Lecturer
History of Art
5 Perrott Avenue
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3926
E: e.krcma@ucc.ie

Before arriving at UCC in 2008, I completed a PhD in modern and contemporary art at University College London (2003-7). My thesis was concerned with issues of temporality and embodiment in drawing after 1940. Prior to this, I studied History of Art as an undergraduate at the University of Nottingham (1997-2000) and at Masters level at UCL (2001-2). During and after the completion of my PhD, I taught in several History of Art and Fine Art departments in the UK, including the University of York, UCL, Camberwell College of Art, and University College for the Creative Arts (Maidstone). As well as publishing academic articles and catalogue essays, I also work as a critic, and have written reviews for numerous magazines, including Art in America and Parachute. I am also founding editor of Enclave Review, a contemporary arts review sheet based in Cork.


My research focuses upon the history and theory of post-war drawing, with an emphasis upon phenomenological questions of temporality and embodiment. Artists of primary concern include Henri Matisse, Robert Rauschenberg, Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers and Tacita Dean. The ways in which drawing sets itself in productive dialogue with other representational practices (painting, writing, sculpture and, especially, film) is also an enduring interest. As well as courses on the history of drawing, I also teach modules in Western European and American art since 1945. In this, I am particularly concerned with questions of authorship and spectatorship. That is, with what is at stake, firstly, in the encounter between artist and artwork in the process of its production and, secondly, between artwork and viewer in the event of its reception. This involves a consideration of what art does, including but also in excess of what it means. In addition, I am working to explore the question of what ethical and political claims can be made for such encounters.

