Dr Kamini Vellodi is set to become the Head of Programme for MA Painting at the Royal College of Art (RCA) starting from April 2024. She will be joining the School of Arts & Humanities to lead the programme that explores the rich history and potential of painting in the 21st century. The programme will encourage shared practices, research and a collaborative culture that engages with current global issues. Dr Kamini Vellodi is currently a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Theory and History of Art and Director of Research at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh.
She is an alumnus of the RCA Painting programme and completed her PhD in Philosophy from the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Middlesex University in 2012. Kamini’s research focuses on modern and contemporary European philosophy and critical theory, philosophies of art, theories and critical historiographies of art history, contemporary visual arts and theories of the image. She has recently published two books, ‘Tintoretto’s Difference: Deleuze, Diagrammatics and Art History’ (Bloomsbury, 2019) and ‘Grey on Grey. At the Threshold of Philosophy and Art’ (Edinburgh University Press 2023), and is the Series Editor of ‘Refractions.
At the Borders of Art History and Philosophy’ (Edinburgh University Press). Kamini has held senior academic roles and taught widely across departments of fine art practice, art history, visual culture and philosophy nationally and internationally. She has also been a visiting fellow/faculty member at universities around the world, including the University of California at Berkeley and Parsons School of Design. Her work across teaching, research and leadership brings together a commitment to the interfaces of theory, history, and practice, to painting as a mode of thinking, and to nurturing practice research cultures.
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