Andrew Patrizio

Member for

4 years




University of Edinburgh

Short bio

Andrew Patrizio holds the Chair of Scottish Visual Culture at the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art, where he has worked since 1997. He focusses on two areas: firstly, Scottish post-1945 art – writing texts for artists and exhibitions since the late 1980s; and secondly, ecological themes and methods. His new monograph The ecological eye: assembling an ecocritical art history (2019) is published by Manchester University Press. His first book Contemporary Scottish Sculpture (1999). Other books and exhibitions include Christine Borland (1990); Art Unlimited: Multiples of the 1960s and 1990s from the Arts Council Collection (1994); Giuseppe Penone (1999 and 2000); Stefan Gec (2002); Anatomy Acts (2006), which won Medical Book of the Year from the Royal Society of Medicine; Ilana Halperin. STEINE (Berlin, 2012); and co-curated (with Bill Hare) The Scottish Endarkenment. Art and Unreason. 1945 to the Present. (This exhibition featured in The Guardian’s top ten UK exhibitions of 2016.) Prior to his academic career, he had curatorial posts at the Hayward Gallery, London and Glasgow Museums. He is currently on the Little Sparta Trust (Ian Hamilton Finlay’s garden) and is a founding member of the European Forum for Advanced Practices.

Field of expertise

Modern and contemporary art and art history (in particular Scottish art and art/ecology)

Working Group

WG2: New vocabularies