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Andrea Jaeger

Visual Arts, Nottingham Trent University

Thesis title:

The Aesthetics of Photographic Production: Why Material Practices Matter

Researching the sensuous non-representational power of posthuman photography, this research considers sounds, smell, voices and touch as agency that matters in photographic production and zooms in on their material practices by asking: what do these practices do

To learn these material practices, I utilise participatory action research through collaboration with field partner such as Photo Parlour Nottingham, Polaroid, FujiFilm, Hahnemühle and studio-based experimental art practice.

Aesthetics of production showing are not treated as reflections in a representational sense. Production becomes a continuous thing, performing situated knowledge through sametimeness. Participatory methods of ‘Deep Listening’ and ‘Visual thinking’ co-produce working communities to make sense as collective action.

Research Area

  • Visual Arts


Studium Soft Matter, Research Residency, Polaroid Originals, Enschede, NL
Lightning Talk, Off Centre Photography Festival, Nottingham
It slips, 'Back to Base’, Free and Easy Film, Primary Gallery, Nottingham
Research Matters, Poster presentation, New Art Exchange, Nottingham
Studium Chromira, Research Residency, Bayeux, London
Off Screen, Fishbowl, Bonnington Studios, NTU, Nottingham
Material TIFFS, AHRC-Midlands-4-Cities Research Fest, Maple House, Birmingham
Soft Matter Research Lab, Kick-off event, B131, NTU Nottingham

Tunnel Vision 2, Digital Gallery, Victoria Centre, Nottingham
Tearing PaperBlack Box, Summer Lodge, NTU
Summer Lodge 2018Research Residency within Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University

We see views painted in black and white, YIA Art Fair Basel, CH
Photo Flesh, Terrault Contemporary, Baltimore, U.S.
Pulpa, R K Burt Gallery, London
Happy to be here, Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester
Point of no return, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
White Paper, Blue Light, Solo show, LCB Depot Leicester
Failure and Photographic Praxis, Artist Talk, LCB Depot Leicester
Artist in Residence, LCB Depot Leicester 
XA, Leicester Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, New Walk Museum, Leicester
Metamorphosis, Solo show, Great Central Gallery, Leicester
Here is almost there, Art Copenhagen, Forum Copenhagen, DK
What is left behind, Kölner Liste 2015, Cologne, DE
experimentum, Solo show, Photobastei, Zurich, CH
Ag, Two Queens Gallery, Leicester
Aktion, Photobastei, Zurich, CH
I See: Artistic Research Process, Research report, Bern University of the Arts, CH
Once upon a time, Solo Show, Photogarage, Zurich, CH
Romantik 2.0, Altstadt-Krankenhaus, Magdeburg, DE
Raumzeit, Solo show, station21, Zurich, CH
jungkunst, City Halle, Winterthur, CH
Artist in Residence, Institute of Aesthetics, NYC, U.S.
What are you hiding behind your mask, Sgt. Dougherty, Bushwick, NYC, U.S.
XA, in journal: derdiedas, Vol. 5, pp. 23-34



Collective action: Visual Thinking with photographs, Cracking the Established Order' conference, DeMontford University Leicester 


Meaning-Making and Photography: A material performance of non-objects, Conference presentation at Helsinki Photomedia 2016, Aalto University School of Arts and Design


I See, Research project presentation, Swiss Artistic Research Network unconference, Geneva University of Art and Design, CH



Other Research Interests

Posthuman Aesthetics // Meaning-making // Co-learning and communities of practice // Failure