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Academic Biography

Rob Burton studied at Liverpool Polytechnic (1984-87) and Birmingham Polytechnic (1987-89). At Teesside University, in his role as Head of Design, Rob leads a vibrant design department with dynamic research informed teaching and key industry partnerships.

Rob Burton is a visual artist and critical thinker who explores themes of memory, loss and transformation through fiber, fabric making, print, drawing and mixed media. Rob Burton’s textile and fibre artworks cross the threshold of disciplines in a conceptual dialogue between the innovative use of analogue, contemporary and emerging techniques and technologies and critical thinking. Rob has recently exhibited internationally in group exhibitions, biennials and triennials in the USA, Europe, China and the UK. Rob is currently working in collaboration with sound, screendance and performing artists on projects that bring together conceptual garments for performance and site-specific and gallery installation.

Rob is currently studying for a Phd by completed work entitled, 'An Exploration of Trace, Memory and ‘The Fold’ through Making, Meaning and Materiality' 

Recent Exhibitions

11TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF TEXTILE MINIATURES “MEASURE”
Curator Žydrė Ridulytė
12th November – 4th December, 2019
Art Gallery "Arka",
Aušros Vartų str.7,
LT-01304 Vilnius,
Lithuania.

MATERIAL MEMORIES  (Solo Exhibition)
11th September - 2nd October 2019
Contemporary Art Gallery
Ivano-Frankivs’k
Ukraine

VIDEO TEXTILE ART SALON
8th WTA International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art - Sustainable City - Madrid 2019
17th September 2019.
El Centro Arte Complutense,
Universidad Complutense de Madrid UCM
Artwork selected: WECreate Spaces

SCYTHIA Mini Textile Art
The 9th international exhibition
6th – 21st June 2019
Ivano-Frankivs’k
Ukraine

ESPACIOS LATENTES REPLANTEADOS - Latent Spaces Reframed
24th - 27th June 2019
MACAZ Museo De Arte Contemporanea Alfredo Zalce
Morella
Mexico

ESPACOS LATENTES - REFRAMED
24th - 31st May 2019
Unicamp University
Cidade Universitária Zeferino Vaz - Barão Geraldo,
Campinas - SP,
Brazil 13083-970

'POWER WHISPERS' SOLO EXHIBITION
2nd- 20th April 2019
Artiflex Galerija
Vilnius Academy of Arts
Vilnius
Lithuania
 
INTERNATIONAL TEXTILE ART BIENNIAL 2019
22nd March 2019 – 31st March 2019
Kunststichting Perspektief vzwGemeenschapscentrum Den Breughel (Cultural Community center)
Haachst
Belgium
Artwork selected: ‘Doris Hainsworth nee Wilson’ from Powerful Whispers Project
 
10th 'FROM LAUSANNE TO BEIJING' INTERNATIONAL FIBER ART BIENNALE EXHIBITION AND SYMPOSIUM
15th October - 15th November 2018
Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University,
Tsinghua University Art Museum,
Beijing
China
 
ANA BAER CASTILLO
ESPACIOS LATENTES/ LATENT SPACES
24th October - 16th November 2018
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Bulding
233 West Sessom Drive
San Marcos
TX 78666
 
WECreateSpaces - SCREENDANCE MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE
14th October 2018
Opening Door Dance Theatre
Texas Sate University
San Marcos
USA
Screendance shown at:
21st September – 13th October 2019 27th Quinzena de Dança de Almada – International Dance Festival. Video Dance Showcase Portugal
17th September - 3rd November 2019 8th Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, Video Art Salon, Madrid
12 - 27 October 2019 Corpo e Câmera: Composição Coreográfica na Viodedança at SESC Campinas (Brazil)
 
5TH TEXTILE ART OF TODAY TRIENNIAL
8th September 2018 – 11th November 2018 Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum (Slovak Republic)
25th January 2019 – 16th March 2019 Tatra Gallery, Poprad (Slovak Republic)
18th April 2019 – 23rd June 2019 The Moravian Museum, Uherske Hradiste (Czech Republic)
 
12TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY TEXTILE ART ‘SCYTHIA’ 
International Biennial Textile Art Exhibition and Conference, 
29th May 2018 – 15th June 2018
Ivano-Frankivs’k, 
Ukraine
 
A GENEROUS KINGDOM 2
2nd December 2017 – 16th January 2018
Verum Ultimum Art Gallery
Portland Oregan
USA
 
THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL OF TEXTILE MINIATURES ‘ETHNO’
14th November 2017 – 9th December 2017
Art Gallery ‘Arka’
Vilnius
Lithuania
 
CHASING GHOSTS 2
28th October 2017 – 18th November 2017
Verum Ultimum Art Gallery
Portland Oregan
USA
 
THE SIXTH INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF TEXTILE ART ‘FIBREMEN’
24th October – 7th November 2017
Ivano Frankivs’k
Ukraine
 
THE WILDERNESS PROJECT
Costumes created for screendance multimedia performance
Collaboration between Ana Baer Carrillo, Heike Salzer, Rob Burton, Richard Hall and Michelle Briegel Nance
Multimedia live performance -
SANS SOUCI FESTIVAL OF DANCE CINEMA
Saturday 23rd September 2017
Irey Theater
Theatre and Dance Building, 1595 Pleasant St., University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA
MERGE DANCE COMPANY'S  CONCERT "RESILIENT"
March 1-3, 2018
Harrison Theatre, SMTX, USA.

Screendance selected for:
• Seyr Festival, Tehran, Iran 27th Feb - 1st Mar 2019
• Cine-Corps Festival, Theatre National de Bretagne, Rennes, France 3rd March, 2019 https://cine-corps.com/rennes/
• 6th – 8th May, 2019 UK Awards Finalist at Screen.Dance. Scotland's Festival for Dance on Screen, Horse Cross Theatre, Perth (United Kingdom)
• Dance Days 9 Chania, Crete, Greece July 2019 http://dancedays.gr/2016/video-dance-works/
• 2019 Topanga Film Festival, Dance Film Showcase, USA 12th - 14th July 2019 https://topangafilminstitute.org/tff19
• Corpo e Câmera: Composição Coreográfica na Viodedança at SESC Campinas, Brazil 02/07/2019 – 05/07/2019 https://www.sescsp.org.br/programacao/193724_CORPO+E+CAMERA+COMPOSICAO+COREOGRAFICA+NA+VIODEDANCA
• 20th - 21st July 2019 Cefalù Film Festival 2019, (Italy)
• Monday 22nd July, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm DANCE SHORTS ON FILM The Depot Lewes Sussex https://sussexdancenetwork.co.uk/event/dance-shorts-on-fillm/
• 16th – 18th August 2019 6th International meeting on video dance and video performance, Centro del Carmen, Valencia (Spain)
• 20th – 29th September 2019 4th International Festival of Video Dance RED Nacional de Arte, Cuidad de Mexico MoziMotion Festival, Hilversum (NL) 24 -26th September 2019
• 16th edition of the FIVM2019 - FIVM2019 Festival VideoMovimiento – CineDanza in Bogota (Colombia) 20 – 28th September, 2019
• Theorists Festival at the Mexican American Cultural Center, Austin, Texas (US) 17 – 20th October 2019
• 6th International meeting on videodance a videoperformance, Centro del Carmen, Valencia (Spain) 14 – 20th October 2019
• IV. ZINETIKA FESTIVAL - movement & technology, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Pamplona (Spain) 5 -13th October 2019
• Invited for screening as part of Corpo e Câmera: Composição Coreográfica na Viodedança at SESC Campinas (Brazil) 25-26th October 2019.
• Invited for screening at Cefalù Film Festival 2019, (Italy) 12 - 27 October 2019
• Jeju Drone Film Festival, Aerospace Museum Jeju, Jeju, Republic of Korea June- December 2019 – Awarded Innovation award
• Dança - Imagens em Movimento - Vídeo Dança, Sesc Ribeirão Preto/SP/(Brasil) and Centro Cultural Palace Ribeirão Preto/SP (Brasil) 1-2nd November 2019
• IMARP – Mostra November 18-23rd, 2019
• CON-TEMPORARY Art Observatorium, Group Exhibition, Lavagna, Italy 12 – 29th December, 2019

WEARABLE EXPRESSIONS 7th International Juried Exhibition
10th February – 16th April, 2017
Los Angeles
California USA

OBJECTS TO TOUCH 2
11th November 2016 – 07th January 2017
Janina Monkute-Marks museum
Lithuania
 
3D  FIBER SCULPTURE – WHAT IS FIBER?
8th July, 2016- 10th September 2016
Janina Monkute-Marks museum
Lithuania
 
‘TEXTILE ART OF TODAY’
Collaboration with Dave Allinson, Michelle Tripp and Sarah O’Brien
Triennial of textile without borders 
BRATISLAVA 9. - 12. 2015 (SK)
POPRAD 2.- 3. 2016 (SK)
BIELSKO-BIAŁA 5 - 8. 2016 (PL)
GYŐR 9.- 10. 2016 (HU)
UHERSKÉ HRADIŠTĚ 11. 2016 - 1. 2017 (CZ)
 
CONFERENCE PAPERS/ PRESENTATIONS/ JOURNALS
 
2nd International Textile Design Conference 2019 DTEX Textiles, Identity and Innovation
19th - 21st June 2019
Faculty of Architecture
University of Lisbon
 
DCDC18: Memory and Transformation Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities
The National Archives and Research Libraries UK
19th - 21st November 2018
Birmingham UK
 
7th Euroacademia International Conference ‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’ 
14th - 15th June 2018
Lucca, Italy.
 
Life on the Outskirts Symposium: inspiration and interventions in small archives
Manchester School of Art,
Manchester Metropolitan University
9th February 2018

 

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Research Output

Tents, Beds and Clothing: The Evocative Objects of Contemporary Art Textile

Burton, R., 19 May 2020, Textiles, Identity and Innovation: In Touch: Proceedings of the 2nd International Textile Design Conference (D_TEX 2019). Montagna, G. & Figueiredo, M. C. P. C. (eds.). CRC Press, p. 63-67 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • The Ghosts of Celluloid Longing

    Burton, R., 6 Mar 2020

    Research output: Non-textual formArtefact

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    WECreate: Barriers

    Burton, R., Nance, M., Baer, A. & Prough deVol, C., 27 Feb 2020

    Research output: Non-textual formPerformance

  • WE Create Memories

    Burton, R., Salzer, H., Baer, A. & Briegal Nance, M., 27 Feb 2020

    Research output: Non-textual formArtefact

  • WECreate Spaces -In Betweeness

    Burton, R., Salzer, H., Baer, A., Nance, M. & Luna, R., 1 Jan 2020

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

  • Press / Media

    University partnership paves the way for grand exhibition

    Robert Burton

    4/10/18

    1 item of Media coverage

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