Dr Geoff Cox

Dr Geoff Cox

Associate Professor (Reader) in Fine Art

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)


Joint Programme Leader Fine Art



Roles on external bodies

Member of Contemporary Aesthetics & Technology research programme, Aarhus University, DK. http://cc.au.dk/en/research/research-programmes/contemporary-aesthetics-and-technology/

Co-editor (with Jacob Lund), The Contemporary Condition book series, published by Sternberg Press in partnership with ARoS Aarhus Art Museum. http://contemporaneity.au.dk/book-series/

Co-editor (with Christian Ulrik Andersen), APRJA, a peer-reviewed journal about […], open access online journal, Aarhus/Berlin: Aarhus University/transmediale. http://www.aprja.net/

Co-editor (with Joasia Krysa), DATA browser book series, London: Open Humanities Press (formerly Autonomedia). http://data-browser.net/

Trustee, Kahve-Society, registered educational charity, London. http://www.kahve-society.org/

Advisor, The Atlantic Project, http://theatlantic.org/

Advisor, Exhibition Research Lab, Liverpool John Moores University

Teaching interests

Artistic Research; Contemporary Art and Curating; Cultural theory; Digital Culture; Software Studies.

Staff serving as external examiners

MA Digital Culture (from 2017-2018) and MA Computational Media (from 2018-2019), Goldsmiths, University of London.

PhD examinations: 9 external (Aarhus, Goldsmiths, Helsinki, Kingston, Middlesex, Northumbria, Bournemouth, Huddersfield, University of the Arts London); 1 MPhil (Goldsmiths).

Research interests

Software studies, computational culture and post-digital aesthetics, artistic research, contemporary art and curatorial practice, and critical theory.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

8 PhD completions (Aarhus, Plymouth, Westminster), 4 as DoS; 1 MPhil (Plymouth).

Grants & contracts

2015-18. FKK Danish Research Council, The Contemporary Condition, at Aarhus University, co-principal investigator (with Jacob Lund), 6.2 million DKK

2011-14. Aarhus University Ideas Grant, Disruptive Innovation in Art, Activism and Business, co-investigator, 500,000 DKK

Creative practice & artistic projects

// Selected exhibitions - curated (from 2009)

11/2014. Part of curatorial team for Human Futures, Media Architecture Biennial, Aarhus, Denmark.

09-12/2014. Part of curatorial collective for Aarhus Rapport: Avantgarde as Network (or, the politics of the ultralocal), with Joasia Krysa, Lars Bang Larsen et al, Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark.

2007-2013. Curated online projects for Arnolfini, Bristol.

02/2012. Antisocial Notworking, for The Social Contract, Artefact Festival, STUK kunstcentrum, Leuven, Belgium.

12/2009-02/2010. Craftivism, co-curated exhibition with Zoe Shearman & Anne Coxon, Arnolfini, Bristol.

11/2008-01/2009. Supertoys, co-curated exhibition with Nav Haq and Tom Trevor, Arnolfini, Bristol.

// Selected exhibitions

09-12/2014. World in Motion: Films from the Collection of Museum of Ordure, as part of Aarhus Rapport: The Avantgarde as Network (or, the Politics of the Ultralocal), Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark.

06-09/2012. Notes towards the complete works of Shakepeare by Sulawesi Crested Macaques from Paignton Zoo, as part of The Worldly House an archive compiled by Tue Greenfort for dOCUMENTA (13) in recognition of the work and ideas of Donna Haraway.

09-11/2011. Museum of Ordure (#ordure in collaboration with Les Liens Invisibles), as part of Museum Show, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK.

// Public collections

Documenta Archiv; Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris.

Selected publications. 

// Authored/co-authored books (since 2009)

Geoff Cox & Jacob Lund. The Contemporary Condition: Introductory Thoughts on Contemporaneity and Contemporary Art. Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2016. 48pp.

Geoff Cox. Real-time for Pirate Cinema. (English and Slovenian). Ljubljana: Aksioma / Brescia: Link Editions. 2015. 14pp.

Museum of Ordure. 01.01.CM - Collection of Museum of Ordure. Aarhus: Antipyrine, 2014. 272pp.

Geoff Cox (Code by Alex McLean, Foreword by Franco Berardi Bifo). Speaking Code: Coding as Political and Aesthetic Expression. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2013. 168pp.

Geoff Cox. Antithesis: The Dialectics of Software Art. Aarhus: DARC/Aarhus University, 2010. pp. 232.

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ORCID: 0000-0002-8543-3758