Kim Dhillon

Kim Dhillon
Visual Arts
Area of expertise

Contemporary Art Theory

Kim Dhillon is a sessional instructor in critical theory and curating. She received her PhD from the Royal College of Art, London in Critical and Historical Studies, and her MA in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London. She holds a BA in English (Cultural Studies) and Art History from McGill University. Her research and teaching areas are in contemporary art history and criticism, conceptual art, intersectional feminist theory, art and language, artists' books, and diaspora and mixed-raced studies. She has a strong professional background in international curatorial work, public art, and social practice. For fifteen years, she worked on international curatorial projects, commissions, and exhibitions in London, Sarajevo, and Guangzhou with leading international artists including The Otolith Group, Christian Boltanski, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Jeremy Deller, and Francis Alys, amongst many others, specializing in site-specific and public art commissions. Her first book is under contract with Reaktion Press, and explores written language and power in contemporary art. She is an award-winning writer of creative non-fiction, art criticism and poetry, and publishes internationally in titles including frieze, Room, i-D, C Magazine, and Border Crossings as well as academic journals. Dr Dhillon enjoys working with students engaged with and interested in bringing critical theory into their studio practices. She also convenes a writing group for the graduate students in the department.​