Independent writer and art critic.
Visiting tutor in Critical Practice and Contextual Studies, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design, London Metropolitan University.
Lecturer in Contemporary Critical Studies, BA (Hons) Art Practice programme, Goldsmiths, University of London, (2004-06: Visiting tutor with similar teaching responsibilities. Tenure from 2006)
Other visiting lecturing:
Visiting tutor in MA Photographic Studies, Norwich School of Art and Design
Visiting tutor in Critical Studies, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Visual Studies, Graphic Design, and Textiles programmes, Norwich School of Art and Design
Invited lectures and short teaching projects:
2014: Project leader, 'Art and Exhibition', Århus Kunstakademi, Aarhus, Denmark; 2013: Project leader, 'Art and Communication', Århus Kunstakademi, Aarhus, Denmark; Guest lecturer, 'Art and Spatiality', Århus Kunstakademi, Aarhus, Denmark; Guest lecturer, General supervision, MFA Fine Art programme, Department of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK; 2012: Guest lecturer, 'Object-oriented Philosophy and Art' Aarhus Kunstakademi, Aarhus, Denmark; Guest lecturer, General supervision, MFA Fine Art programme, Department of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK; 2012: Guest lecturer, ‘The Sublime Animal’; Foundation course, Aarhus Kunstskole, Aarhus, Denmark; 2010: Guest lecturer, 'Art and the Animal Aesthetic', Valand School of Art, University of Gothenburg, Sweden; 2007: Guest lecturer, ‘Gender and Performativity’, MA Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, UK; 2006: Guest lecturer, ‘Introduction to Gender Studies’, MA Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, UK; 2006: Guest lecturer, ‘Art and Animality’, Foundation course, Aarhus Kunstskole, Aarhus, Denmark; 1998: Guest lecturer, ‘Context Art’, Foundation course, Krabbesholm Højskole, Denmark; 1997: Guest lecturer, ‘The Aesthetics of Terror’, Foundation course, Ærø Kunsthøjskole, Denmark
External examiner on MA Fine Art at Valand School of Art, Gothenburg, Sweden
External advisor on MA Contemporary Art presentations at Sotheby's Institute of Art, London, UK.
Member of curatorial collective, Gallery rum46, Aarhus, Denmark
MA Aesthetics and Art Theory, Middlesex University, London
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London
The Jutland Academy of Fine Art, Aarhus, Denmark
Aarhus Kunstskole, Foundation Course, Aarhus, Denmark
Arts and Humanities Research Council Scholarship, Research project, Tate Britain, UK.
Scholarship Award for Academic Achievement, Middlesex University, London
Exhibition catalogue essays:
'Positions, directions', in HUMAN SITES sohn+isaksen's TOMMY/S KAHYT, (Aarhus, ARK)
'Lending a Hand: Themes of Labour and Hospitality in Berit Nørgaard's If I can do it, so can you!', West Chicago City Gallery and Koh-i-noor, Chicago, US, and Copenhagen, Denmark.
'More-Than-Human Subjects: The Work of Julie Andreyev', Passages,Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
‘An Animal Gazes’, exhibition/conference DVD, The Animal Gaze: Contemporary Art and Animal/Human Studies, London Metropolitan University
‘Animals’, Richard Billingham: People, Places, Animals, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia
‘End Points, Turning Points’, Vendepunkter, Byggeriets Hus, Copenhagen, Denmark, (in English/Danish)
‘Kaz’ and ‘Adam Thompson’, UK06, Gallery Suzuki, Kyoto, Gallery Kaede, Osaka, Gallery AO, Kobe, Japan, (in English/Japanese)
'Elisions: Photographs by Darren Harvey-Regan, Philosophy of Photography, Volume 3, Issue 2, Intellect Publishers
'Animal Skins in Contemporary Art', Journal of Visual Art Practice, Intellect Publishers
'Trompe l'oeil', essay for Gavin Turk's webpage, gavinturk.com
‘Things vs. Objects: On the Public Life of Things’, Art Monthly, No. 318, Jul-Aug 08
‘Impossible Subjects: The Work of Peter Callesen’, New York Arts Magazine, Nov-Dec 07
‘Setting the Crime Scene: Jack the Ripper Walks, Tourism, and the Media’, in: Merge: Sound, Thought, Image, No. 17, Spring 06, Stockholm, (with Chris Wilbert)
‘Setting the Crime Scene: Aspects of performance in Jack the Ripper guided tourist walks’, in David Picard and Mark Robinson (eds) Tourism and Performance: Scripts, stages, and stories, Conference Proceedings, (Sheffield: Centre for Tourism & Cultural Change, Sheffield Hallam University), CD Rom, (with Chris Wilbert)
