Barnaby Drabble is a writer, curator, researcher and educator. His work focuses on social, political and environmental aspects of contemporary art in the broader context of visual culture. Projects have addressed issues of public space, urbanism, ecology, migration, intellectual property, social and environmental justice and civil disobedience.
He has curated numerous independent exhibitions, screenings, discussions and events in the public space. He contributes to art magazines, writes texts for catalogues, websites and thematic publications and has edited several collections of texts on curating.
He is a senior lecturer and researcher at the édhéa, Valais school of art in Sierre, Switzerland where he teaches a seminar on Social Practice and conducts his research. He is the co-founder of the discursive archiving project Curating Degree Zero and the Postgraduate Program in Curating at the Zurich University of the Arts. He holds a PhD in visual culture from Edinburgh University.
He is an Editorial Board member of the Journal for Artistic Research.