Victoria Walters (PhD, MA, PGDip, BA (Hons), AFHEA) is a Lecturer in Visual Culture and Fine Artist with a multifaceted practice including research, writing, art practice and teaching.
Victoria’s sculptural installation practice relates to narratives of home, protection and the state of exception. At times, the photographic documentation of the structures she builds becomes the work itself. Her practice dialogues with her writing and benefits from ongoing research and critical reflection, but also has a life of its own.
Her written research relates to the practice of 20th Century German artist Joseph Beuys and she has published and co-edited a variety of texts on the artist’s work, giving related conference papers at institutions in the UK and overseas. In addition to Beuys’ work and legacies, her research interests include theories of language, the relationship between art and anthropology and art and notions of home/ecology.
Victoria holds a PGDip in Fine Art, a MA in Digital Media and a PhD in Visual Culture. Teaching is very important to her and she has a range of experience as an educator of theory and practice. She has taught into Visual Culture programmes from undergraduate to MA level and into Fine Art at MA level, supervising a number of practice-led PhD students. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is currently supervising a PhD student in Art History at the University of Dundee.
Photograph taken by Sarah Rhys at the launch of the exhibition Loss & Lucidity (the Lost and Found) curated by Diana Ali, Fábrica Braço de Prata, Lisbon, 2019