Oliver Doe

Course coordinator Master Non Linear Narrative

Oliver Doe is the course coordinator for the Master Non Linear Narrative programme, and also works independently as an artist, writer, and curator.

Oliver Doe (1994, IE/UK, they/them) explores queer communication through varying levels of coding and abstraction in a transmedia practice that incorporates painting, performance, text, and photography amongst other media. Research into use of colour, gesture, and other non-verbal lexicons as coded languages for cruising or signalling identity is central to this work, as well as the queer possibilities of abstraction within verbal language.

Doe’s recent research has been focused on linguistic abstraction as a performative mode that can both construct and deconstruct the possibilities of queer identity categories, communicating desire or identity beyond language as we expect it.

Oliver has exhibited widely throughout the EU and UK, as well as in the USA, and has published several poetry and performance publications since 2014. Their work is held in private collections across the UK, Ireland, USA, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, Croatia, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Sweden, Iceland, and Australia. They studied Fine Art at Newcastle University from 2012-2016, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Piet Zwart Institute MFA Programme in Rotterdam in 2022.