Nick Warr

Nick Warr


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Key Responsibilities

Curator of Photographic Collections

Art History and World Art Studies' photographic collection contains approximately 150,000 prints and 500,000+ negatives and positives, making it one of the largest of its type in the UK. The archive, designed by Sir Norman Foster, is also home to many other collections including rare books, manuscripts, post cards, posters and many other types of art related documents and ephemera from around the world.

More about the School's photographic collection.


Key Research Interests and Expertise

Artists' Film and Video

Art and Photography

Art and Technology

Critical Theory / The Frankfurt School

Avant-Garde and Experimental Film and Video

Philosophy of the Moving Image / Cinematic philosophy


The audio visual essay in research and teaching 

Honolulu Mon Amour

Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies, 3.2, 2016


Teaching Interests

Photography Theory & History

Artists' Film and Video

Experimental Film

Contemporary Art Photography

Photographic Archives

Art & Technology

Internet / Post-Internet Art



Artists' Film and Video

Paul Sharits, “Razor Blades” (1965-68) - Teaching Artists’ Film & VIdeo


Anthony McCall, “Line Describing a Cone (1973) - Teaching Artists’ Film & VIdeo


Dr Nick Warr is a curator and an experimental film & video maker whose work has been shown internationally, including The Museum of The Moving Image, New York and Festival international de cinéma de Marseille.


Lines of Sight. Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

10 May 2019 - 5 January 2020


W.G. Sebald: Far Away But From Where?

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts 

11 May - 18 August 2019


A Catalogue of W.G. Sebald’s Photographic Materials

Eds. Clive Scott & Nick Warr

Boiler House Press (Due Spring 2020)


Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or