Completed Projects (since 2000)

2015      Art/Text, NCST gallery. Tangshan, China

2015     Midpointness, The Lock-Up Art and Culture Centre, Newcastle, Australia.

2015      Care + Attend, Curated by Emma Cocker and Joanne Lee for Unconditional Love. Society of Artistic Research. Chelsea College of Arts. London

 2014      Detail, H Gallery Bangkok, Transition Gallery London, Usher Gallery, Lincoln

2014      Possession (2),   Co-Curated exhibition of pan-European and Asian contemporary art for LGP Coventry UK

2013      Possession (1),   Co-Curated exhibition of pan-European and Asian contemporary art for Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre, Bangkok and LGP Coventry UK

 2012      Modern Times – episode 2: Faster-Slower, Numerous sites across the Netherlands including the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Centraal Museum Utrecht.

 2012        End of Ends. Arts Council Commission for Bend in The River, Gainsborough, UK

2011       The Stag and Hound-Dutton/Swindells, PSL Leeds

2010        Unspeaking Engagements, Chulalongkorn Art Centre, Bangkok and  LGP, Coventry

2009        The Institute of Beasts-Dutton/Swindells Kuando Museum of Fine Art Taipei 

2008          Preoccupations: Things Artists Do Anyway, Dutton/Swindells Studio Bibliothèque, Hong Kong

2008         Ssamzie Contemporary Art Space International Residency Seoul, Korea

2007        A little bit goes a long way, Consortium, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2007       Un Jour de Beauté, (with Alec Shepley), The Nunnery, Bow, London

2007        Autobiobliophiles, Dutton/Swindells, Studio Bibliothèque, Hong Kong

2006        The Dog and Duck, Dutton/Swindells, Kookmin Art Gallery Seoul, S.Korea

2006        Text + Work = “Work”, Dutton-Swindells, Text + Work Gallery, Bournemouth UK

2005         project for Art-Omma.

2005         Folklore, APT Gallery London (Dutton & Swindells)

2005         Emergency 2, Aspex Gallery Portsmouth UK (Dutton & Swindells)

2005         Laussanne Underground Film Festival Showing Similar to Nothing, (Hawley/Dutton)

2005        VAD Festival Internacional de Vídeo i Arts Digitals the Annual Girona Film Festival

2005         Txtrapolis, Dutton/Swindells, NAFA Gallery Singapore

2005         Sex Death and Flat Pack Furniture, Holden Gallery, MMU Manchester

2004         Site for Unbuilding, Wrexham Arts Centre and Oriel Davies Newtown

2004          [Shift} – E merged D, Site specific projects, Leeds UK

2004         S1 Alternative Action Plan, Dutton/Swindellsm, Sheffield UK

2003          Look to this Day, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester UK

2003          Plaza text intervention into Sheffield Newspapers, Dutton/Swindells as Suns of the Desert

2003          Brown-field Site, Dutton/Swindells as Suns of the Desert, Sheffield ART 03 Sheffield UK

2003          Entropic Gym Variation, Dutton/ Peacock / Swindells, Sheperd Gallery, Reno Nevada USA

2002      Power to the People, Dutton/ Peacock / Swindells, Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener Ontario Canada

2002           Entropic Gym, Mercer Union, Dutton/ Peacock / Swindells, Toronto Canada

Selected Bibliography

2011           Moves towards the Incomprehensible Wild Emma Cocker, Art and Research – A Journal of Ideas, Contexts and Methods, Volume 4. No. 1. Summer 2011. ISSN 1752-6388

2010           The work of Dutton and Swindells, Photonet Magazine (S. Korea), Jan issue.

2009           Dissolving boundaries, Bangkok Post, published on 10/09/2009

2006           Perspectives on practice, AN magazine special publication May 2006

2005           AN Magazine, Future Space, April 2005

2004           Empire of the Senses, Installation art in the new millennium, Olivera, Petri, Oxley. Pub.Thames and Hudson. ISBN 0-500-23808-1

