Anthony Luvera is an Australian artist, writer and educator based in London. His photographic work has been exhibited widely in galleries, public spaces and festivals including the British Museum, London Underground’s Art on the Underground, National Portrait Gallery London, Belfast Exposed Photography, Australian Centre for Photography, PhotoIreland and Les Rencontres D’Arles Photographie. His writing appears regularly in a wide range of periodicals and peer-reviewed journals including Photoworks, Source and Photographies. Anthony is Course Director of BA (Hons) Photography at Coventry University, and has lectured for institutions such as Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London College of Communication, University for the Creative Arts Farnham and University College Falmouth. He also facilitates workshops and gives lectures for the public education programmes of the National Portrait Gallery, The Photographers’ Gallery, Barbican Art Gallery and community photography projects across the UK.
Ø Luvera, A. (2015) Not Going Shopping. Solo headline exhibition, Malmo Fotobiennal, Sweden.
[Funded and supported by Malmo Fotobiennial, Malmo Stad, Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, and Photoworks.]
Ø Luvera, A. (2015) Never Apologise. Group exhibition, curated by Daniel Bosworth, IC Visual Lab, Bristol, UK.
[Featuring the work of Anthony Luvera alongside internationally renowned artists such as Stefan Ruiz (USA), Sidnay Banks (UK), and Zanele Muholi (SA).]
Ø Luvera, A. (2015) Portraits from an Island. Group exhibition, curated by Anna Fox and Amit Shoekand, 2015 Goa International Photo Festival, India.
[This important group exhibition and its accompanying catalogue (with an essay by Anna Fox) surveys UK contemporary photographic portraiture featuring work by Anthony Luvera alongside internationally renowned UK-based artists such as Martin Parr, Karen Knorr, Daniel Meadows, Trish Morrissey and Clare Strand.]
Ø Luvera, A. (2014) Assembly. Solo exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, UK.
[Headline solo exhibition for the Brighton Photo Fringe biennial. Funded by Arts Council England, Big Lottery Fund and Brighton Photo Fringe, with support from Metro Imaging, Brighton Housing Trust, Colourstream and Photocrowd. An online archive of this work is currently under development.]
Ø Luvera, A. (2014) Not Going Shopping. Solo exhibition, Brighton, UK.
[Exhibition on 30 outdoor poster sites on public spaces across Brighton & Hove. Commissioned by Photoworks, New Writing South and Pink Fringe. Funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Sussex Community Foundation, Brighton & Hove City Council, and Arts Council England.]
Public Talks, Workshops and Conference Papers
Ø Luvera, A. (03/12/2015) ‘ Notes on Photography and Death: Mourning, Spectacle, Evidence’, The Death Detectives, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK.
[Ticketed Panel Discussion and for The Photographers’ Gallery public education program for the Burden of Proof: The Construction of Visual Evidence exhibition, alongside Elizabeth Cotton (Middlesex), David Morgan (British Psychoanalytic Association), Professor Steve Fuller (University of Warwick), Angela Eden (Eden Evolution) and Matt Gieve (The Tavistock Institute).]
Ø Luvera, A. (23/05/2015) ‘Sniffin’ Glue’, Tate Modern, UK.
[Invited to give Keynote Public Talk for Tate Modern public education programme for the Self Publish Be Happy / Offprint London season.]
Ø Luvera, A. (15/05/2015 ) ‘On Yer Bikes Boys, Work with gender by The Department of Cultural Studies at Cockpit Arts Workshop’. Hags Unlimited, Damsles Undistressed: Taking Photographs and Liberties in 1970s and 80s Britain, The Swedenborg Institute, London, UK.
[Invited to give Keynote Conference Paper by Photography and the Archive Research Centre at University of Creative Arts London, London College of Communication, alongside Dr Patrizio di Bello (Birkbeck, University of London), Laura Guy (Manchester School of Art and Goldsmiths University London), and Rosy Martin (Artist), convened by Sara Davidmann (Photography and the Archive Research Centre, LCC, University of the Arts London) and Noni Stacey (Photography and the Archive Research Centre, LCC, University of the Arts London). This event was part of Moose on the Loose 2015, A Biennale of Research, curated by Professor Val Williams (Photography and the Archive Research Centre, LCC, University of the Arts London).]
Ø Luvera, A. (13 – 14/04/2015) ‘Magical Journeys: National Portrait Gallery Hospital Workshop Programme’.
[Commissioned to design and facilitate two-day workshop for National Portrait Gallery with patients of the Mildred Creek Unit at Great Ormand Street Hospital, an inpatient unit for children with mental health issues.]
