Nicky Bird

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Reader in Contemporary Photographic Practice, PhD Coordinator (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. Reading Landscape - Two Artists on Recent Work

    Mersinis, Michael and Bird, Nicky (2016) Reading Landscape - Two Artists on Recent Work. In: GSA Research Day, 19 February 2016, Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art.
  2. Ghosting the Castle: A map between archive and memory

    Bird, Nicky (2017) Ghosting the Castle: A map between archive and memory. [Artefact]
  3. 'Heritage Site' (2016), in Media Archaeology - Excavations, NEoN Digital Arts Festival 2017

    Bird, Nicky (2017) 'Heritage Site' (2016), in Media Archaeology - Excavations, NEoN Digital Arts Festival 2017. West Ward Works, Dundee, 09 - 12 Nov 2017 [Show/Exhibition]
  4. Through a Northern Lens: Place Image, Archaeology and Heritage

    Bird, Nicky, Brownrigg, Jenny and Robertson, Frances (2017) Through a Northern Lens: Place Image, Archaeology and Heritage. In: Through a Northern Lens: Place Image, Archaeology and Heritage, 23 October 2017, GSA Principal Seminar Room 1, Glasgow School of Art.
  5. Through a Northern Lens: Women, Picture, Place

    Robertson, Frances, Bird, Nicky and Brownrigg, Jenny (2016) Through a Northern Lens: Women, Picture, Place. In: Through a Northern Lens: Women, Picture, Place, 28 October 2016, GSA Principle Seminar Room 1, Glasgow School of Art.
  6. Beneath the Surface / Hidden Place

    Bird, Nicky, McKenzie, Ray, Lloyd, Kirsten and Warwick, Rhona (2010) Beneath the Surface / Hidden Place. Stills, Edinburgh. ISBN 978-096458-07-5
  7. Ghosting the Castle, 2017

    Bird, Nicky (2017) Ghosting the Castle, 2017. Timespan, Helmsdale [Show/Exhibition]
  8. (Our) Generations and (Expanded) Geographies: Living Feminist Lives

    Bird, Nicky, Chambers, Paula, Hirschhorn-Smith, Michelle and Proctor, Nancy (2017) (Our) Generations and (Expanded) Geographies: Living Feminist Lives. In: A Feminist Space at Leeds: Looking Back to Think Forward, 15-17 December 2017, University of Leeds, UK.
  9. Raging Dyke Network, 2012

    Bird, Nicky and Andrews, Alice (2012) Raging Dyke Network, 2012. [Artefact]
  10. ‘Jasmin, Ryde, Isle of Wight, July 2000 – January 2001’ from Tracing Echoes (2001), in Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present.

    Bird, Nicky (2012) ‘Jasmin, Ryde, Isle of Wight, July 2000 – January 2001’ from Tracing Echoes (2001), in Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present. 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]