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2014)'Wols and Smallness'
Krčma, Ed (2014) 'Wols and Smallness'. Oxford Art Journal, 37 (3) [Details]
(2014)'Tacita Dean and Still Life'
Krčma, Ed (2014) 'Tacita Dean and Still Life'. Art History, 37 (5) [Details]
(2012)'Lightning and Rain: Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis and Matisse's Hand'
Ed Krčma (2012) 'Lightning and Rain: Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis and Matisse's Hand'. Tate Papers, 18 Globe icon [Details]
(2010)'Cinematic Drawing in a Digital Age'
Krcma, E; (2010) 'Cinematic Drawing in a Digital Age'. Tate Papers, 14 Globe icon [Details]
(2009)'Richard Shiff: Doubt (book review)'
Krcma, Ed; (2009) 'Richard Shiff: Doubt (book review)'. Artefact, 3 [Details]
(2005)'The Truant Hand and Cinematic Drawing in Matisse's Themes and Variations'
Krčma, Ed (2005) 'The Truant Hand and Cinematic Drawing in Matisse's Themes and Variations'. Object, (8):66-84 Globe icon [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2014)'Ink Machines: Liquidität in Eva Hesses ‚Maschinenzeichnungen‘ (Ink Machines: Liquidity in Eva Hesse's Mechanical Drawings)'
Krčma, Ed (2014) 'Ink Machines: Liquidität in Eva Hesses ‚Maschinenzeichnungen‘ (Ink Machines: Liquidity in Eva Hesse's Mechanical Drawings)' In: Nakas, Kassandra (eds). Verflüssigungen: Ästhetische und semantische Dimensionen eines Topos, (Fluidity: the Aesthetic and Semantic Dimensions of a Topos). Berlin: t.b.c. [Details]
(2014)'Do, Undo, Redo: On Recent Drawings by Peter Morrens'
Krčma, Ed (2014) 'Do, Undo, Redo: On Recent Drawings by Peter Morrens' In: Peter Morrens: Covers. Ghent, Belgium: Posture Editions. Globe icon [Details]
(2013)'Time Held Up'
Krčma, Ed (2013) 'Time Held Up' In: Matt Packer and Fiona Kearney (eds). Motion Capture: Drawing and the Moving Image. Cork: Lewis Glucksman Gallery. [Details]
(2012)''Liquid Language''
Ed Krčma (2012) ''Liquid Language'' In: Graphology: From Automatism to Automation. London: Drawing Room. Globe icon [Details]
(2012)''Drawing Deformation: On Alice Maher's Flora and Related Works''
Krčma, Ed (2012) ''Drawing Deformation: On Alice Maher's Flora and Related Works'' In: Alice Maher: Becoming. Dublin: IMMA. Globe icon [Details]
(2009)''Figuring Futility''
Krčma, Ed; (2009) ''Figuring Futility'' In: Susan Morris: Sontag Montag. London: Five Years. [Details]
(2007)'Rebecca Birch: White Mountain Noise'
Krčma, Ed; (2007) 'Rebecca Birch: White Mountain Noise' In: The Invention of Solitude. London: Aston and Horrox. [Details]
(2004)'Trackers exhibition catalogue'
Krčma, E; (2004) 'Trackers exhibition catalogue' In: Introduction: Trackers plus entries on Nathaniel Rackowe, Charles Danby, Rob Smith, Alejandro Ospina, Gary Woodley, Ben Judd. London: Pitzhanger Manor. [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2013)'Tracing the Century: Drawing as a Catalyst for Change (review)'
Krčma (2013) 'Tracing the Century: Drawing as a Catalyst for Change (review)' (7) :4-4. Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'eva International: After the Future'
Krčma, Ed (2012) 'eva International: After the Future' Enclave Review, 6 :2-3. Globe icon [Details]
(2012)'Maddie Leach: Evening Echo (review)'
Ed Krčma (2012) 'Maddie Leach: Evening Echo (review)' Enclave Review, 5 :13-13. [Full Text] [Details]
(2012)'De Kooning: A retrospective (review)'
Ed Krčma (2012) 'De Kooning: A retrospective (review)' Enclave Review, 5 :1-1. [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)'Real Presences: Broodthaers Today (review)'
Krčma, Ed; (2011) 'Real Presences: Broodthaers Today (review)' Enclave Review, 3 :6-7. [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)'Excavate (Review)'
Krčma, Ed; (2011) 'Excavate (Review)' Enclave Review, 3 :1-2. [Full Text] [Details]
(2011)'Criticism and Criteria'
Krčma, Ed; (2011) 'Criticism and Criteria' Circa, . Globe icon [Details]
(2010)'Gerard Byrne (review)'
Krčma, Ed; (2010) 'Gerard Byrne (review)' Art in America, . [Details]
(2010)'Catherine Harty: 600 a month max. (review)'
Krcma, Ed; (2010) 'Catherine Harty: 600 a month max. (review)' Enclave Review, 1 . [Full Text] [Details]
(2010)'Louise Bourgeois (obituary)'
Krcma, Ed; (2010) 'Louise Bourgeois (obituary)' Enclave Review, 1 . [Full Text] [Details]
(2009)'Janice Kerbel: Ball Game (Innings 1-3) (review)'
Krcma, Ed; (2009) 'Janice Kerbel: Ball Game (Innings 1-3) (review)' Art in America, . [Details]
(2009)'Charles Avery: Back to the Island'
Krčma, Ed; (2009) 'Charles Avery: Back to the Island' Art in America, . [Details]
(2006)'Tacita Dean / Analogue: Films, Photographs, Drawings (review)'
Krčma, E; (2006) 'Tacita Dean / Analogue: Films, Photographs, Drawings (review)' Parachute, . [Details]
(2006)''Robert Rauschenberg: Combines' (review)'
Krčma, E; (2006) ''Robert Rauschenberg: Combines' (review)' Parachute, 124 . [Details]
(2005)'Faces in the Crowd (review)'
Krčma, E with Jody Patterson; (2005) 'Faces in the Crowd (review)' Parachute, . [Details]

