Nicola A McCartney


Nicola has exhibited throughout London and the UK, received public commissions and under taken residencies in Jordan and her home country. She wrote Death of the Artist: Art World Dissidents & their Alternative Identities (I.B. Tauris, 2018). Nicola has also written for The Spectator, Apollo, British Art Journal and Galleries. She was a trustee of the Association of Art Historians from 2012-14 and is a lecturer at Central Saint Martins, University of London. She has also has taught Fine Art and/or critical theory at Central Saint Martin’s, Birkbeck, University of London, and The Cass, London Metropolitan University. Nicola is a graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art and Oxford University. She obtained a PhD from Birkbeck, University of London, in 2016, researching artistic identity and authorship.

Research and practice interests include: Ageing; authorship; celebrity culture; contemporary art; cultural appropriation; documentation; drag; femininity/feminism; gender/gender-deviance; historiography; otherness; performance; resistance.


NEWS:     Book: Death of the Artist: art world dissidents & their alternative identities

                 Semi-Finalist for ‘Rising Stars’, selected by the Royal Society of British Artists

                 March 2016      Lead artist for Guest Projects, March 2016, an initiative by Yinka   

                                          Shonibare Studio

Nicola McCartney is a British artist and educator who lives and works in London.