Dr. Andy Broadey

Lecturer in Contemporary Art, History and Theory

School of Art, Design and Fashion

Hanover Building, HR 204

+44 (0) 1772 89 3195


Andy Broadey is Lecturer in Contemporary Art, History and Theory and coordinates Art history modules within the Fine Art area. He makes photographic installations examining the post-communist imaginary, writes on critical installation practice and is a member of the collective @.ac.

Andy is a member of The European League of Institutes of the Arts, the National Association for Fine Art Education and the Bankley Artists’ Studios, Manchester.

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@.ac website
Hanover Project website

Full Profile

Andy Broadey coordinates Art history modules on BA Fine Art, as well as coordinating the 2nd year studio. He also coordinates professional practice initiatives, visiting speaker events and infrastructure visits to organisations including The Bluecoat, The Grundy, Henry Moore Institute, Ikon Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery, Paradise Works, Rogue Artists’ Studios, and The Royal Standard. He contributes towards the programming and development of Hanover Project and his teaching engages in areas of experiential and critical pedagogy.

Andy welcomes proposals for practice-led doctoral research in installation practice and uses of photography within contemporary art. He is particularly interested in supervising artists who work with archives, explore modes of participation and engage with forms of institutional critique.  


  • Ph.D. Fine Art (Practice-Led), University of Leeds, 2014
  • MA. Fine Art, University of Leeds, 2006
  • PGCE. Sheffield Hallam University, 2005
  • BA. (Hons) Art Practice & Theory, Lancaster University, 1999


Andy is currently working with David Mackintosh to organise the symposium ‘The Art School Gallery?’ through Hanover Project on 23 November 2019 as part of the ‘The Great Northern Creative Expo’, including keynotes from Prof. Andrew Hunt (MMU) and curator Melanie Pocock (Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore).


Richard Hudson-Miles, Andy Broadey, ‘Messy Democracy’: Democratic pedagogy and its discontents, Research in Education, SAGE Journals, First Published 16 April, 2019, Research Article, 

Exhibition: Andy Broadey, ‘Untitled (Midnight)’, 24 – 28 June 2019, The Nehru Centre London

Richard Hudson-Miles, Andy Broadey, @.ac – The Resilient Art School, in Andrea B. Braidt, Ana Garcia Lopez, Renee Turner (eds.) (2019) Resilience and the City: Art, Education, Urbanism, ELIA, Amsterdam, pp. 45-56. ISBN/EAN 978-90-810357-8-1

Exhibition: @.ac, ‘Messy Democracy’, 9-27 April 2018, Hanover Project, University of Central Lancashire, Preston

Exhibition: ‘Untitled (2:10am)’, 25 November – 10 December 2016, Bankley Art Gallery, Manchester

More Publications


Conference Paper: Andy Broadey, ‘Untitled (Midnight)’ (2019): Recursion and Contingency, 3rd International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research: Machinic Assemblages of Desire, 9-11 December 2019, Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium.

Performance Lecture: Andy Broadey, ‘Still’ (2013): Post-Communism and Contemporaneity, Art, Memory and Identity, 10-11 April 2019, Faculty of Art and Design, West University of Timisoara, Romania.

Conference Paper: @.ac: ‘Messy Democracy’ Democratising the University Gallery, National Association of Fine Art Educators Annual Conference: Making Public: The Fine Art Degree Show, 12 April 2019, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds.

Workshop: @.ac, The Resilient Art School, Resilience and the City: Art, Education, Urbanism: 15th ELIA Biennial Conference, 21-24 November 2018, Codarts University of the Arts and Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Conferences (Cont.)

Performance Lecture: Andy Broadey, ‘Untitled (Partition)’, ‘Being Nomad’ Panel Discussion, part of ‘Prologue (2018)’, 15 June 2018, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Conference Paper: @.ac, The Precarious University – Co-Production as Interstitial Resistance, ‘Austerity, Adversity, Art? Fine Art education as a site of social and political resistance, initiative and engagement’, NAFAE Annual Conference, 23 March 2018, University of Coventry.

Conference Paper: Andy Broadey, ‘Untitled (2:10am)’ Part Two, Troubling Time: An Exploration of Temporality in the Arts, 1-2 June 2017 University of Manchester.

Conference Paper: Andy Broadey, ‘Untitled (2:10am)’ Part One, 5th Derrida Today Conference, 8-11 June 2016, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Research Activities

Andy makes installations that explore the post-communist imaginary and destabilise the ideologies of globalisation. He works with artefacts and archives arising from within the former Eastern-Bloc and countries forming the Non-Aligned Movement as well as examining moments of protest and occupation within the west. His work aligns photo-series exploring historically and geographically dissimilar events to demonstrate their connection in shaping our contemporary conjuncture. His writing addresses debates in post-relational installation and exhibitionary practice, focusing on notions of critique, participation, performativity and dissensus.

Andy is also a member of @.ac; a collective dedicated to developing a ‘criminal’ pedagogy within the ‘undercommons’ of the neoliberal art school. @.ac’s projects articulate art and education as co-related indices of democratic action and transform institutional sites of art education into dialogic spaces of participation in experimental pedagogy.