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Andrea Jaeger

Visual Arts, Nottingham Trent University

Thesis title:

The Aesthetics of Photographic Production: Why Material Practices Matter

As a multimedia artist based in Nottingham and Berlin, I research human-machine interactions in photographic production facilities.  
Through hands-on exploration and exposure of sensuous practices in the production of photographic realities, I claim that the photographic image becomes a co-produced subjective sense-making event that is more than visual and more than representational.  
My posthumanist perspective challenges the dominant image of photography as a fixed object of visual representation. Led by sensory fieldwork and deep aesthetic analysis, my art practice is experimental. Ranging across installations with video, printed matter and photographic paper to participatory art and addressing topics such as displacement, deep matter and feminism, I have exhibited regionally and internationally with group and solo shows in the UK, US, Germany, Switzerland and Denmark. I was awarded the prestigious Attenborough Prize 2015.

Research Area

  • Visual Arts


Selected exhibitions/screenings



Collaborative work as conversational response to the 'nomadic online dialogue 2' on Displacement, Creative Centre for Fluid Territories, Bergen, Norway.

Too loose, too tight, and just right, Screen Share Festival, Phoenix Cinema Leicester.


Groundless belonging, Collaborative work as response to a nomadic on-line dialogue led by The Creative Centre for Fluid Territories, Online exhibition.

Leader and tail, One-day performance to break the void, Backlit Gallery Nottingham.


Off Screen, Fishbowl, Bonnington Galleries, NTU, Nottingham.

It slips, Back to Base, Free and Easy Film Screening, Primary Gallery, Nottingham.


Falten, Tunnel Vision 2, Digital Gallery, Victoria Centre, Nottingham.

Tearing Paper, Experimental Study Session, Black Box, Project Space, NTU, Nottingham.


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's Annual Exhibition, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham.

White Paper, Blue Light, Group show as part of Summer Art Trail, LCB Depot Leicester.

XA, Leicester Society of Artists Annual Exhibition, New Walk Museum, Leicester.


Metamorphosis, Great Central Gallery, Leicester, solo show.

Here is almost there, Art Copenhagen, Forum Copenhagen, Denmark.

What is left behind, Kölner Liste 2015, Cologne, Germany.


experimentum, Photobastei, Zurich, CH.

Here is almost there, Ag, Two Queens Gallery, Leicester.


I See: Artistic Research Process, Research report, Berne University of the Arts, CH.

Once upon a time, Photogarage, Zurich, CH, solo show.


It is going to be alright, Romantik 2.0, Altstadt-Krankenhaus, Magdeburg, Germany. 

Raumzeit, station21, Zurich, CH, solo show.


What is left behind, jungkunst, City Halle, Winterthur, CH.


Artist in Residencies

Exquisite Futures, AiR in Motherhood, Nottingham, 2020.

Studium Soft Matter, Polaroid Originals, Enschede, Netherlands, 2019.                                     .

Studium Chromira, Artist-in-Research Residency, Bayeux, London, 2019.

Summer Lodge 2018, AiR within Fine Art at NTU, 2018.

Artist in Residence, Silver Vine Arts, LCB Depot Leicester, 2016. 

Artist in Residence, Institute of Aesthetics, NYC, U.S, 2010.


Workshops/research outputs         


Late Night with Lumina

Co-leading a late-night event by Lumina Collective, organisation and leading a VTS group discussion at Nottingham Caste Art Gallery, Nottingham.

Becoming tree

'Walk-shop' facilitation and VTS discussion, as part of the 'Walking as question' International Walking Encounters Conference, Prespa, Greece.

Touching acts

Workshop co-leader as part of the DREAM encounter series at NTU, Nottingham.

Touching, Listening, Walking

'Walk-shop' facilitation as part of the workshop series 'Paper, Pattern, and the Personal' at Backlit Galleries, Nottingham.  

VTS Look and Listen Club Nottingham

Organisation and leading of weekly online group discussions to nurture slow-reading art as collective sense-making.


Visual Thinking with photographs

Workshop facilitation at Cracking the Established Order at De Montfort University, Leicester 

Material TIFFS

Showcase, AHRC-Midlands-4-Cities Research Fest, Maple House, Birmingham.

Listening with practice

Research Matters, Poster presentation, New Art Exchange, Nottingham.


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

Conference performance at Swiss Artistic Research Network Unconference, Geneva University of Art and Design, CH.


What are you hiding behind your mask

Workshop facilitation as part of the School of the Future project at Sgt. Dougherty Park, Bushwick, NYC, U.S.


in journal: derdiedas, Vol. 5, pp. 23-34.

Other Research Interests

Relational Aesthetics, Posthuman Perspectivism, Feminist New Materialist Practice, Deep Listening, Visual Thinking Strategies



Associate member at Backlit Galleries and Studios, Nottingham

Member of Lumina Collective at Backlit Galleries

Member of the Society of Artistic Research