Welsh, Jeremy

Jeremy Welsh is a video and performance artist, educator, writer and curator who is currently Professor in Fine Art at Kunsthogskolen in Bergen, Norway.

A leading figure in the second wave of video artists in the UK, he was also Exhibition & Disribution coordinator at London Video Arts in the 1980s as well as director of the Film & Video Umbrella. Over the years he has served on a number funding panels and agencies including the Norwegian Arts Council (2001-04) and the visual arts panel at Greater London Arts (1983-86). As a curator he has initiated various projects in the UK whilst working at LVA and more recently in Europe, he was involved in ‘Trans//form’, a touring exhibition of international artists based in Scandinavia and curator of ‘Northern Lights’, a show of Norwegian film and video that toured Europe, screening in 2001 at the National Film Theatre in London.

In recent years he has worked with digital video, digital photography and Internet projects. Welsh has written extensively on art and electronic media in magazines, catalogues and books. His own practice has ranged from scratch deconstructions of televisual material such as IOD (1984) to White Out (2002) a visual contemplation on the cityscape of pre-9/11 New York.

– Catherine Elwes and Chris Meigh-Andrews (editors), 2006, ‘Analogue: Pioneering Video from the UK, Canada and Poland (1966-88)’, Exhibition Catalogue, EDAU Preston

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