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Dr Véronique Chance

Course Leader and Senior Lecturer, MA Fine Art
Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Cambridge School of Art
Areas of Expertise:
Fine art , Printmaking
Research Supervision:

Véronique is a multi-disciplinary artist with a long-term interest in the representation of the body and its relationship to performance, documentation, technology and the embodied dynamics of spectatorship, in which the activity of running plays a key part.

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Véronique is based in London and previously worked as an Associate Lecturer at the University of the Arts, London (UAL), and as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Lincoln. She studied at Manchester Polytechnic, Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art, and was awarded a PhD from Goldsmith’s College, University of London. She is actively engaged in research through her own art practice and has an active public profile recognised nationally and internationally through solo and group exhibitions, curated events, talks and presentations at conferences and symposia and through commissions and published material.

Since 2014 Véronique has contributed to the RUN! RUN! RUN! (#r3fest) Biennale, instigated by artist Kai Syng Tan and is a member of the interdisciplinary JSIC Running Cultures Research Group. She is also a founder member of the Running Artfully Network (RAN), a new international artist-led group, which launched in 2021, whose aim is to bring communities and experts together to reframe running as an artistic intervention. Véronique is additionally involved in a parallel research project that considers the impact of technology in reproductive media and their role in the ‘expanded’ field of print media. This led to the Arts Council of England (ACE) funded publication of RE:PRINT in 2018, an artist’s book and publication co-edited with ARU colleague Duncan Ganley.

Spoken Languages
  • English
  • French

Research interests

Aligned to the Health, Wellbeing and Performance and Sustainable Futures priority research themes.

  1. Contemporary Art
  2. Running as a Performance and Mediated practice (and more widely the investigation of running as an artistic practice).
    • Performance art, technology, documentation and the embodied dynamics of spectatorship
    • Landscape and Place
    • The Body in Contemporary Art

    Key Research questions:

    • (How) can the activity of long-distance running be used as an artistic practice methodology and tool for reconsidering relationships between live performance and documentation in an age of the technologically mediated image?
    • How can these be used as a means of conveying and examining a sense of place?
  3. The Expanded Field of Contemporary Print (investigating the relationship between printmaking and impact of continuing technological developments in reproductive media.)

    Key Research questions:

    • Technological developments in print media, moving image, sound and performance, have often led to cross-platform dialogue. How are these relationships RE-Presented when immersed in today’s hyper-mediated status of image, sound, file reproduction?
    • When almost anyone is capable of uploading, downloading, creating, modifying, copying, sharing and deleting files of every and any digitally convertible medium, how does the current frenzy of data use and re-use, challenge our understanding and expectations of image and media reproduction?
    • Can notions of the multiple, reproduction and reproducibility in contemporary art-practice be investigated through the re-positioning of contemporary print media and its relationship to the digital?

Areas of research supervision

If you are considering a fine art PhD, please follow the ARU guidelines on How to Apply for a PhD rather than contacting Veronique directly.

Veronique is interested in supervising students in the following areas:

  • Contemporary Fine Art Practice (esp. performance, photographic media and other reproductive technologies)
  • Expanded Moving Image Practices within Contemporary Art
  • Voice, Text, Body, Performance
  • The Expanded Field of Contemporary Printmaking

Current PhD Supervisor to:

  • Rebecca Hearle: Landscape Connections: articulating the human connection to landscape and our need for nature
  • Giuseppina Santoro: HOMELIKE: An Autobiographical Folktale

Recent Successful Supervisions to completion, as second supervisor:

  • Gemma Marmalade: In a Manner of Speaking: The Subversive Voice in Performative Art (completed 2022)
  • Pavlina Kasparova (jointly with Margaret Beaufort institute of Theology) Art as a Living Theology: Exploring Artists' Vocation (Completed 2022)
  • Richard Kearns (jointly with University of York) Encountering Creative Moments within Interactive Environments (Completed in 2020)

PhD/ MPhil External Examiner to:

  • 2022 Sun Ju Lee (University of Leeds) (PhD) Breaking the Frame: Challenging the concept of the Chronotope in spatially expansive forms of artworking
  • 2021 Eloise Fornieles (Slade School of Art, University of London) (PhD) Utter Monster: How the Performing Voice Creates Queer Space and Generates Alternative Gender Narratives
  • 2017 Ronit Mirsky (RCA) (MPhil) An Absent Present: a personal journey through public commemoration
  • 2014 James Gillham (University of Reading) (PhD) Capability: The occupation of requirement and expectation


Véronique currently teaches on the following modules:

