Hoey, Brian (with Wendy Brown)

“The participatory video time-delay artwork Videvent (’75) came out of Hoey’s research with the computer department at the Slade School of Art. He and Wendy Brown collaborated on various video artworks, and as Artists in Residence they initiated and ran the yearly Biddick Farm Arts Centre Shows in Tyne and Wear from ’76-’80, which positioned British works alongside contemporary international video art. Hoey was one of the founding members of LVA.”

– J.Hatfield


Brian Hoey studied Fine Art at Exeter College of Art graduating with a Dip. A.D. (1st Hons.) and completed his post-graduate studies at the Slade School of Fine Art in 1974.

Whilst at the Slade he began working on interactive video installations and this work eventually led to the installation VIDEVENT which was one of the first video installations to be exhibited at the Tate Gallery (May 1976).

He curated ARTISTS VIDEO, Britain’s first annual, international festival devoted exclusively to video art along with Wendy Brown.

Brian has taught in London, the Netherlands and the USA and is currently Head of the BA (Hons.) Media Production Programme at Northumbria University.

Brian has exhibited widely, on an international basis, since the 1970’s and his work is in permanent collections at Galleria del Cavallino, Venice; the Pennsylvania State University, The Museum of the Moving Image, London and Hampshire College, Massachusetts.

Hoey is also an accredited Life Coach and Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and these disciplines contribute to his current research activities.

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