Nicky Bird

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PhD Coordinator (School of Fine Art )

Research

Glasgow School of Art

Research Profile

Nicky Bird is an artist whose work investigates the contemporary relevance of found photographs, the hidden histories of archives and specific sites. She is interested in a key question: what is our relationship to the past, and what is the value we ascribe to it? Since her practice-led PhD at Leeds University (1994-99) she has explored this through photography, bookworks, the Internet and New Media. In varying ways, she is interested in creating artworks that make visible the process of collaboration. These collaborations are with people who have significant connections to materials originally found in archives.

Qualifications

BA, MA, PhD

Latest Additions

  1. Raging Dyke Network, 2012

    Bird, Nicky and Andrews, Alice (2012) Raging Dyke Network, 2012. [Artefact]
  2. ‘Jasmin, Ryde, Isle of Wight, July 2000 – January 2001’ from Tracing Echoes (2001)

    Bird, Nicky (2012) ‘Jasmin, Ryde, Isle of Wight, July 2000 – January 2001’ from Tracing Echoes (2001). The National Gallery London; CaixaForum Barcelona and CaixaForum Madrid, London: 31 October 2012 - 20 January 2013; Barcelona: 21 February-19 May 2013 and Madrid: 18 June -15 September 2013 [Show/Exhibition]
  3. Voyaging Voices: Ethical Encounters between Donor, User, Archivist, and Artist

    Bird, Nicky (2014) Voyaging Voices: Ethical Encounters between Donor, User, Archivist, and Artist. In: Feminist Ethics in the Archive, 17 September 2014, CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow.
  4. Archaeology of the Ordinary

    Bird, Nicky (2014) Archaeology of the Ordinary. In: How Do We Study Objects?, 8-9 May 2014, Helsinki, Finland.
  5. Family Ties: Reframing Memory, 2014

    Bird, Nicky (2014) Family Ties: Reframing Memory, 2014. The Peltz Gallery, London, 3 - 25 July 2014 [Show/Exhibition]
  6. Family Ties: Subject Missing

    Bird, Nicky, Brodie, Ann, Gonzalez, Laura, Butler, Jaqueline and Mersinis, Michael (2015) Family Ties: Subject Missing. In: Family Ties: Subject Missing, 20 November 2015, The Glasgow School of Art, UK.
  7. '‘Blood Oranges Dipped in Salt’ and the Latent Photographic Archive'

    Bird, Nicky (2014) '‘Blood Oranges Dipped in Salt’ and the Latent Photographic Archive'. In: PAGES: archives and office, stationery and document. Wild Pansy Press, Leeds, pp. 13-15. ISBN 9781900687492
  8. 'From Car Showroom to Casino: A Midlothian Site of History'

    Bird, Nicky (2016) 'From Car Showroom to Casino: A Midlothian Site of History'. In: True North: From Documentation to Re-writing History. Timespan - Helmsdale Heritage and Arts Society, Helmsdale, pp. 34-43. ISBN 9780956561077
  9. Tall Tales, women artists’ playful exploration of the human experience

    Bird, Nicky (2016) Tall Tales, women artists’ playful exploration of the human experience. Freud Museum, London 15 April – 29 May 2016; Touchstones Gallery & Museum, Rochdale, 2 July – 3 September 2016; Glasgow Women’s Library, Glasgow 22 October – 21 December 2016, 15 April - 21 Dec 2016 [Show/Exhibition]
  10. 'Artist as Listening Post'

    Bird, Nicky (2010) 'Artist as Listening Post'. In: Transmission: Hospitality Conference, 1-3 July 2010, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.