Chapters in books and art book collaborations:
'Circling the Topic', in Tanja Nellemann Poulsen's Rundkørsler Du Ikke Kommer Uden Om, (Copenhagen: Space Poetry)
'Animal Dialogues: Uncertainty, Hospitality, and More-Than-Human Encounters', in Snæbjörnsdottir/Wilson (eds), Uncertainty in the City, (Berlin: The Green Box)
‘Walks in Spectral Space', in André Jansson and Amanda Lagerkvist (eds), Strange Spaces: Geographical Explorations into Mediated Obscurity, (Aldershot: Ashgate), (with Chris Wilbert)
2011: 'The Pedestrians' (South London Gallery, London), Art Monthly, No. 346, May 11; 2009: 'Mythologies' (Haunch of Venison, London), Art Monthly, No. 326, May 09; 2007: ‘Anri Sala’ (Hauser & Wirth, London), Art Monthly, No. 312, Dec-Jan 07-08; 2007: ‘Steve McQueen’ (Thomas Dane, London), Art Monthly, No. 311, Nov 07; 2007: ‘Art Now Live’ (Tate Britain, London), Art Monthly, No. 310, Oct 07; 2007: ‘The Shadow’ (Compton Verney, Warwickshire), Art Monthly, No. 309, Sep 07; 2007: ‘Gerard Byrne’ (Lisson Gallery, London), Art Monthly, No. 306, May 07; 2006: ‘Richard Billingham’ (Compton Verney, Warwickshire), Art Monthly, No. 302, Dec-Jan 06-07; 2006: ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ (ICA and South London Gallery, London), Art Monthly, No. 298, Jul-Aug 06; 2006: ‘Inner Worlds Outside’ (Whitechapel Art Gallery, London), Art Monthly, No. 297, June 06; 2005: ‘Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist’s Eye’ (Hayward Gallery, London), Art Monthly, No. 292, Dec-Jan 05-06
2009: Jörg Heiser, All of a Sudden: Things that Matter in Contemporary Art, (Berlin and New York: Sternberg Press, 2008), Art Monthly, forthcoming; 2008: Sean Ashton, Sunsets and Dogshits, (London: Alma, 2007), Art Monthly, No. 316, May 08
Introduction to 'The Sublime in Crisis', Tate Britain New Hang, TATEetc, seasonal guide, Autumn 09
'Voices, Screams, Calls and Cries: Animal Representations and Auditory Cultures', at Que la bête meure : l’animal et l’art contemporain, HICSA/Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne in collaboration with le musée de la chasse etde la natur, Paris, France
'Something Frightening Lurks in the Song of Birds', Interactive Futures '11, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada.
'The "Absent Presence" of Animals in Modernist Aesthetics', The Animal Gaze Returned, London Metropolitan University, London, UK
'Animal Art and the Aesthetics of Ecological Hospitality', Animal Ecologies in Visual Culture, University College London, UK
'Introduction to The Animal Gaze' (with Animal Gaze organiser Rosemarie McGoldrick), Animals as Subject, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, Canada.
'Finding the Animal Voice', Pidgin Language: Animals, Birds and Us, Kings Lynn Arts Centre, Norfolk, UK
'Almost the Same: Animals, Ambivalence and Mimicry', The Art of Evolution: Charles Darwin and Visual Cultures, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
'Travelling Skins: Hides, Furs, and other Animal Surfaces in Art', Meet Animal Meat Conference, GenNa, Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Sweden
‘Animal Skins in Contemporary Art’, The Animal Gaze Symposium, London Metropolitan University, UK
‘Animal Afterlives’, European Summer School in Cultural Studies, ASCA, Amsterdam, Holland
‘Animal Performance’, AGORA, PACT Zollverein, Essen, Germany
‘Looking at Spaces of Animal-Human Performances through ‘Bombon: El Perro’, The Royal Geographical Society’s Annual Conference, London, (with Chris Wilbert)
‘Spatial Performances of the Murder Scene: Jack the Ripper Guided Walks’, The Royal Geographical Society’s Annual Conference, London, UK (with Chris Wilbert)
‘Crime scenes, tourism, and performance’, invited paper at Travelling Cultures Conference, University of Skovde, Sweden, (with Chris Wilbert)
‘Setting the Crime Scene: Aspects of Performance in Jack the Ripper Guided Walks’, Annual International Conference of Tourism Research: Tourism and Performance: Scripts, Stages and Stories, Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK (with Chris Wilbert)
Member of the Advisory Board of the peer-reviewed Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture.
