Staff Profiles: Andrew Bick

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Staff Profile: Andrew Bick
Reader in Fine Art

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Andrew Bick

Reader in Fine Art


Bick’s research as a curator and painter is based on reconnecting aspects of international concrete art (which has been largely overlooked avant-garde in the UK), with new and emerging aspects of contemporary art practice.


Andrew Bick’s art and curation is based on a critical analysis of the complex and ambivalent nature of our relationship to late modernism in relation to the social impact of contemporary art practice. His work is represented in significant public and private collections worldwide including The British Museum, Yale Center for British Art, GoMA, Goldman Sachs, Roche and Cranford Collection. Since 2008 he has been developing projects based on research in British Construction and Systems Art from the 1950s to 1970s initiated as a result of a Henry Moore Institute Fellowship in 2007/08. 


Award Title Institution Date
MA MA in Fine Art Chelsea School of Art 1988
BA Fine Art BA (Hons) University of Reading 1986

Teaching and research


My teaching is based in a strong focus on the interaction between individual artists and their social and economic position.




Contemporary art in relation to cultural investment

Sustainable art practice and studio provision

Legacies of conctete art in contemporary practice


More publications from Andrew Bick can be found in the Research Repository.

Thesis Supervision

External responsibilities

Chair, Tannery Arts, London, Advisory Board member, Drawing Room London, co-director of Research, School of Fine Art, PhD supervisor at Kingston University.

Subjects for media interviews

Contemporary art


Research in the Arts

Studio provision and artists significance to cultural investment

Art History (legacies of Modernism)

Sustainable practice in the arts

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Professional positions

Chair, Tannery Arts, London

Advisory Board member, Drawing Room, London

External examining

PhDs examined at Ruskin School, University of Oxford, Leeds University, Royal College of Art, Kingston University, The Slade School of Art External examining at Liverpool Hope University (BA Fine Art) Previous external examiner at Bath Spa University (MFA) Membre du Jury Diplome et pre-Diplome 2006-2013, Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Valais