Peter Lewis, Senior Lecturer

Peter Lewis

Senior Lecturer

Peter Lewis is an artist and curator. His work has extended over two decades, holding posts as varied as the Chief Curator of Sharjah Biennale, and Independent Curator at Kunstverein, Bregenz. He has curated projects at Tramway and Tate Modern, publishing new research in his journal.

Peter Lewis has been involved in artist-curating since 1976, when he began working with the artist and curator Paul Neagu, within his artist-run space in London. He was central to the London alternative scene in 1990s with Runa Islam, and over the thirty years of practice, has developed highly complex relationships between the institution and the specific event bases of independent practices as they are formalised in their market currencies.

Current Teaching

  • MA Art and Design, and Curating

Research Interests

Online curatorial project,, using new content management software affirms curating as that of constitutive world networks which are engaged and expanded between artists and publics. This has enormous significance in how the cognitive functions at the level of politics as assemblage.

Peter Lewis, Senior Lecturer

Selected Outputs


  • Lewis PN (In press) Boom Bubble Blast.

  • Lewis PN (In press) ‘No Longer Real’.

  • Lewis PN (In press) 'GARBAGE WALL' in 'A LESSON IN SCULPTURE'.

  • Nagaya M; Lewis PN (In press) Curator Exhibition, 2008-2009, Moths to/from a Flame, Curating of works by Makiko Nagaya, performances by artists Johnny Vivash, Roger Cremers, and sound composition by Joe Banks/Disinformation, Rorschach Audio.

  • Lewis PN (2010) Restless Serpents, inverted.

  • Lewis PN (2017) 'On the Artist's Failure'. In: Hatchondo R; Bustamante JM ed. L'irresponsabilité de l'artiste. Paris: Beaux-Arts, pp. 87-104.

  • Lewis PN (2016) Sci-fi and Art.

  • Lewis PN (2016) ‘Look forward in Anger’. In: ‘Look forward in Anger’, 1 January 2016, CSM, University of the Arts.

  • Lewis PN (2015) /seconds - Conference organised by SAF at Jamjar Gallery, Dubai, September 2015.

  • Lewis PN (2015) /seconds. In: SAF, 1 September 2015, Jamjar Gallery, Dubai.

  • Lewis PN (2012) ‘Palpable Objects’. In: Palpable Objects.

  • Lewis PN (In press) Performance/installation with Makiko Nagaya.

  • Lewis PN (In press) Some Bullets Are More Important Than Other Bullets.

  • Lewis PN (In press) DRIVE THRU.

  • Lewis PN (2015) Six Pillars: The Internet, the Voice, the Gulf [Podcast].

  • Lewis PN (2015) /seconds issue 15 – video edition [Video].

  • Lewis PN (2015) DADA100 SEMINAR 100 years on: rethinking the legacy of DADA and documenting the international critical and artistic response to WWI.

  • Lewis PN (2014) Monograph, Rasheed Araeen. New York: SAF, Sharjah Art Foundation.

  • Lally C; Lewis PN (2013) E:vent – Archive and Related Documents. Live Art Development Agency.

  • Lewis P (2008) ‘Meno {2:1}’ Artist: One Person Exhibition T1+2 Gallery London.

  • Lewis PN (2004) /seconds.

  • Lewis PN (2016) The Archive.

  • Lewis PN (2016) Board Member.

  • Lewis PN (2016) SAF Associate Curator.

  • Lewis PN (2015) Curator, Sharjah Art Foundation.

  • Lewis PN (2015) /seconds.

  • Lewis PN (2015) /seconds - Sharjah Art Foundation UAE.

  • Lewis PN (2014) March Meeting.

  • Lewis PN (2013) Publisher, and Commissioning Editor /seconds, the online journal of contemporary art research, issues from 2008 to 2013 /seconds, issues 7 -13.

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Tacit Agreements

  • 20 Jun 2019
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