Dr. Vanessa Bartlett is a researcher and curator born in the Northwest of England and currently living and working in Melbourne, Australia. She is part of a group of researchers pioneering psychosocial approaches to curatorial practice, revealing new ways that curating can support research into emotion and affect. She is currently focused on exploring how digital art and design can help to illuminate the psychological impact of living in a digital culture.
Vanessa has edited two books for award-winning academic publisher Liverpool University Press (UK), the most recent of which was co-edited with neuroscience researcher Henrietta Bowden Jones (OBE). She has been published in the most esteemed digital arts journals; Digital Creativity, Leonardo and International of Journal of Performance Art and Digital Media, and twice in proceedings of the International Symposium of Electronic Arts. Her exhibitions at major international arts spaces, such as FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), UNSW Galleries and Furtherfield, have been seen by over 40,000 people internationally and have featured in The Guardian, Creative Review and BBC Radio 4.
In January 2020 Vanessa was appointed McKenzie Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.