Valerie Walkerdine

'The maternal line,' still from video installation and performance, Valerie Walkerdine, as part of the exhibition 'Alternative Maternals', Lindner Project Space, Berlin, 2014.
'The maternal line,' still from video installation and performance, Valerie Walkerdine, as part of the exhibition 'Alternative Maternals', Lindner Project Space, Berlin, 2014.

Valerie Walkerdine is Distinguished Research Professor in Cardiff University, Wales, UK. Her research mixes artistic practices with humanities and social research modalities. Her artistic practice brings together film, photography, drawing and performance. She is an experienced and widely published writer. Her work focuses on many feminist topics, but specialises in the intersection of art and psychology, broadly understood.

Practice Statement

My practice includes drawing, film, photography and performance. I have a particular interest in the intersection of feminism, psychology and artistic practice and have recently been working on issues of inter-generational transmission. I also have experience of using artistic practices in community engagement and research. In addition, I use artistic research methods in conjunction with other humanities and social research methods to produce a unique mixed-method research practice that addresses issues of social and political significance.

Other recent mixed-method research has also explored embodiment in the feminine, in this case using film and writing. And I enjoy using performance as feminist cultural critique.

Together with Elena Marchevska, I have run an international conference on Motherhood and Artistic Practice.

ti 3, MFA, PhD, DFATransart Institute