  • MOD008865 Visual Research Methods & Practices
  • MOD003423 Fine Art: Critical Practice
  • MOD003421 Printmaking: Research & Context
  • MOD003422 Acts & Discourses
  • MOD008866 Masters Project: Fine Art & Printmaking

  • PhD Fine Art, Goldsmith College
  • PGCert in the Management of Teaching and Learning, Goldsmiths College
  • MA Printmaking, Royal College of Art
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art, Printmaking, Glasgow School of Art
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, Manchester Polytechnic

Memberships, editorial boards
  • Associate Member of Higher Education Academy (HEA), Recognised by Advance HE as an Associate Fellow against Descriptor 1 of the UKPSF
  • Affiliate Member of Institute for Learning until 2014. Registration No. 35198343

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange
  • 2022-2025 External Examiner for the MFA, Oxford Brookes
  • 2022 Faculty Collaboration and Conference Fund for Thames Run: Source to Sea (Solo Exhibition) and The Anxiety of InterDisciplinarity (Group Exhibition cocurated by MA Fine Art and MA Printmaking students Sarah Strachan and Ayeshsh Zolghadr), in partnership with the IMPACT 12 International Printmaking Conference and the Centre for Print Research (CFPR), UWE
  • 2022 Faculty Research & Innovation Fund for Thames Run: Source to Sea, solo exhibition at the gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf. London, in partnership with Thames Festival Trust and Coin Streety Community Builders, for Totally Thames Festival 2020
  • 2021 Faculty Research & Innovation Funding for Thames Run Source to Sea, a 14day live artwork and durational run, in partnership with the arts organisations, Metal and Cement Fields for the Estuary Festival 2021 Associated Programme
  • 2021 Faculty Seed Corn Funding for the Running Artfully Network (RAN) online Launch event in February 2021 in partnership with Fermynwoods Contemporary Art and Manchester School of Art. Watch trailer on YouTube (N.B contains flashing imagery)
  • 2020 Partnership with Thames Festival Trust for The Thames from Source to Sea via Google Earth (online artwork) for Totally Thames 2020 pilot project and live artwork Thames Run Greater London v2 (Northside), for Totally Thames Festival 2020
  • 2019 Partnership with Thames Festival Trust and APT Studios for pilot project and live artwork Thames Run Greater London (Southside), for Totally Thames Festival 2019
  • 2018 Arts Council of England (ACE), Grants of the Arts Award for RE:Print, a hybrid of publication and artwork, produced in partnership with Marmalade Publishers of Visual Theory and CHK Design, London. Launch events held in London; Northampton, Edinburgh
  • 2016-20 External Examiner for BA (Hons) Printmaking, University of Brighton
  • 2016- 19 External Examiner for MA Fine Art, (online) Open College of the Arts, affiliated with University of the Creative Arts, Farnham (UCA)

Selected recent publications

2022 Exhibition Publication Thames Run: Source to Sea, Exhibition Publication, with contributions from Dr. jane Boyer; Dr. Kai Syng Tan and Matti Tainio ISBN: 9781912319046

2020 Journal Article 'The Great Orbital Run (or the M25 in 4,000 images)' for SI: Artists’ Books: Concept, Place and a Quiet Revolution for the Arts open access journal, MDPI, ISSN 2076-0752

2020 Ganley, D.N 'Reading vs Scanning: Notes on Re:print', Article for peer reviewed SI: Iteration as Persuasion, AI & Society, 2020/21

2020 Re:Print/Re:Present Review by Catriona Leahy, National College of Art & Design, Dublin

2020 Review Printmaking Today, Cuttings, Vol. 28 Issue 118, Spring 2019

2019 Journal Article 'In the Absence of Running: from injury to medical intervention to art', in the SI: Artists’ Books, Journal of Medical Humanities, Springer. Manuscript no: JOMH-D-19-00018

2019 Impact 10 –ENCUENTRO International Multi-disciplinary printmaking conference Catalogue, ISBN: 978-84-09-07801-1

2018 'In the Absence of Running', artwork included in Limited edition publication and catalogue of Prescriptions International Exhibition, edited by Stella Bolaki and Egidija Čiricaitė. ISBN: 978 0 9926244 3 9

2017 Conference Publication 'Performing the Great Orbital Run', extended version of conference presentation published in Avanca Cinema International Conference 2017 proceedings publication ISSN: 0218-4052, August 2017

Recent presentations and conferences

(including exhibitions)

Thames Run: Source to Sea, Solo Exhibition for Impact 12 International Printmaking Conference, Bristol, 2022

APT Now, Group exhibition, APT Gallery, London, 2022

Thames Run: Source to Sea, Solo Exhibition in Partnership with ARU, Thames Festival Trust and Coin Street Community Builders, gallery@oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, 2022

