TrAIN Management Board Members

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    Dr. Michael Asbury

    TrAIN Management Board Member - Deputy Director

    I was born in Teresópolis, in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro, the son of British missionaries. After twenty years in Brazil I came to England to study engineering but fortunately to myself (and others) changed course and went on to complete an MA in The Study of Contemporary Art at Liverpool University and a PhD in the History and Theory of Art at The London Institute (now UAL). The former focused on British art and architecture in the post-war era, while the latter took me back to Brazil through the work of Hélio Oiticica and his relation to the development of modernism in Brazil and elsewhere.
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    Professor Oriana Baddeley

    TrAIN Management Board Member - Dean of Research

    I was born in Singapore and grew up in Europe and the UK, studying History and Theory of Art at the University of Essex. My doctoral subject formed the basis for work on the 1992 Hayward exhibition The Art of Ancient Mexico. I have written extensively on contemporary Latin American art, notably including Drawing the Line: Art and Cultural Identity in Contemporary Latin America (Verso 1989, co-author Valerie Fraser) and collaborated with inIVA and Gerardo Mosquera to produce Beyond the Fantastic: Art Criticism from Contemporary Latin America (inIVA/MIT 1996).
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  • Professor Deborah Cherry

    TrAIN Management Board Member - Deputy Director

    I studied in the UK (Edinburgh and London) and I have worked in the UK, the USA, and in Europe, where I am now at the University of Amsterdam. Following my PhD I have written extensively on art in Britain in the nineteenth and early twentieth century with two books, Painting Women (1994) and Beyond the Frame: Feminism and Visual Culture (2000) along with exhibitions such as ‘The Edwardian Era’ (co-curated 1987). These projects, and other essays, have investigated how art and artistic practices and receptions were shaped by formations of gender, race and ethnicity, and relations of power.
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  • David Greene

    TrAIN Management Board Member - RMA Networks

    David is the Research Networks Administrator for Research Management and Administration (RMA) at UAL.
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    Professor Chris Wainwright

    TrAIN Management Board Member - Chair

    Professor Chris Wainwright is the Head of Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges. He is also Past President of The European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA), an organisation representing over 350 European Higher Arts Institutions. He is currently a member of The Tate Britain Council and a Trustee of Cape Farewell, an artist run organisation that promotes a cultural response to climate change.
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    Professor Toshio Watanabe

    TrAIN Management Board Member - Director

    I grew up in a transnational environment. My father is Japanese and my mother German from Transylvania in Romania. I was born in Bern, Switzerland, but grew up in Japan. I studied at the Universities of Sophia (in Tokyo), Tokyo, London (Courtauld Institute of Art) and Basel, where I completed my PhD. I first started to teach at the City of Birmingham Polytechnic, where I ran the MA in History of Art and Design. Then I came to Chelsea in 1986, initially as the Head of Art History, later becoming Head of Research and now the Director of the TrAIN Research Centre.
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