2001           Source Magazine, Upside down and playing backwards, Siun Hanrahan, Issue 27. P38–39

2001           CIRCA, June 2001, Issue 96, p 43-45, Cartography: The City. By Suzanna Chan

2001           Province. Guardian Newspaper main review. March 17th by Alfred Hickling

2001           On Vanishing, Guardian Newspaper main review, January 17th  2001.

2000           Reflected in a Distant Mirror, Toronto Globe and Mail. Oct. 7th 2000. By Gary Michael Dault

1999           AN web. Artists’ Stories. Collaborative Working.

2000           AN Magazine March 2000. Enriched Mix. David Macintosh. P10-13

1999           AN. November 99-Talking Space. p12-15

1997           Frieze. April 1997. p87, Musee Imaginaire, Museum of Installation. Izi Glover

1997           Untitled  May 1997. No 13. p 25-26, Plague-orgy-time and Musee Imaginaire . Sharon Kivland.

Grants and Awards

2015      Banco Santander Network award. Travel to China.

2013     Arts Council of England G4A award for Possession ( 1 )  Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre, Thailand and Possession ( 2 ), LGP Coventry, UK ( £10K )

2012      Arts Council of England funded residency project for Bend in the River UK (£5K)

2011      Major G4A Arts Council of England Award for a two year contemporary art programme for Lanchester Gallery Projects (LGP) in Coventry, UK. (£90K)

2010      Pmi2 British Council Grant for developing MA in International Contemporary Art Practice with Kookmin University in Seoul. (£35K)

2007      Major Arts Council Award for “The Institute of Beasts” Project involving a S. Korean Residency Project, exhibitions and publications. (£25K)

2005      AHRB award for ‘Similar to Nothing’ with Professor Steve Hawley MMU (£5K )

1988      Royal College of Art Drawing Prize

Selected Books, catalogues and publications ( since 2000 )

2014      Project anywhere; Art at the outermost limits of location specificity. ISBN 978-0-692-32297-0

2013      Possession (1). Catalogue published by the Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre.

2011      The Institute of Beasts. Published by Site Gallery, distributed by Cornerhouse ISBN 9781899926138

2010      Surface Depth. H Gallery, Bangkok

2009      Unspeaking Engagements Published by the Art Centre, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.

2008      Preoccupations: Things Artists Do Anyway  (Dutton & Swindells) Studio Bibliothèque Hong Kong Ed. Cornelia Erdmann and Michael Lee Hong Hwee ISBN 978-988-17635-1-8

2008      Drawing Breath. Lugar De Desenho, Porto, Portugal

2006      Text + Work = Work. Co-written with Steve Swindells. Published by the Arts Institute at Bournemouth ISBN 0-901196-11-8

2005      Misleading Epiphenomena. Published by Artwords Press Co-authors. Dr Steve Swindells, Dr. Barbara Penner ISBN 0954390873

2003      Site + Sight. Translating Cultures. Earl Lu Gallery, Exhibition catalogue Singapore. ISBN 981-04-6705-2

2002      Daylight. Artist’s publication. Co-author Steve Swindells ISBN 1843870010

2002      Transmission: Speaking and Listening. Vol.1 Pub. ISBN 0 86339   986 X

2001      On Vanishing. ISBN 1 899926 80 1

2000      Entropic Gym Produced for Mercer Union Centre For Contemporary Art, ISBN 0-921527-56-X

2000     Province Exhibition catalogue ISBN 0863399231

Selected Conference papers, Articles, Journals

2015      The Work is a Score. Key note for ‘Next to nothing: performance stripped to the bone’ at the University of Newcastle, Australia.?

2015    The flickering Institution Material Culture in Action: Practices of making, collecting and re-enacting art and design. Glasgow School of Art, UK

2015      Text and work Conference paper for Text Versus Art Conference, The University of Lòdz

2014      Towards an office of institutional aesthetics. Conference Paper for Project anywhere at Parsons New School, New York.

