡美术馆的“The Institute of Beats”，英国利兹PSL的“The Stage and Hound”（此作品获得英国北方当代艺术奖），他最近的作品“End of Ends”是与另一位英国艺术家Neil Webb合作的，由英国艺术委员会资助的英国中部Bend in the River项目。Dutton的个人作品最近被收录于荷兰阿姆斯特丹国家博物馆和乌特勒支中央博物馆的“Modern Times”艺术展。