Acatia Finbow

Personal details




University of Exeter

MPhil/Phd, English 

Working Title: An Exploration of the Value of Performance and Performative Art Documentation in the Contemporary Art Museum. 


University of Leeds

MA, Distinction, Art Gallery and Museum Studies

Dissertation title: An exploration of key issues raised by the exhibition of performance art in the art museum context, with particular focus on the retrospective


University of Leeds

BA (Hons), First Class, Managing Performance. 

Dissertation title: An Exploration of the Development of the Professional Visual Arts Organisation in Early 20th Century Britain. 


Professional/research experience

February 3 2017:

TaPRA PGR Symposium, University of Leeds

Performance Documentation in the Space of the Contemporary Art Museum 

November 11 2016:

Time Immaterial Postgraduate Symposium - University of York

Deconstructing Roberta: exploring the layering of time in Lynn Hershman Leeson's performance documentation 

October 31 2016:

Future of the Document symposium - City, University of London

Performance at Tate: Documents and Documentation in Research 

September 5 2016 - September 7 2016:

TaPRA Conference, University of Bristol

Approaching Documentation through the lens of Value: Documenting 'If Tate Modern was Musee de la danse' - Documenting Performance Working Group 

July 6 2016:

STR NRN Symposium, University of Bristol

The Innovative Document: Negotiating the Unknown Future Value of Documentation in the Museum


April 19 2016:

Humanities PGR Conference, University of Exeter

'Exhibiting Documents and Experiencing Performance: A Case Study of Rebecca Horn's "Body Sculptures" at Tate Modern' 

February 6 2016:

TaPRA Postgraduate Symposium, University of Sheffield

The Permeability of the Performance Document: Rebecca Horn's 'Body Sculptures' at Tate Modern

March 30 2015:

Humanities PGR Conference, University of Exeter

'Performance and the Museum: Embodied Knowledge in the World of the Object. Two work in progress case studies from Tate'. 


CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications


Conservation of Contemporary Art Research

Member of PGR and ECR network. 


Theatre and Performance Research Association

Postgraduate Member 


Society for Theatre Research

Postgraduate Member and Member of New Researchers Network