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Marcus Jack

Dr Marcus Jack is a curator, art historian and Lecturer in Contemporary Art and Curation at the University of Exeter. He recently completed a SGSAH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at The Glasgow School of Art which culminated in CINEMA DESPITE (Tramway, Glasgow, 2023), a major review of artists’ film and video in Scotland featuring the work of twenty-nine artists, filmmakers and collectives spanning a seventy-year period. In 2022 he was a visiting researcher with Archive/Counter-Archive at York University in Toronto and gained his PhD with a thesis surveying the history and context of artists’ moving image in Scotland. Jack regularly develops screening events and publications through Transit Arts (2015–) and is the founding editor of the open-access serial DOWSER, notes on artists’ moving image in Scotland (2020–). His research looks for counternarratives in visual culture through analyses of infrastructure, statehood and socio-economics, with particular emphasis on artists’ film and video.

Marcus represented the Early Career Curators Group on the BAN Steering Group in 2019-20, and was the Emerging Curators Group Continuity Representative for 2021. He was the guest convenor British Art after Britain, the British Art Network’s 2023 Annual Conference.

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