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Neal White is an Internationally recognised artist with a collaborative research based practice. He was appointed as an Interdisciplinary Professor at University of Westminster in 2016. He is Co-Director of CREAM  with Professor May Adadol Ingawanij (Cinematic Arts) based in Westminster School of Arts.

Neal White main focus at Westminster School of Arts is on research and supervision, with work centred around The Deep Field Project, White established The Deep Field Project as an interdisciplinary research studio working at the intersections of contemporary art practice, experimental sciences, and the critical & environmental humanities. Its versatile research, based on field / studio work, supports graduate studies, with doctoral researchers including internationally active contemporary artists, curators and filmmakers associated with adapting new social tools, digital methods and critical concepts to advance research methodologies and the artistic and cultural fields more widely. Further information is available on the CREAM website, through the link above.

Neal White is currently collaborating on projects with curators across CREAM and Internationally. This includes the development of Ecological Futurisms, a key part of CREAM strategy for the next five years. Working with with Monsoon Assemblages architects for Venice Biennale 2020/21 (monass.org), and developing a new project with Stefanie Hessler - Visiting scholar based at Konsthalle in Trondheim. These are amongst other research projects being developed in US and Europe.

Teaching

Neal White is an experienced supervisor, and has led and developed courses at a number of HEI institutions. He has experience teaching across disciplines, in the studio and through research based teaching in areas from Fine Art to Contemporary Media Practice, and currently works with Doctoral researchers across a number of disciplines.  

Neal White welcome interests from all experienced artists and researchers interested in working with The Deep Field Project on their own Doctoral Research on future investigations of shared interest.

His previous role as Director of Studies was at the Media School at Bournemouth University, where he successfully supervised PhD and DEng in areas ranging from 3D Printing/Fine Art practice, through to Participatory Design/FLOSS. He has supervised many students to completion and examined externally PhDs and MPhil (HKU, University of Utrecht, Holland). 

Research

My research engages with the critical and interdisciplinary research of a range of subjects, ranging from GM mosquitos to climate data, as well as intuitive forms of knowledge making grounded in post-conceptual strategies in art, post and digital humanities. I am interested in the critical intersections of contemporary discourse, with ongoing artistic research strategies that address urgent and emergent societal issues. 

In 2004, I also founded Office of Experiments (founded in 2014) that operates beyond the confines of the University. This independent entity allows for knowledge sharing from across intergenerational and diverse groups of enthusiasts, amateurs and activists whose passion and love for their subjects lies beyond the institutional framing of knowledge. The Deep Field Project, extends this experience back into the Academy. 

As a research leader, I coordinate our Research Excellence (REF) activity, with input into the development of CREAM, a substantial research leader in Art and Design in the UK (Ranked 3rd in UK REF 2014). I work with a broad range of outstanding, world leading academic researchers who specialise in practice based research and produce high Impact research that includes work in the areas of; Art and Society, Film and Media, Fashion and Music and Photography. For more information, please see our CREAM website.https://cream.ac.uk/

Working with colleagues, CREAM have submitted many successful bids to UKRI and other International funders to underpin the extraordinary and diverse range of research that supports a rich and flourishing research culture. My role reviewing and ensuring quality of planned research internally is also informed by my membership of the AHRC Peer Review College since 2012.

I work closely with our large PhD programme (approx 55 students) and programme leaders who have successfully secured funding for International studentships (QHT - internal) as well recent AHRC funding through Techne 2. 

Publications

For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.