2014     Art Takes residence (the Office of Institutional Aesthetics) Conference paper, Arts Into Society, Rome

2013     Artists’ Institutes and the Institutes of Art. Conference paper Arts into Society 2013 Budapest

2013      On Being There  Essay on Guangju 2012 for Axis Contemporary Art

2012      Inhabiting the Institution  ELIA Conference paper Porto Teachers Academy

2013     The Institute of Ruin. Conference paper ( co-presented with Alec Shepley ) at Sensuous Knowledge 7, at The Art Museums of Bergen and Bergen Academy of Art and Design

2012      Catalogue essay. One + One Brigid Mcleer. Published by Highlanes Gallery. ISBN: 978-0-9554311-4-

2011      On the Specificity of Biennials. AN Magazine. Dec. 2011

2011      Conference Paper at ‘Creativity, Play and the Imagination’ Teachers College,  Columbia University, New York. May 26th-28th

2011      Conference Paper July conference at the ATHENS institute for Education and Research. Fine and Performing Arts 2

2011     Cuts in Culture. AN magazine. Co-written with Katriona Beales

2010     Cluelessness Conference paper. July conference at the ATHENS institute for Education and Research

2010      Catalogue Essay The Mind’s eye in the severed head of the works of M.K. Ho. Essay in “Landscapes in the Brain” ISBN 978-957417162-0,. pub. Ho Huang-Ching

2009      The Institute of Beasts Journal of Writing in Creative Practice Print ISSN: 1753-5190 Volume: 2. Issue: 1 Cover date: July 2009 Page(s): 117-125

2008      Post-conceptual artists’ practices  Writing Encounters conference paper. (Dutton and Swindells) York St. John University, UK. ( Sept.)

2007      Apocotropes Journal of Visual Arts Practice ISSN: 14702029 Vol 6. Issue 3 pp 251-256

2007      Something like nothing happens anywhere. Co-edited with Jeanine Griffin A-N commissioned research papers Dec 2007

2006.     Curatorial questions around the British Art Show. A-N Magazine. Nov 2006

2006      Biennials and “Biennials”. Article AN magazine June 2006

2006     Why Sheffield art 05 is not  “Biennial”. Spec T symposium. Sheffield 2006

Associated Art Activities, Editorial Boards, Committees, Panels etc.

July 2014 Co-Founder of the Impossible Constellation

March 2014 onwards Editorial Committee member, Project Anywhere.

June 2014 onwards Peer reviewer Journal of Artistic Research

Jan. 2011 onwards Elected member of the National AIR Council (Artists Interaction and Representation)

July 2013 Peer reviewer for Orpheus Institute

Jan 2012 onwards Lanchester Gallery Projects Steering Group.

2009-2012  Founder and Director Lanchester Gallery Projects ( LGP )

Nov. 2010 External Validation panel for London Met/Whitechapel gallery Contemporary Curating MA

Nov. 2008 Peer reviewer for the Vienna Science and Technology Fund/ Art and Science Call 2008

2008-2011 Trustee. Coventry Artspace

2004 to 2011 Director Sheffield Contemporary Art Forum/ArtSheffield

1991-2004 Founder and Trustee of S1 Artspace, Sheffield

Past Employment

Sept. 2007- Oct. 2011. Professor in Creative Practice at Coventry University

2004-2007 Reader in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University

1994-2007 Senior Lecturer/Principal Lecturer in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University

External  Roles

External Research Excellence Framework  advisor to Sir John Cass Faculty of Art and Design, London Metropolitan University 2013

External Examiner Roles

Steve Dutton has held numerous External examiner roles including;

PhD external examiner ( Viva Voce ) UWE ( 2012 )

BA Fine Art Falmouth University ( 2013-present )

BA Fine Art Northumbria University ( 2012- present )

BA Fine Art MMU ( 2009-2013 )

MA Fine Art Central St.Martins ( 2006-11 )

MA Fine Art Brighton University ( 2007-12 )

BA  Fine Art London Metropolitan ( 2003-7 )

BA Fine Art in Context at UWE ( 2000-4 )

MA Fine Art UWE ( 2001-4 )

MA Fine Art UCL ( 2002-6 )

MA Experimental Film UCL ( emergency cover ) ( 2006 )