Catalog

 YearPublication
(2013)Universal Fragments: On the Work of Trevor Shearer.
Krčma, Ed (2013) Universal Fragments: On the Work of Trevor Shearer. London: Catalog [Details]
(2012)'Alison Turnbull: Viewing Platforms' In: Alison Turnbull: Sea the Stars.
Krčma, Ed; (2012) 'Alison Turnbull: Viewing Platforms' In: Alison Turnbull: Sea the Stars. Edinburgh: Catalog Globe icon [Details]
(2011)Tacita Dean: Film, Drawing and the Body.
Ed Krčma (2011) Tacita Dean: Film, Drawing and the Body. London: Catalog Globe icon [Details]
(2011)'Moves, Throws, Plays' in The Knight Turns its Head and Laughs - Tom Hackney and Lizi Sanchez.
Krčma, Ed; (2011) 'Moves, Throws, Plays' in The Knight Turns its Head and Laughs - Tom Hackney and Lizi Sanchez. London: Catalog [Details]
(2010)The Willows: Katrin Hornek, Alana Riley and Oliver Jacobi.
Krčma, Ed; (2010) The Willows: Katrin Hornek, Alana Riley and Oliver Jacobi. Cork: Catalog [Details]
(2007)'Ansel Krut: The Ghost of a Flea'.
Krčma, Ed; (2007) 'Ansel Krut: The Ghost of a Flea'. London: Catalog [Details]
(2004)Trackers: An Introduction.
Krčma, Ed; (2004) Trackers: An Introduction. London: Catalog [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Association of Art Historians Member/
College Art Association Member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2011)Public Gesture,
Krčma, E.; (2011) `Shaman or Sham? The Myths and Materials of Joseph Beuys¿. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Public Gesture, The LAB, Dublin , 19-MAY-11 - 19-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011)Transatlantic Dialogues in the History of Art,
Krčma, E.; (2011) 'Signs and Spectres in Robert Rauschenberg¿s XXXIV Drawings for Dante's Inferno.'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Transatlantic Dialogues in the History of Art, École normale supérieure, Paris , 12-MAY-11 - 13-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011)College Art Association Annual Conference,
Krčma, E.; (2011) Session: The Erasure of Contemporary Memory. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], College Art Association Annual Conference, New York , 09-FEB-11 - 12-FEB-11. [Details]
(2010)Making in Two Modes,
Krčma, Ed; (2010) Two-day international conference on artist writers and writers who make visual art. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Making in Two Modes, Cork, Ireland , 15-SEP-10 - 16-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010)Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art,
Krčma, Ed; (2010) The Mind As a Running Transformer: On Robert Rauschenberg¿s Small Rebus (1956). [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art, University College London , 01-APR-10 - 30-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010)Association of Art Historians Annual Conference,
Krčma, Ed; (2010) Wols, Smallness and Creaturely Life. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, Glasgow , 01-APR-10 - 30-APR-10. [Details]
(2009)On Drawing,
Krčma, Ed; (2009) Erasure in Rauschenberg and de Kooning. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], On Drawing, University of York , 01-JUN-09 - 30-OCT-10. [Details]
(2009)The End of the Line,
Krčma, Ed; (2009) Panel discussion. [Invited Oral Presentation], The End of the Line, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh , 01-NOV-09 - 30-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009)The Drawing Incident,
Krčma, Ed; (2009) 'Vanishing into Self-Variety:' Erasure and Contingency in Post-War Drawing. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Drawing Incident, Sint-Lucas Visual Arts, Ghent , 01-SEP-09 - 30-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009)Drawing in the Expanded Field,
Krčma, E; (2009) Association of Art Historians Annual Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Drawing in the Expanded Field, Manchester , 01-APR-09 - 30-APR-09. [Details]
(2008)Association of Art Historians,
Krčma, E; (2008) Resistant Remainders: Beuys, Broodthaers and Tacita Dean's Darmstädter Werkblock. [Oral Presentation], Association of Art Historians, Tate, London , 01-APR-08 - 30-DEC-08. [Details]
(2007)Slade School of Fine Art,
Krčma, E; (2007) Trans-Former: Beuys and Drawing. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Slade School of Fine Art, Ireland , 01-APR-07 - 30-APR-07. [Details]
(2007)Association of Art Historians (Belfast),
Krčma, E; (2007) Liquidity: Beuys, Drawing and `Material Imagination. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Association of Art Historians (Belfast), Belfast , 01-APR-07 - 30-APR-07. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer01-SEP-08 /
University College London Teaching Fellow01-JAN-08 / 30-JUN-08
Camberwell College of Arts Associate Lecturer01-SEP-07 / 31-MAY-08
University of York Visiting Lecturer01-JAN-08 / 31-MAY-08

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
2007University College London PHDHistory of Art
2002University College London MAHistory of Art
2000University of Nottingham BA (Hons)History of Art

Outreach Activities

 Description

Founded Eye and Mind, an ongoing series of inter-disciplinary research seminars held at teh Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork.

Founding co-editor of Enclave Review a contemporary arts review sheet, based in Cork (with Fergal Gaynor).


Founder (with Damon Taylor) of Stammtisch, a series of free weekly talks and discussions, held above pubs in North London, 2004-7.

Offered guest lectures in numerous venues in Cork, including the Guest Houise, the National Sculpture Factory, Crawford Art Gallery, and Crawford College of Art and Design.

Reviews

 JournalRole
Object Expert Editor
Object Expert Referee

My teaching interests focus upon two main areas:

1) European and American art after 1945.
2) The History and Theory of Drawing.

I also teach modules exploring various theoretical approaches to Art History.

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015From Disegno to the Digitial Age: Episodes from the History of Drawing since the Renaissance HA3025From Disegno to the Digitial Age: Episodes from the History of Drawing since the Renaissance
2015Makers' Myths: The Persona of the Artist After 1945 HA3024Makers' Myths: The Persona of the Artist After 1945
2015Theory for Art History HA6006Theory for Art History
2015Contemporary Art HA6009Contemporary Art
2015Specialised Supervised Research Project HA3013Specialised Supervised Research Project