Tutor - Critical & Contextual Studies

Dr Oriana Fox

Critical and Contextual Studies Tutor, Dr Oriana Fox is a video and performance artist and an art historian. She has taught at London art schools for the past ten years and holds a PhD in Visual Cultures and an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London; as well as a BFA in Painting from Washington University in St. Louis. Her written and practical work explores the connections between self-disclosure, non-conformity, belonging and mental health. More specifically, Oriana’s doctoral thesis which she is currently developing into a book, investigates risky truth-telling within contemporary feminist and queer performance art, weighing up its therapeutic and political outcomes. She has shown her artwork in renowned art venues such as the ICA, Tate Modern and Britain, Orchard Gallery in New York and Kunsthalle Wein, Vienna. Her writing has been included in Feminist Review, Dance Theatre Journal and in edited volumes published by Intellect and Courtauld Books. Oriana regularly disseminates original interviews with artists, activists and academics via her live talk show performance piece The O Show and its spin-off podcast “Multiple Os”.