Prof Kerstin Mey
University for the Creative Arts, UK
Kerstin Mey graduated with an MA in Art, and German Studies from Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, and obtained a Dr. phil. in art theory/aesthetics there in 1990. After positions in universities in Germany and the UK, she is currently Director of Research and Enterprise at the University for the Creative Arts, UK. There she also holds a Professorship in Fine Art. She is a peer reviewer for UK Research Councils including the AHRC, international funding bodies and publishers. Her own research is concerned with the situatedness of contemporary cultural practices, the formation of identities under the influence of digitisation, the relationship between art and documentation, and the connectivity between and intersection of art and science. Publications include, amongst others, the authored book Art and Obscenity (2007); and the following edited volumes: with Smite and Smites: Artistic Research, special issue of Acoustic Space Journal (2011); with Smite, Medoch and Smites: Energy, special issue of Acoustic Space Journal (2011); with Kroenke and Spielmann: Kulturelle Umbrüche: Identitäten, Räume, Repräsentationen (2007); On-Site/In-Sight, special issue Journal of Visual Art Practice, Vols. 4.1/2 (2005); Art in the Making. Aesthetics Historicity and Practice (2004); with Simon Yuill: Cross-wired: Communication, Interface, Locality, (2004); Sculpsit: Contemporary Artists on Sculpture and Beyond (2001).
She was the Director of ISEA 2009, the International Symposium on Electronic Art, held on the island of Ireland under the umbrella theme Engaged Creativity in Mobile Environments.