Teaching and Supervision 

Prof. Irit Rogoff
Professor of Visual Culture


Irit Rogoff is a writer, educator, curator and organizer. She is Professor of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London, a department she founded in 2004. Rogoff works at the meeting ground between contemporary practices, politics and philosophy. Her current work is on new practices of knowledge production and their impact on modes of research, under the title of “Becoming Research” (forthcoming).

Irit Rogoff is one of the initiators of the transdisciplinary field of Visual Culture and founder of the department at Goldsmiths. Her initiatives to establish this new field are led by a belief that we must work beyond bodies of inherited disciplinary knowledge and find motivation for knowledge production in the current conditions we are living out.


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Dr. Adnan Madani
Lecturer in Visual Cultures

Adnan Madani is an artist, writer and curator interested in contemporary subjectivities in relation to philosophies of globalization, religious/secular life and intercultural encounter. His focus is on the work of Jean-Luc Nancy, Wittgenstein, Talal Asad and the ethics of esoteric Islam as developed by Massignon. Other areas of specialisation include contemporary South Asian art and popular urban cultures in Pakistan.

His current art practice and research explore the relationship between iconoclasm in Modern art and the destruction of historical objects and sites in contemporary war. He is also involved in collaborative practices, including an ongoing walking/documentation project about invasive species in England and the idea of nature.


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Adrian Heathfield
Visiting Professor in Visual Cultures

Adrian Heathfield writes on, curates and creates performance. He is the author of Out of Now, a monograph on the artist Tehching Hsieh, editor of four books (Things That Go through Your Mind When Falling, Ally, Live: Art and Performance, Small Acts) and co-editor of the collections Perform, Repeat, Record and Shattered Anatomies.

He co-curated the Live Culture events at Tate Modern, London (2003). He was curator of Doing Time, the Taiwan Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017), attaché for the Biennale of Sydney (2016) and with freethought, an artistic director of the 2016 Bergen Assembly.

Heathfield conducted the three-year European Union funded creative research project Curating the Ephemeral (2014–2016) on immaterial art and museum practices. He was co-director of Performance Matters, a four-year AHRC funded project on the cultural value of performance (2009–2013).


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Dr. Bridget Crone (1973–2023)
Senior Lecturer in Visual Cultures

Dr Bridget Crone was an internationally recognised curator and writer, former alumni, and Senior Lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths.


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