London Faculty

Dr Bill Roberts

Lecturer, MA Art History and Art World Practice

Biography

Biography

Dr Bill Roberts studied History of Art at the University of Edinburgh and completed his MA and PhD in contemporary art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. Before coming to Christie’s Education, he taught at the Courtauld, the Ruskin School of Art (University of Oxford) and the University of Warwick, where he was a research fellow from 2013 to 2015 and a teaching fellow from 2015 to 2017. Bill has written journal articles for Art History, ARTMargins, Tate Papers and Third Text, and book and exhibition reviews for a variety of publications including Mute, Oxford Art Journal, Journal of Curatorial Studies and Art & the Public Sphere. His monograph, Art, Design and Capital since the 1980s: Production by Design (Routledge, 2019), explores engagements with design and architecture in the practices of Dan Graham, Rita McBride, Tobias Rehberger, Liam Gillick and others.

Research Interests

Research Interests

International art since the 1960s

Contemporary art’s interface with design and architecture

Art’s critique of capitalism

Publications & Exhibitions

Publications & Exhibitions

Book
Art, Design and Capital since the 1980s: Production by Design (Routledge, 2019)

Journal articles
‘The Proliferation of Dan Graham’s Pavilions’, Art History, 42: 2 (April 2019): 362-89
‘Unnaming the System? Retrieving Postmodernism’s Contemporaneity’, ARTMargins, 4: 2 (June 2015): 3-23 
‘Burnout: Liam Gillick’s Post-Fordist Aesthetics’, Art History, 36: 1 (February 2013): 180-205
‘Production in View: Allan Sekula’s Fish Story and the Thawing of Postmodernism’, Tate Papers, 18 (Autumn 2012); https://www.tate.org.uk/research/publications/tate-papers/18/production-in-view-allan-sekulas-fish-story-and-the-thawing-of-postmodernism; revised republication of article previously published in immediations, 2: 4 (2011): 10-32
‘Biopolitical Follies: On and Around Ina Blom’s ‘Style Site’’, Third Text, 26: 3 (2012): 285-98
‘Jens Haaning: The Relational Aesthetics of a Danish Artist and the Politics of Deterritorialism’, immediations, 1: 4 (2007): 110-25

Reviews
‘The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials: Spectacles of Critique, Theory and Art by Panos Kompatsiaris’, Journal of Visual Art Practice, 17: 1 (2018): 132-34
‘Industry and Intelligence: Contemporary Art Since 1820, Liam Gillick’, Art & the Public Sphere, 6: 1-2 (2017): 134-38
‘Art as the Possibility of Politics’, Oxford Art Journal, 39: 3 (December 2016): 485-89
‘Good Old Avant-Garde’, Mute (May 2013): http://www.metamute.org/editorial/articles/good-old-avant-garde
‘Rosalind Krauss: Under Blue Cup; Michael Fried: Four Honest Outlaws’, immediations, 3: 1 (2012): 128-33

Exhibition reviews:
 ‘Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015’, Journal of Curatorial Studies, 4: 3 (2015): 481-85
‘‘Free’ as in...?’, Journal of Visual Culture, 11: 1 (2012): 94-99

Professional - Affliations

Professional - Affliations

Association for Art History