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Artist, Writer

Dominic Johnson

  • CountryUnited Kingdom


Dominic Johnson is an artist and writer based in the UK. His performances have been presented at galleries, museums, festivals, clubs and other venues. In the UK, these have included SPILL Festival, Chelsea Theatre and Gay Shame (London), National Review of Live Art (Glasgow), Fierce (Birmingham), and also as part of Gay Icons at the National Portrait Gallery (London). He has performed internationally, in Austria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Italy, Slovenia, and the US.

He is a Lecturer in the Department of Drama, Queen Mary, University of London, and publishes frequently on performance and visual culture. His research interests include: performance art, live art, and body-based practices since 1960; performance and visual culture; representations of sex, sexuality, and HIV/AIDS; and subcultural histories, including body modification and performance in alternative spaces