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Rikke Hansen

I am a writer and an art critic, living and working in London, UK, and in Aarhus, Denmark. I mainly write on issues pertaining to performance, installation, video and text-based art. My essays and articles on contemporary art have been published in Japan, England, USA, Canada, Australia, Sweden and Denmark. I am also a regular contributor of Art Writing or Creative Non-Fiction to artists' books. Other parts of my research centre on the interface between animal studies and late 20th Century aesthetics, while investigating links between object-oriented philosophy, more-than-human worlds and current artistic practices. I have furthermore hosted and produced the weekly radio programme, Nature Calls: Animals in Visual Culture, on Resonance 104.4 FM, London's Arts Radio Station.

My educational background is in art and philosophy. I hold a degree in BA Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London, and, in 2003, I completed an MA in Aesthetics and Art Theory in the Department of Philosophy at Middlesex University, London.

Between 2003 and 2008 I taught Critical Studies and Photographic Studies at Norwich School of Art and Design (now Norwich University College of the Arts), and Contemporary Critical Studies in the Department of Art at Goldsmiths. Modules taught and developed include: 'Context and Intervention', 'Space and Performativity', 'Performance Strategies: From Culture as Sign to Culture as Process' and 'Dissertation Writing Skills for Art Students', as well as individual lectures on 'Gender Performatives', 'Art and Autobiography', 'Animal Performances', 'Introduction to Barthes', and 'Photo-graphy: Where Image Meets Text'. Until 2012, I also lectured in Critical Practice and Contextual Studies at Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design, London Metropolitan University. I have taught courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and have several years of experience guiding students succesfully through their dissertation projects.

I currently work as an independent art theorist and a lecturer, offering shorter educational projects in Denmark and Britain. On top of this, I write for the Danish art journal KUNSTEN.NU.

Rikke Hansen