Curriculum Vitae: Dr Lola Frost

Personal Information

Nationality: South African and British. Date of birth: 13 March 1950.


PhD Visual Arts, Goldsmiths College, University of London, United Kingdom, 2007

MFA Painting, Rhodes University, South Africa, 1985

BA Graphic Art, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, 1971

Teaching Posts

Visiting lecturer, Historical Context of Art and Design, Working Men’s College, London, 2007-2012

Part time Art Theory Senior Lecturer, Fine Art department, Technikon Natal, 1995-2002

Art History and Art Theory lecturer, Fine Art department, Technikon Natal, 1990-1995

Drawing Tutor, Architecture Department, University of Natal, 1987-1989

Art History Lecturer, Fine Art Department, Rhodes University, 1986



Somerset House East Wing, Kings College London, Taking Risks 2014  

Frameless Gallery, London. Coming Alive, 2013

Goldsmiths College Visual Art Department, University of London, PhD Degree Show, 2007

Keynes College Art Gallery, University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom, 2000

NSA Gallery, Durban, South Africa, 1996

Rhodes University Art School Gallery, Grahamstown, 1996

Technikon Natal Art Gallery, Durban, South Africa, 1993

Thompson Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1993

Natal Society of the Arts, Durban, South Africa, 1987

1820 Settlers Museum, Grahamstown, South Africa, 1981


Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town. 1910 – 2010: From Pierneef to Gugulective. 2010

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, 1997

Cape Town Triennale, Cape Town, 1991

Sud del Mundo, Cape Town and Johannesburg, 1990


Durban Art Gallery: Johannesburg Art Gallery: Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg: King George V Art Gallery, Port Elizabeth: Newcastle Carnegie Art Gallery, Kwa-Zulu Natal:  Rhodes University Alumni Collection: University of Stellenbosch Collection: University of Natal Collection.


Portrait of Archbishop Hurley: Vice Chancellor of the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, 1995

Portrait of Tex Harris: US Consul, 1992


‘Compassion as Risk’ in The Politics of Compassion. eds. Michael Ure and Mervyn Frost, Routledge, London,  2014

Aesthetics and Politics. Global Society, Vol.24, No3, Routledge, London.  July 2010

Negativity in Painting, PhD thesis, Senate House Library, University of London. London 2007

Jeremy Wafer Artist’s Book. David Krut Publishing. Johannesburg 2001

‘Checking one another’s credentials’ in Grey Areas: Representation, Identity and Politics in Contemporary South Africa. eds. Brenda Atkinson and Candice Breitz, Chalkham Hill Press. Johannesberg, 1999

Papers and Public Lectures

Whose Sublime: Aesthetics and the International. What does the aesthetic want from us and IR? BISA Art &Politics Working Group Workshop. Warwick University.  September 2014.

Aesthetic Free Play and Becoming. Toward New Global Imaginaries: Feminist Thinking on Creativity and Imagination as Social Resources. ISA Conference, Montreal, Canada, March 2011 and also at the Critical Political Theory Conference, Essex University, June 2011

Free Play and Becoming. Lecture at the Michaelis School of Art, University of Cape Town, South Africa. 2011

The Political Life of Art. Symposium: Aesthetics and Politics, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland, June 2010

Compassion and Politics. Joint paper at workshop on Compassion and Politics. Monash University, Prato, Italy. 2009

Aesthetics and Politics. Workshop for Aesthetics and International Relations: Exploring the Frontiers of Visual and Cultural Politics. Birmingham University, UK. 2009

Art’s Double Politics. Visual and Performing Arts Department, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2009

Art and the Political. ‘Challenge’ Workshop, Luberon, France, 2008


Leverhulme Kings College Artist in Residence, War Studies, Kings College London, 2014/15


Taking Risks Copyright © 2014 by Lola Audrey Frost . All Rights Reserved.


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