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Dr Lola Frost is an artist and a Visiting Fellow in the Department of War Studies at King’s College London.

She was the Leverhulme artist-in-residence in War Studies KCL from 2014 to 2015, and a convenor for an Art and War MA Module in War Studies KCL 2017/18. Before moving to the UK in 2002, she was a senior lecturer in art history and art theory in the Art Department, Technikon Natal, Durban, South Africa. Awarded a joint Theory/Practice PhD from the Visual Art Department at Goldsmiths College in 2007 she continued to exhibit her work in London in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018. As a Visiting Fellow at The Centre for Law, Art and Humanities at ANU in Canberra and at the Australian Defence Force Academy UNSW Canberra in 2019 she expanded her ongoing interdisciplinary research in War Studies KCL on the overlaps and tensions between art practice, international relations and political theory.

Art Practice and Research Interests:

Lola Frost’s painting practice lays claim to an anti-identarian ethos that contests the demands and values of the phallogocentric order. For more information please visit

Lola Frost’s research interests for this Visiting Fellowship extend to:

  1. Working with Dr Aggie Hirst KCL and with Prof Fiona Jenkins ANU on the role of practices of recognition within aesthetic sociality.
  2. Working with Dr Jessica Carden at the Centre for Grand Strategy in War Studies KCL on the potential of artistic diplomacy for addressing the crisis of climate change.

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