Natasha Lushetich


Natasha is an interdisciplinary theorist with a background in the arts. Her research focuses on intermedia and critical mediality; global art and the status of sensory experience in cultural knowledge; biopolitics; performativity; datafication and complexity. She is Professor of Contemporary Art, Media & Theory at University of Dundee, UK, and Arts and Humanities Research Council Leadership Fellow. Her current research project is: The Future of Indeterminacy: Datafication, Memory, Bio-Politics

Natasha’s books include Fluxus: The Practice of Non-Duality (2014); Interdisciplinary Performance (2016); The Aesthetics of Necropolitics (2018), Beyond Mind; a special issue of Symbolism (2019); Big Data: A New Medium? (2020), and Distributed Perception: Resonances and Axiologies, co-edited with Iain Campbell (2021). Her recent writing has also appeared in AI & Society; Body, Space, Technology; Contemporary Aesthetics; Environment, Space, Place; Media Theory; OnCurating; Performance Research; TDR and The Philosophical Salon, among other journals and edited collections. Natasha holds a theoretical PhD from the University of Exeter and has been Principal Investigator on four cross-disciplinary projects.

She is also a founder-member of subRosa with whom she produced many ‘invisible’ interventionist works (2000 – 2006) such as The Virus, Demediocratic, and Intersecting Perspectives as well as the recipient of numerous fellowships and residencies such as Fulbright (NYU, New York); Steim (Amsterdam); Noorderzon (Groningen); and ArtsLink (Cleveland & NYC).  Natasha’s artistic work has been shown in international festivals such as Berliner Festsepiele (Berlin) and Wiener Festwochen (Vienna); at galleries and museums like DOX (Prague), Niterói Museum of Contemporary Art (Rio de Janeiro), Pompidou (Paris), and Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art (Cape Town) as well as at less conventional venues: banks and mines. Her artistic work has been funded by Arts Council England, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, The Mondrian Foundation, The Dutch Performing Arts Fund, and the VSB Fund, among others.

Natasha an editorial member of the Anthem Series in Critical Thought, a member of the international board of Contemporary Aesthetics, and research assessor for NWO (Dutch Research Council) and FNSNF (Swiss National Science Foundation). Alongside guest teaching at the Berlin University of the Arts; Nanyang Technological University; Ohio State University; and the University of Westminster, she has lectured extensively on intermedia, contemporary art, critical mediality, biopolitics and hegemony at her ‘home’ institutions, the most recent of which are the University of Exeter; LaSalle, Singapore; and the University of Dundee.