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Robin Deacon


Robin Deacon is an artist, writer, film-maker and educator currently based in the USA.

His interdisciplinary practice has spanned a variety of disciplines and themes, including explorations of performer presence and absence, the role of artists as biographer and the possibility for applying journalistic approaches to arts practice.

Most recently his practice has shifted into the area of documentary film, with a series of works that aim to interrogate the mapping and ethics of performance re-enactment. As well as a recent re-staging of Stuart Sherman’s ensemble version of Hamlet (A portrait), he has continued to tour his solo performance ‘The Argument Against the Body’ to national and international venues.

In 2012 his latest work ‘The Conversation’ shown in the USA with the resulting documentation now part of the British Government Art Collection. Robin is an Associate Professor of Performance at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Date Title Venue City
6 November 2010 Robin Deacon presents Stuart Sherman's 'Hamlet' (A Portrait) Chelsea Theatre London
9 September 2010 Spoken Meets Live London
16 March 2010 Workspaces: A Dialogue between Robin Deacon (UK) and Ali Cherri (Lebanon) Toynbee Studios
24–28 June 2009 Approximating the Art of Stuart Sherman Zagreb, Croatia
24–30 May 2009 Numbers Are Words Thessaloniki Biennale Of Contemporary Art Performance, Greece
16–18 April 2009 Prototypes Soho Theatre London
12–14 February 2009 Approximating the Art of Stuart Sherman Arsenic Lausanne
25–27 June 2008 Dispatches Dublin
21–22 June 2008 Stuart Sherman Whitstable
27–30 September 2007 Whatever Happened to Colin Powell? Estate de Horst, De Baak Utrecht
13–14 June 2007 Prototypes Toynbee Studios
16 March 2007 Stuart Sherman Cardiff
9 March 2007 Whatever Happened to Colin Powell? Vienna
Photo by Chloe Pang.