Beryl Graham is Professor of New Media Art at the School of Arts, Design and Media, University of Sunderland, and co-editor of CRUMB. She is a writer, curator and educator with many years of professional experience as a media arts organiser, and was head of the photography department at Projects UK, Newcastle, for six years. She curated the international exhibition Serious Games for the Laing and Barbican art galleries, and has also worked with The Exploratorium, San Francisco, and San Francisco Camerawork.
Her Ph.D. concerned audience relationships with interactive art in gallery settings, and she has written widely on the subject for periodicals including Leonardo, Journal of Curatorial Studies, and Art Monthly. Her book Digital Media Art was published by Heinemann in 2003, and she co-authored with Sarah Cook the book Rethinking Curating: Art After New Media for MIT Press in 2010. In 2014 she edited the book New Collecting: Exhibiting and Audiences (Ashgate). She has chapters in many books including New Media in the White Cube and Beyond (University of California Press), Theorizing digital cultural heritage (MIT Press) and Museum Media (Wiley-Blackwell). Dr. Graham has been an invited speaker at conferences including Navigating Intelligence (Banff), Creativity and Cognition (Sydney), Decoding the Digital (Victoria and Albert Museum), and Cultural Value and the Digital (Tate Modern).
She supervises several PhD researchers including AHRC-funded studentships, and is Programme Leader of MA Curating. She leads the yearly Curating Art After New Media: Professional Development Short Course in London.