Dr Andrew Hewitt

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Adam Ghani; Fine Art

Contemporary Art and the Liminal Space: Refuge for the Divine in an Empirical World?


Roy Wallace; Journalism and Media

From documenting subcultures to academic video essay: a critical exploration of historical and contemporary documentary debates.


Wang Ka Wang; Fine Art

An Autoethnographic Enquiry of Self-Documentary Practices Based On My Personal Family Experiences.


Andrew Hewitt, together with long-term collaborator Mel Jordan, recently formed the Partisan Social Club, a provisional art group including artists, designers and researchers. Previously as the Freee art collective, Hewitt with Jordan and Dave Beech exhibited widely, most notably at the 13th Istanbul Biennale 2013, BAK Utrecht 2010, and the Liverpool Biennial 2010. Hewitt’s work has been commissioned by various art organisations including; Wysing Arts, UK; Milton Keynes Gallery, UK; AUB Art Gallery, Beirut, Lebannon; TANAS, Berlin, Germany; and Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst Berlin, Germany. He have been invited to speak at a number of institutions; Doreen Massey Annual Day Event Environmental engagement and the politics of creative practice, 2019, Spatial Practices in Art and ArChitecture for an Empathetic Society (SPACES)’, 2018, Lund University, Sweden, Beyond Art Activism: Rewriting Arts Neoliberal Value System, 2016 IMMA, Dublin.

Hewitt has received a number of Arts Council Awards most notably a large-scale award for their project entitled Futurology in 2005 (£98,000) as well as grants from other funding bodies. He has recently been awarded a Horizon 2020 grant for the project Spatial Practices in Art and ArChitecture for Empathetic Exchange; SPACEX, whichis an interdisciplinary research project that includes, Fine Art, Visual Communication, Curation, Visual Culture, Economics, Cultural Sociology, Urban Studies and Architecture. It is the first pan-European study of social and participatory art, design and architecture projects in urban space with 27 partners across 9 Europe countries including the Tate and the Athens Biennale.

External Roles

Project Co-ordinator, Spatial Practices in Art and Architecture for Empathetic Exchange (SPACEX), MSCA Horizon 2020, European Funding for Research and Innovation

Artist in the Partisan Social Club www.partisansocialclub.com

Founding Editor Art & the Public Sphere Journal www.artandthepublicsphere.co.uk

Interim Chair, NN Contemporary Art, https://nncontemporaryart.org




Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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