Peter Ainsworth

Peter Ainsworth lives and works in London. He is a Senior Lecturer in Photography at University of Portsmouth. His work has been exhibited internationally and is held in the collection of the Museum of Fine Art Houston. He has been awarded a Pavilion Commission, Flash Forward Award, and was the recipient of the inaugural Dazed and Confused Emerging Artist Award. His work has been exhibited at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon, NRW-Forum, Dusseldorf, Flowers East Gallery, London, National Media Museum, Bradford, Quad, Derby, and George and Jorgen Gallery, London. He is currently undertaking a PhD in the Visual Cultures Department of Goldsmiths University, London with working title, Allure, Reception and Affect of the Contemporary Photographic image.


A Mapper Obliquely, 2017-2018

Within the context of the project it is my intention to build upon previous bodies of work engaging with how structures, strictures and relations form concepts of meaning. The new work proposed, with working title, A Mapper Obliquely, will engage with notions of narrative creation and the archival process undertaken within the museum space. The focus will be in the context of museum display and the experience of artefacts within this context, how these mediated viewings may reference a particular trajectory of discourse in consideration of the relation between artefact and viewer. In this context, I am looking at the manner that consumer level 3-D scanning software may be utilised as metaphor to emphasise a particular ideological construction of the museum space and also be used to explore the meaning of contemporary photographic images as being something incomplete. 

—Peter Ainsworth