Ø Luvera, A. (04/01/2015) ‘Sunday Session, Mobile Phone Portraiture, Masterclass Workshop with Anthony Luvera’, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.
[Commissioned to design and deliver a one-day masterclass for the public education programme of the National Portrait Gallery, London, UK. Event sold out.]
Ø Luvera, A., (15/12/2014) ‘Contemporary Photographic Portraiture’, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.
[Ticketed public talk on Contemporary Photographic Portraiture for National Portrait Gallery public education programme. Event sold out.]
Ø Luvera, A., McLaren J. (Head of Education, The Photographers’ Gallery), Watkins S. (Curator, B-Side Festival), Hughes, S. (Operational Manager, Brighton Housing Trust) and Hubbard, J (Crisis Skylight). (11/10/2014) ‘Assembly, Panel Discussion, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, UK.
[Panel discussion focused on issues involved in the creation of work by artists using strategies of dialogue, participation and collaboration in the context of community groups.]
Publications, Monographs, Book Chapters, and Journal Articles
Ø Luvera, A. and Griffin, S. (2015) ‘What is the role of artists in defining place and creating change in the world?’ in In Conversation: Place and Revolution. Edited by Gemma Turnbull. Pittsburgh: Open Engagement.
[Journal article co-written with Synthia Griffin, Curator of Community and Engagement, Tate Modern.]
Ø Luvera, A. (2015) ‘Is it possible to have a truly reciprocal partnership with a community?’ in The Questions We Ask Together. Edited by Gemma Turnbull. Pittsburgh: Open Engagement.
[Edited collection on the ethics of collaborative practice featuring writing by Anthony Luvera alongside Allison Agsten (University of California, Los Angeles), Joshua Dector (New York University), Pablo Helguera (MOMA New York), Grant Kester (University of California, San Diego), and Stephen Wright (Collège International de Philosophie, Paris).]
Ø Luvera, A. (2015) Not Going Shopping. Malmo: Malmo Fotobiennal.
[4,000 copies distributed freely to residents of Malmo Sweden, and Copenhagen Denmark to accompany the exhibition of Not Going Shopping, a solo headline exhibition for the Malmo Fotobiennal which took place from 11/09/15 to 20/09/15. The publication features a commissioned in-conversation between Anthony Luvera and Jason E Bowman (Master of Fine Art Programme Leader at Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg). Funded and supported by Malmo Fotobiennial, Malmo Stad, Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Photoworks, New Writing South, Pink Fringe, and Queer in Brighton.]
Ø Luvera, A., Burbridge, B., Dewdney, A., and Stacy, N. (2014) ‘Community Photography, Now and Then’. Photoworks 21. Brighton: Photoworks.
[Edited transcription of round-table discussion with Ben Burbidge (University of Sussex and Photoworks editor), Andrew Dewdney (Professor, London Southbank University) Matt Daw (PhotoVoice), Noni Stacey (PARC, University of the Arts London) and Eugnie Dolberg (artist). This article explores the histories of community photography in Britain, questions what terms such as ‘participation’ really mean, and considers the implications of the current art world interest in collaborative practices.]
Ø Luvera, A. (2014) ‘Mr Maholta’s Party’. Source 79. Belfast: Source.
[Edited transcription from oral history interview conducted with the artist, curator and activist Sunil Gupta, co-founder of the organisations Autograph and INIVA, and editor of the 1990 publication Ecstatic Antibodies, widely regarded a seminal contribution to the discourse of the analysis of the visual rhetoric of HIV / AIDS.]
Ø Luvera, A. (2014) Not Going Shopping. Brighton: Photoworks, New Writing South and Pink Fringe.
[4,000 copies distributed freely across the city of Brighton & Hove, to accompany exhibition of Not Going Shopping, a solo exhibition staged in public spaces across Brighton & Hove from 07/02/14 – 07/03/14. Funded and supported by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Photoworks, New Writing South, Pink Fringe, and Queer in Brighton.]
Ø Luvera, A. and Jastrezbka, M. (2014) Queer in Brighton. Brighton: Photoworks, New Writing South and Pink Fringe.
[Edited collection of critical writing, excerpts from oral history interviews, creative writing, and photography focusing on the cultural heritage of LGBT* people in the UK]
Ø Luvera, A. (Oct. 2014) ‘Anthony Luvera’s Not Going Shopping’. www.photomonitor.co.uk
[Features Not Going Shopping on the cover and as lead portfolio with an accompanying interview conducted by Sarah Allen (University College London)]