Image © Roddy Hunter, Statement of Matter, 1999. Photo by Paul Couillard.
b. 1970, Scotland
Roddy Hunter is an artist, educator and writer based in York, England since 2007 where he is Head of Fine Arts at York St John University. He studied at the University of Glasgow before living and working in Kingston-upon-Hull as a member of Hull Time Based Arts between 1994-98 and in Totnes as Lecturer in Visual Performance and then later Director of Art at Dartington College of Arts between 1998-2007. He gained an MA (Contemporary Arts) from Nottingham Trent University in 1998. He is interested in aesthetics, pedagogy and the art of action, mainly in relation to social and urban realities.
He works mainly in performance and installation arts practice. His work has featured at CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; trace: installaction artspace, Cardiff; Sculpture Square, Singapore; Werkleitz Gesselschaft, Törnitz; TENT Centrum Beeldende Kunst Rotterdam; CCA, Tel Aviv; Site Gallery, Sheffield; Centro Galego De Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela; Le Lieu, Québec; CAC, Vilnius; Ludwig Museum, Budapest. He has participated in festivals further throughout Europe as well as in North America, Asia and the Middle East.
Curatorial work includes: Art. What is it good for? (with Tracey Warr, Dartington, 2004), Span2 (with André Stitt, London, 2001) and Rootless ’97: The Nomad Domain (with Hull Time Based Arts, 1997). Critical writings include monograph essays on Alastair MacLennan, John Newling, and André Stitt. Numerous public lectures, talks and workshops have been given internationally. He is also presently Chair of the Turning Point Yorkshire and the Humber Interim Steering Group.