Adrian Favell

Academic Associate

Fellow at the British Academy Chair in Sociology and Social Theory and Director of Bauman Institute at the University of Leeds

Adrian Favell has been Professorial Academic Associate at SISJAC since 2015. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Chair in Sociology and Social Theory at the University of Leeds, UK, and directs the Bauman Institute there. A 2006-7 Japan Foundation Abe Fellow, he is the author of Before and After Superflat: A Short History of Japanese Contemporary Art 1990-2011 (2012), and has also published essays in Art in America, Bijutsu Techo, Impressions, Artforum, and ART-iT online, as well as in art catalogues, such as the Ashmolean 2021 exhibition, Tokyo: Art and Photography. At SISJAC he has organised events on contemporary Japanese art and architecture, with a special interest in “post growth” urban and rural social art projects, and the work of younger generation art collectives and activists. More info available on his personal website and a full set of his publications and interventions on Japanese arts and cultures can be found at: