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ACADEMIC PROFILE

L. D. Joynes, PhD

PhD (Leeds); MA (Lon); MA (Tokyo); MSc (Boston/Brussels), BA Hons (Lon); FRGS (Lon)

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Visiting Scholar in Fine Art, Philosophy and Visual Culture, Columbia University

Visiting Faculty in Art and Art History, Renmin University, Beijing

Fulbright-Hays US Public Diplomacy Award Mongolia and China

US Department of State sponsored Field Research Fellow, Mongolia 

Japan Ministry of Education and Culture (Monbusho) Scholar in Asian Art, Japan

Dr. L.D. Joynes is a specialist on Modern and Contemporary art and culture. He is Visiting Scholar in Visual Culture at Columbia University and visiting faculty in modern and contemporary art history at The School of Art, Renmin University of China (RUC), Beijing and US Department of State sponsored Research Fellow building models for inter-university cooperation between the US and Asia. A contemporary visual artist, he is founder of FormLAB, an interdisciplinary model for intercultural artistic cooperation and exhibits in museums and galleries in Asia, Europe and the Americas. 

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At Columbia University he is researching new hybrid-models for art education on the BFA, MFA and PhD that combine critique, emergent forms of critical theory and integrated approaches to self-guided creative practices. He is currently constructing curricula that explore notions of the Post-Art School, the Tactical Academy, and Critical-practice Summer Programs that engage students simultaneously around the world in digitally interconnected seminars and critiques.

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He serves on the editorial committee for ProjectAnywhere, a peer-reviewed journal on site-specific art  (University of Melbourne and Parsons School of Art) and the International Committee for the College Arts Association, New York. He has published in Art in America, Flash Art, Springer and recently to four books: Going Beyond: Art as Adventure [peer-reviewed] (Cambridge Scholars, UK, 2017); intercultural arts in ProjectAnywhere V.1 [peer-reviewed] (Parsons New School, New York, 2016); Catalogue for Draw at Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing (Inside Out Art Museum and The Leroy Neiman Foundation, New York, 2016) and a new book on contemporary art teaching (Critical Practices, New York, 2018).

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Educated in the US, UK, and Japan he received his BA (Hons) Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art, London; MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London; M.A. Fine Art in Sculpture from Musashino Art University, Tokyo; M.Sc from Boston University and Vrije Universiteit Brussels Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences; PhD from Leeds Metropolitan University and was Erasmus Scholar in Fine Art at Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris and was Research Fellow at the Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) at Chelsea College of Art, University of the Arts London. 

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Among his professors were Michael Craig-Martin, Nicholas de Ville, Gerard Hemsworth, Mo Throp, Hisayuki Mogami, and Toshio Watanabe. At Columbia he has been an active participant in seminars led by John Rajchman, Lydia Goehr, Frederick Neuhouser and the Columbia Center for Teaching And Learning. He studied painting technique from James Rosenquist and in the 1980s knew Andy Warhol whose Factory was an inspiration for the conceptualization of FormLAB. Also possessing training and experience in management consulting he has advised international organizations in technology and knowledge exchange, emerging industries and higher education. He is a US Department of State Educational & Cultural Affairs Exchange Alumnus.

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Joynes has presented on interdisciplinary practices at Cambridge University; University of California Santa Barbara; University of Coventry, UK; University of Lincoln, UK; National University of Singapore; La Salle College of Art, Singapore; National University for Education, Mongolia; Mongolian State University for Art and Sculpture; and Otis College of Art, Los Angeles; and led the Masterclass for Ph.D. Fine Art students at Chelsea College of Art, London. He was Curatorial Assistant with Nanjo and Associates for the planning of the Inaugural Taipei Biennial and was Head Curator for Networking, an international art exhibition in Japan that showcased work from one hundred visual artists from the UK, Europe and Asia as part of the the British-Japan Cultural Year, Japan.

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He was 2016 Taiwan Ministry of Education Huayu Scholar in Traditional Chinese at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan and Japan Ministry of Education and Culture Scholar during his Japanese language training and masters at Musashino Art University, Tokyo. He also trained in French, German, Italian and is learning Portuguese and Mongolian.

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Academic Appointments

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Columbia University, New York (2018-2019) 

Department of Art and Archeology

Visiting Scholar in Contemporary Visual Culture

Columbia Visiting Scholars and Scientist Program

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Columbia University, New York (2016-2018) 

Teachers College, Department of Art and Art Education 

Visiting Scholar in Art, Education and Curriculum Design

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Columbia University, New York (2010-2012) 

Department of Philosophy

Visiting Scholar in Contemporary Art and Philosophy 

Columbia Visiting Scholars and Scientist Program

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University of the Arts London (UAL), UK (2015)

Research Fellow in Visual Art 

Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN). 

Led UAL doctoral masterclass on arts practice and research .

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Columbia University, New York (2018-2019) 

Columbia School of the Arts

Columbia Visiting Scholars and Scientist Program

Visiting Scholar in Contemporary Art Practices

    

Renmin University of China, Beijing, P.R. China (2013-present)

Visiting Faculty in the School of Art

Initiated university course on modern and contemporary art.

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Visiting Lectures

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Long Art Museum, Shanghai (2018) 

Lecture on the museum of the future and artist-centric installation in China 

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Bard Abroad Smolny College Program, Saint Petersburg, Russia (2017) 

Lecture “Contemporary curating and international cooperation”.

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Pro Arte Foundation

Saint Petersburg, Russia (2017) 

“Contemporary art and collaboration between the US, China, Mongolia, Brazil, & Singapore”

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Mongolian State University of Art and Culture, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (2015, 2016) 

Visiting Lecturer

Founder of the American Modern and Contemporary Art Lecture Series.

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Cambridge University, UK (2015) 

Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities.

Presenter on Intercultural contemporary art collaboration 

            

Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan (1998-2001)

Department of Sculpture

Teaching and tutorials with BA Fine Art Sculpture students 1999-2001. (2 years) 

Research Scholar in Japanese contemporary and traditional arts.

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Visiting presentations and teaching (2000-2012)

University of Lincoln (May, 2014), University of Coventry (Feb 2014); Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea; Lasalle College of Art, Singapore; Nanyang Academy of Art, National University of Singapore (2009); University of California, Santa Barbara (2006); Otis School of Art, Los Angeles (2000).

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WORKSHOPS

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    University of the Arts London (UAL), UK

    Ph.D. Masterclass Lecturer

    Lecture and Seminar to UAL doctoral students on arts practice, site specific art and research (2015)

    UAL Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN).

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    Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Brazil (2013)

    University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, 

    Co-presenter and teacher of performance within urban environments

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    Treignac Project (Foundation), France (2010)

    Workshop and Performance Director 

    Project on process-art, site specific art and intercultural collaborative performance. 

    Working with MFA students from Goldsmiths College, University of London

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    National University of Singapore

    Nanyang Academy of Art, Singapore (2009)

    Department of Dance

    Workshop Leader for Site Specific Performances 

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    LaSalle College of Art, Singapore  (2009)

    Department of Photography

    School of Art and Dance

    Workshop Leader for Site Specific Performances

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CURRICULA, SYLLABI AND WORKSHOPS IN DEVELOPMENT

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    Emerging the New Art School in Tactical Programs that interface the artist [curriculum] 

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    Models for Developing a Contemporary Program and School in Central Asia [curriculum] 

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    Evolving Boundaries: Environmental Art from the 1960s to present [syllabus] 

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    Engaged Critique in Contemporary art: expanded concepts of installation [tutorial/critique]

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    Dialogues on Supervision and mentorship on MFA and PhD programs in Fine Art [workshop and seminar] 

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    Border Strategies and the new Global: Contemporary art referencing border, identity 

    and the new territorialization of public spaces [workshop and panel]

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    Doctoral Supervision in practice-based research [syllabus]

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    Searching for alternatives to the Modern, Contemporary and the 

    Post-Post Modern Relocating creative practice. [syllabus] 

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    Engaging the contemporary artist with professional practices for long term 

    critical development [workshop and panel] 

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    Chinese contemporary art: Parallel critical developments between the East and West 

    from Modernism to Contemporary [syllabus] 

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    Parallels in performance art between the United States and Japan 1960-present [syllabus] 

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

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    Emerging dialogues in teaching, evaluation and curriculum development, 

    Critical Practices, New York, (upcoming 2018)

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    Intercultural Collaboration in the Arts: Hybridizing Shamanism,

