Public workshop. Collaboration with Joanna Baines. Culture Lab, UCL East, London. 13.00 - 16.00 May 29th 2024 (Forthcoming)




'Informality in Arts: Towards an Impossible Encyclopaedia

Public workshop in which the work of IRN was be discussed.

Collaboration with Michal MurawskiAlena LedenevaDenis Maksimov et al. Pushkin House, London. 18.00 - 20.30, May 15th 2024 


‘Fringe, Fringeness and Fringy’

Presentation about the work of IRN and participation in round table discussion.

A part of ’Keep It Informal: Resisting Power in the Shadows of Systems’, book launch of Alena Ledeneva’s 'A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Informal Problem-Solving in Human Life,Volume 3 of The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, UCL Press Fringe Series, 2024’.

Pushkin House, London. 18.00 - 19.30, 6th March 2024


‘VSO Commissioning Project - The Role of Invigilators’

Contributing to Lizzie Thomson’s project working with museum structures, inputing into texts and construction of workshops.

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia. May 2023 - December 2023


‘Can We Archive a Secret?’

Workshop looking at the potential archival material of the Invigilator Research Network. Collaboration with Anna Sexton and Joanna Baines.

Concepts & Context Module, Archives & Records Management MA. University College London. November 2023 


‘Archiving Secrets’

Workshop looking at the potential archival material of the Invigilator Research Network. Collaboration with Dr. Anna Maguire and Joanna Baines.

A part of the Public History MA at University College London. May 2023



A part of book ‘The Book of Anonymity’ with universities of Hamburg, Bremen and Leuphana

Launch at Center for Digital Cultures (CDC), Leuphana Universität Lüneburg. 16.00 CET 3rd May 2021 


'(Un)Sichtbare Stimmen: Der Alltag von Museumsmitarbeiter*innen in der Corona-Krise'

IRN was approached by students from Leuphana University of Luneburg to participate in a research project utilising the photovoice method.

Online, Leuphana University of Luneburg. November 2020


‘Surveillance & Cultural Workers Performance Seminars (SCWPS)’ and ‘Invigilator Drinking Club’

Artist and worker peer review meetings. With administrative support from Artquest.

Artquest offices, London, and since March 25th 2020 due to COVID-19 social distancing measures. January - July 2020


‘A Worker's Art Market Audio Tour’

An audio tour through the wider ecology of London’s artworld, following the contribution of numerous, anonymous (value-adding) workers along the route.

Launching in October 2019 as part of VENICE AGENDAS 'THE MARKET: What is the Value of Art?' series of events. Recipient of the VA19 grant.


'Extracts from Study Room for Critical and Expanded Invigilation'

A collection of research and gestures that examines the everyday conditions of museum guards and proposes routes towards a more expansive understanding of the role.

K18 Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia

30th September - 14 October 2019


'Front of House Fashion Survey'

A fashion survey of invigilator uniforms sourced from the network. Timed to coincide with London Fashion Week.

Window Galleries, Central St Martins, London.

11th Febuary - 24th Febuary 2019. Live performance 18th Febuary 17.00 - 20.00



A group show of ‘works on paper’ covertly made by art gallery invigilators and museum guards during work hours.

Transforming Finance Conference 2019 by People's Private Equity, University of Greenwich, London.

16th February 2019 10:00 – 17:00 


Towards an Art History of Art Gallery Guards

A research-based installation that noted artists who have been gallery guards at some point in their career, and playfully speculated as to the influence this labour has had of their art practices.

A = Anonym’ Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany

24-27 October 2018


Invigilator Scarecrows'

Two banners designed to act in lieu of invigilators in gallery and museum spaces, maintaining an observed experience for visitors without the need for a physical employee.

One features a life-size portrait of an invigilator and the other is a photographic collection of watching eyes, sourced from real invigilators.

A = Anonym’ Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany

24-27 October 2018


Anonymity lab 2: Labour

IRN member Simon Farid took part in a panel on anonymity and labour. He discussed institutional labour as an anonymous practice.

A = Anonymity’ Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany

26 October 2018


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