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ACADEMIC PROFILE

L. D. Joynes, Ph.D.

Visiting Scholar in Fine Art, Philosophy and Higher Education, Columbia University

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

Fulbright-Hays US Public Diplomacy Awardee Mongolia and China

US Department of State sponsored ACMS Fellow, Mongolia 

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

Dr. L.D. Joynes is a specialist on Modern and Contemporary art and culture and is Visitng Scholar in Art and Education at Columbia University, visiting faculty in modern and contemporary art history at Renmin University, Beijing and US Department of State sponsored Research Fellow building models for inter-university cooperation. He is founder of FormLAB, an interdisciplinary model for intercultural artistic cooperation he has exhibited in museums and galleries in Asia, Europe and the Americas. 

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He is member of the editorial committee for ProjectAnywhere, a peer-reviewed journal on site-specific art  (University of Melbourne and Parsons School of Art). 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 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 has a BA (Hons) Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art, London; MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, University of London; M.Sc Boston University and Vrije Universiteit Brussels Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences; PhD from Leeds Metropolitan University 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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He 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 Curatorial Team on the Inaugural Taipei Biennial and was Lead Curator for Networking, which showcased work from one hundred visual artists from the UK, Europe and Japan 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 speaks French, German, Italian and is learning Portuguese.

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UNIVERSITY TEACHING, LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

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Renmin University of China, Beijing, China

Visiting Faculty (2013-present)

Teaching Modern and Contemporary Western Art History Professor of Record)

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Teachers College, Columbia University, New  York

Presentations on contemporary art in Asia, interdisciplinary art and art education. (2017)

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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).

                                 

Pro Arte (graduate art program), Saint Petersburg, Russia

Lecture on contemporary art and collaboration (2017)

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Bard College and Smolny College Program, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Lecture on contemporary curating and intercultural (2017)

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Mongolian State University of Art and Culture, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Lectures to BFA and MFA students and faculty of Fine Art (2015, 2016)

Founder of the American Modern and Contemporary Art Lecture Series.

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Cambridge University, UK (2015)

Visiting Artist Presenter, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities 

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

Department of Sculpture

Teaching and tutorials with BA Fine Art Sculpture students (2 years). Research Scholar in Japanese contemporary and traditional arts.

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Additional Lectures on interdisciplinary art (1999 to present):

University of Lincoln, UK;  University of Coventry, UK; Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea; Lasalle College of Art, Singapore; Nanyang Academy of Art, National University of Singapore; Mongolian National University of Education, Ulaanbaatar; University of California, Santa Barbara; Otis School of Art, Los Angeles.

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

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Emerging dialogues in teaching, evaluation and curriculum development, 

Critical Practices, New York, (upcoming 2017)

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Intercultural Collaboration in the Arts: Shamanism, Ritual 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, Nottingham, UK (2017)

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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
  • Transformations and evolution in art education

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EDUCATION

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B.A. (cum laude) in History and M.Sc, Boston University; B.A., (Hons) Central Saint Martins College of Art, London; M.A. Goldsmiths, University of London; Masters in Fine Art, Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan; Ph.D. Leeds Metropolitan University, UK; Research on ritual and art, Escola de Comunicações e Artes, Universidade de São Paulo/ University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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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); Research Fellow at the American Center for Mongolian Studies (2016); Fulbright Hays US Public Diplomacy Award, Mongolia (2014); CEC ArtsLink Foundation Grant New York, Mongolia (2014); The Nordic Artists Center, Norway (2008); Edwin Austin Abbey Fellowship, National Academy Museum, New York (2009); Bauhaus Foundation Fellowship, Germany (2009); Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MExT) Scholarship (1997-2001); Erasmus Scholarship, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-arts, Paris (1995); King Sturge Award for Sculpture, London (1995).

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CONFERENCES

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Co-Chair, Young Researcher Conference, Mongolia (2016); International Committee, College Art Association conference (2015-present); Japan Startup NYC, Microsoft, New York (2016); Presidents Forum on Higher Educaiton, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York (2016); Keynote Speaker, Young Researcher Conference Mongolia, National University of Education and the American Center for Mongolian Studies (2015); Royal Geographical Society Conference, London (2013); Editorial Committee, ProjectAnywhere Conference, Parsons/ New School , New York (2015); Panelist, Artists’ Workspaces: Portability, Contingency, Virtuality, College Art Association conference, Chicago (2014); intercultural arts collaborations for the panel Going Beyond: Art as Adventure (CAA, Washington, DC); 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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