    Ritual and contemporary art in Brazil, 

    University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. (upcoming 2018)

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    Higher Education at the Crossroads: Central Asia

    American Center for Mongolian Studies (upcoming 2017)

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    Going Beyond: Art as Adventure, Cambridge Scholars Press, Nottingham, UK (2018)

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    Anywhere v.1. Parsons The New School for Design; Project Anywhere; and

    School of Creative Industries, ISBN 978-0-692-32297-0, (2016)

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    Selected Artists from China and the US at Beijing’s Inside Out Art Museum

    (catalogue), LeRoy Neiman Foundation, New York (2014)

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    The Invisible and the Transvisible in Contemporary Art, Singapore, Journal for

    Visual Culture, University of California, Irvine (Joynes and Basu, 2011)

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    Japanese art and Yuichi Higashionna at NADIFF Tokyo, Flash Art, Milan (2000)

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    Yoshitomo Nara at Ginza Art Space, Art in America (1999)

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    British art in the 1990s: David Thorpe and Brian Griffiths

    Springer, Vienna (1998). 

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ACADEMIC FOCUS

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  • Contemporary installation sculpture and new media
  • Nomadic art practices and geographically dispersed art networks
  • Contemporary Art and the creation and conflation of the Global
  • Phenomenology of art-making process and the event of artifact
  • New discourses of site-specific art in the 21st century
  • Notion of the monument and post-monument in post-Soviet Europe
  • Transformation and evolution of contemporary art education

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EDUCATION

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B.A. (cum laude) in History Boston University; M.Sc Boston University and the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium; B.A., (Hons) Central Saint Martins College of Art, London; M.A. Fien Art, Goldsmiths, University of London; Masters in Fine Art (Asian sculpture); Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan; Ph.D. Leeds Metropolitan University, UK; Masters in Business Administration (MBA) California State University; Research scholar on indigenous ritual and art, Escola de Comunicações e Artes, Universidade de São Paulo/ University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. During his doctoral research on fine art at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK he was Visiting Scholar in the School of Art and the Department of Philosophy on the Visiting Scholar and Scientist Program at Columbia University and is currently Visiting Scholar in Art and Education at Columbia University’s Teachers College in New York.

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FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

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    CEC ArtsLink Foundation New York (Russia, 2017)

    The University of the Arts London (UAL) 

    

    Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation, United Kingdom (2015)

    

    Fulbright Hays US Public Diplomacy Award, China (2017)

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    Research Fellow at the American Center for Mongolian Studies (2016)

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    Fulbright Hays US Public Diplomacy Award, Mongolia (2014)

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    CEC ArtsLink Foundation Grant New York, Mongolia (2014); The Nordic Artists Center, Norway (2008)

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    Edwin Austin Abbey Fellowship, National Academy Museum, New York (2009)

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    Bauhaus Foundation Fellowship, Germany (2009)

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    Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science 

    and Technology (MExT) Scholarship (1997-2001)

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    Erasmus Scholarship, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-arts, Paris (1995)

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    King Sturge Award for Sculpture, London (1995).

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CONFERENCES

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    Co-Chair, Young Researcher Conference, Mongolia (2016)

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    International Committee, College Art Association conference (2015-present)

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    Japan Startup NYC, Microsoft, New York (2016)

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    Presidents Forum on Higher Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York (2016)

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    Keynote Speaker, Young Researcher Conference Mongolia, 

    National University of Education and the American Center for Mongolian Studies (2015)

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    Royal Geographical Society Conference, London (2013)

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    Editorial Committee, ProjectAnywhere Conference, Parsons/ New School, New York (2015)

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    Panelist, Artists’ Workspaces: Portability, Contingency, Virtuality, 

    College Art Association conference, Chicago (2014)

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    intercultural arts collaborations for the panel Going Beyond: 

    Art as Adventure (CAA, Washington, DC)

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    European League of Institutes in the Arts (ELIA) conferences, Seoul (2012) and Vienna (2013).

            

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IN THE NEWS

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Columbia University Global Center China http://globalcenters.columbia.edu/content/artist-explorer-formlab-intercultural-arts-research-and-exhibition-brazil-mongolia-and-china

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American Center for Mongolian Studies  https://www.mongoliacenter.org/mongolia-researcher-registry/les-joynes-phd-ldj2110tc-columbia-edu/

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