The Contemporary Sublime, part of Tate Sublime colloquia series, Tate Britain, UK
Beatriz da Costa in conversation with Rikke Hansen, The Arts Catalyst, London, UK (live)
Interview with Pil & Galia Kollectiv in Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, Issue 17, Summer 2011, special issue on 'Plants'
Giovanni Aloi and Rikke Hansen interview Mark Wilson and Anthony Hall on the occasion of the exhibition Interspecies. Published in Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Cultures, issue 13, Summer 2010
‘Christian Boltanski in conversation with Rikke Hansen’, Talking Art, Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern, London, UK (live)
(See below for radio interviews)
2nd series: Nature Calls: Animals in Visual Culture, a programme presented by Rikke Hansen, Resonance 104.4 FM, London
Individual programme topics include:
* 'Interspecies - an Arts Catalyst special'
* 'Interview with artist duo Snaebjornsdottir/Wilson'
* 'Interview with artist Karen Knorr'
* 'Interview with organiser of The Animal Gaze Rosemarie McGoldrick'
* 'Wolf special - interview with antropologist Garry Marvin'
* 'Animal Geographies - an conversation with geographer Chris Wilbert'
* 'The Case of the Deviant Toad - a conversation with Brandon Ballengee'
* 'Animal music - a DJ special with writer Andrew McGettigan'
* 'Interview with animal historian Nigel Rothfels'
'Pest Geographies' (guests: Maria Escobar, Chris Wilbert and Mark Wilson) and 'The Bug in the Machine' (guests: Giovanni Aloi and Robert McKay), 2 x Pestival specials of Nature Calls: Animals in Visual Culture, Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, and Resonance 104.4 FM, London
1st series: Nature Calls: Animals in Visual Culture, a programme presented by Rikke Hansen, Resonance 104.4 FM, London
Individual programme topics include:
* 'Finding the Animal Voice',
* 'Animal Art in the Darwin Year'
* 'Animals and Autobiography' (guest: Robert McKay)
* 'Human-Animal Collaborations' (guests: Jo Longhurst and Laura White)
* 'Theatrical Animals' (guest: Angela Bartram)
* 'Animals Between Art and Science' (guest: Chris Wilbert)
'A Lamb Baste', Grizedale Arts hosts a Radio Animal event (on eating and talking about animals), Radio Animal, Snaebjornsdottir/Wilson
Panel debate on art criticism; Alex Coles and Rikke Hansen in conversation with Matt Hale, Art Monthly Monthly, Resonance 104.4 FM, London
Panel debate on themed group shows; Sally O'Reilly and Rikke Hansen in conversation with Matt Hale, Art Monthly Monthly, Resonance 104.4 FM, London
‘Things vs. Objects’, Art Monthly Monthly, Resonance 104.4 FM, London (read by the author Rikke Hansen)
2009: 'Guld og Grønne Skove', Fustagetapperiet, Copenhagen; 2005: ‘You Are Here, But Why? - A Festival of Mapping’, 56 A Infoshop, London; 2004: ‘Crystal’, The Other Cinema, London; 2001: ‘Exile Video’, Gallery rum46, Århus, Denmark; 2001:‘Take-Away Art’, Berlin Biennale, Germany; 2001: ‘STKHLM Art Fair’, art students from Goldsmiths College, Stockholm, Sweden; 2000: ‘Konnektor’, Pfefferberg, Berlin, Germany; 1998:‘Multiples’, Gallery rum46, Aarhus, Denmark; 1998: ‘ArtGenda’, Young Artists Biennale, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden; 1998: ‘DFKU’, The Funen Art Academy's Exhibition Space, Odense, Denmark; 1998: ‘Boomerang’, Nikolaj Centre for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark; 1998: ‘Videotheque’, Gallery rum46, Aarhus, Denmark; 1998: ‘Streetlife’, Mejlgade, Aarhus, Denmark: 1997: ‘Fast Art’, Studsgade, Aarhus, Denmark; 1997: ‘10 vi ka’ li’’, Gallery rum46, Aarhus, Denmark; 1997: ‘Kunst i Centrum’, Aarhus, Denmark; 1996: ‘Concrete Matters’, The Scandinavian Centre, Aarhus, Denmark
1999: ‘Body Snatchers’, Gallery rum46, Aarhus, Denmark; 1997: ‘Inviteret’, Gallery rum46, Aarhus, Denmark