Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Nick Kaye, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Nick Kaye

Nick Kaye is Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) and Professor of Performance Studies, with line management responsibility for the College of Social Sciences and International Studies. Prior to commencing his role as Deputy Vice Chancellor in August 2014, Nick was the Dean of the College of Humanities, from its formation in 2010 through to July 2014.

Nick's research focuses on the history of post-war experimental performance, with emphasis on the relationship between theatre and the development of ideas and practices through distinct but related disciplines, including sculpture, architectural theory, conceptual and performance art, aspects of experimental music, installation, video art and video installation. His books include: Postmodernism and Performance (1994), Art into Theatre: Performance Interviews and Documents (1996), Site-Specific Art: Performance, Place and Documentation (2000), Staging the Post-Avant-Garde: Italian Performance After 1970' (co-authored with Gabriella Giannachi 2002), Multi-media: video - installation - performance (2007), Performing Presence: Between the Live and the Simulated (co authored with Gabriella Giannachi, MUP: 2011) and Archaeologies of Presence (co-edited with Gabriella Giannachi and Michael Shanks, Routledge, 2012).

From 2005 - 2010 he was a principal investigator for Performing Presence: from the live to the simulated, a large-scale collaborative research project funded by an award of £275,000 from the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, and which he led in collaboration with colleagues at Exeter English, Stanford Archaeology and UCL Computer Science. From 2011 - 2014, he will be collaborating with University of Bristol Drama and Arnolfini Bristol on Performing Documents: modeling creative and curatorial engagements with live art and performance archives, which is supported by an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) award of £453,000. Nick is also Co-Director from January 2012 - 2016 of "Research and Enterprise in Arts and Creative Technologies Hub" (REACT), one of four knowledge exchange hubs awarded nationally as part of a £16 million investment by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to create collaborative projects between research academics and creative industry partners. His current projects include SiteWorks: San Francisco Performance 1969-1985, a collaboration with the San Francisco Art Institute to create an online archive and history of northern California conceptual and perfromance art.

Recent research papers have included presentations at Brown University, MoMA New York, Stanford University Performance Studies, the National Institute of Advanced Studies Bangalore, the School of Art and Design Tsingua University, Fudan University Shanghai, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco.

Contact: Abi Wooding (Executive PA)