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Gen Doy

Artist in residence, Department of Classics

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Biography

Gen Doy is an artist living and working in London. She completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art at Byam Shaw School of Art, an MA in Fine Art at Central St. Martin’s and an MA in History of Fine Art and French Language and Literature from Glasgow University. Gen also has a PhD in History of Art from Essex University.

Gen’s creative work mobilises an extensive knowledge of art history and critical theory, and she has worked for many years in the field of visual culture, as a lecturer, writer, and curator. She uses various media in her work, but particularly sound, performance and installation. She also writes lyrics and sound for songs as part of some of her works.

Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and in other locations such as The Old Engineers’ Workshop at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London. In 2014 she installed a sound piece in the Old Dairy at the National Trust Property Uppark House, as part of a show curated by Unravelled. Her sound work has been broadcast on radio, specifically Resonance FM and basic FM, on several occasions.

As well as pursuing her own artistic practice, she has supervised and examined Ph.D. theses in fine art and photography, and in art history and visual culture studies. She has lectured at De Montfort University Leicester, The Open University, London College of Fashion, ICA London, Hayward Gallery, Ruskin College of Art, Birmingham University, Museum of Modern Art Bordeaux, The National Gallery London, The Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation Athens, and many other educational and artistic institutions.

More information about Gen’s work is available on her website.