Research Presentation, Performance, Health and Wellbeing Group, ARU, 2022

Jubilee, 25th Anniversary Group Exhibition, Vane Gallery, Gateshead, 2022

Nightwatch, Group site-specific exhibition, APT Studios and Gallery, London, 2021

Artist’s Guest talk, UCA Farnham, 2021

Thames Run: Source to Sea, Artist Talk, in partnership with Totally Thames Festival 2021

Research Conference Presentation, ARU, 2021

Thames Run: Source to Sea, 14-day durational run and live artwork, in partnership with ARU, Metal and Cement Fields for Estuary Festival 2021, Associated Programme, 2021

Running Artfully Network (RAN) Online Inaugural Launch Event, 2021

Fine Art Research Unit (FARU), Presentation for Artist Talk Series, Anglia Ruskin University, 2021

Running Artfully, Short text published online for Cambridge Arts Network Conference (CAN), programme, 2021

The Thames from Source to Sea via Google Earth, online artwork for Totally Thames 2020

Thames Run (Greater London) v2 Northside Pilot live running project for Totally Thames 2020 in partnership with Thames Festival Trust

Artist’s Guest talk for MA Fine Art programmes, UAL, Camberwell, 2020

The Great Orbital Run (or the M25 in 4,000 images) for SI: Artists’ Books: Concept, Place and a Quiet Revolution for the Arts open access journal, MDPI, ISSN 2076-0752, 2020

Paper Presentation for the Panel Places in Transition, Festival of Ideas, Cambridge, 2019

Thames Run (Greater London): Pilot live running project for Totally Thames 2019, in partnership with Thames Festival Trust and APT Open studios, 2019

Artist’s in Conversation Event Thames Run (Greater London), for Totally Thames 2019 in collaboration with APT Gallery and Studios, 2019

To the Sea, Digital Print on Somerset Enhanced Paper, in II International Miniprint, Cantabria, Spain, 2019

Record, Relay, Represent: experiencing running as mediated performance, Paper presentation for Conference Tacit Engagement in the Digital Age, CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 2019

Re-print Co-Presentation with Duncan Ganley at Rethinking Repetition in a Digital Age, Symposium, Interdisciplinary Network, University of Cambridge, 2019

Touching the Péripherique, live run presentation for Run! Run Run! Biennale Nov.2018, #r3fest in exile, ‘Dangerous Movements’, University of Kent, Paris, School of Arts & Culture, 2018

Place, Presentation at Artists’ Books Now, curated by Egidija Čiricaitė, British Library, Nov 2018

Approaching Estate: The politics and ethics of fieldwork in art today, organised by the Sensingsite, at Central St Martins (UAL), in partnership with Futherfield, Finsbury park, 2018

Proposal to Run the Périphérique, Artwork in the Exhibition The Archive and the Contested Landscape, Cambridge, Multiple Sites, 2018

re:print International Launch, exhibition and portfolio presentation of Artist’s Book at IMPACT 10 International Printmaking Conference, Santander, 2018

re:print launch events at BookArtsBookshop, London (main launch), Edinburgh Printmakers; ARU (Also shown in bookfairs in Dublin and Leeds), 2018

Proof/ Print, International printmaking exhibition, Neo Gallery, Bolton, 2018

Neo: Proof/Print Exchange, limited edition box set of 30 selected international artists’ prints, 2018

Time/ Space Residency with METAL, Southend, 2018

London to Cambridge Run Commute, live artwork and installation in the exhibition Place: Relinking, Relating, Relaying, curated by Robert Good and ArtLanguageLocation (ALL), Cambridge, 2018

re:print artist’s book pre-launch event, University of Northampton, December, 2017

Performing the Great Orbital Run, conference presentation at Avanca Cinema International Conference and Film Festival, Avanca, Portugal. Received Honourable Mention. Published in Avanca Cinema International Conference 2017 proceedings publication ISSN: 0218-4052, August 2017

In the Absence of Running, artwork included in group exhibition Prescriptions: Artists’ books on wellbeing and medicine. Beaney Museum & Gallery, Canterbury, 2017

Media experience

2022 'In the studio with... Véronique Chance', interview with Art in Perpetuity Trust.

2022 Nano Video Interview for Totally Thames Festival

2021 Guest mini-Interview on Radio Kent in advance of the artwork Thames Run: Source to Sea on the Dominic King Show, 26.5.21 (interview aired at approx. 7.12pm)

2019 Radio Guest Interview in advance of Thames Run (Greater London): in-conversation event; Resonance 101.4 FM, Living with London 23.9.19

2018 Interview on Cambridge Radio 105 FM in relation to the artwork London to Cambridge Run Commute