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T E A C H I N G  &  R E S E A R C H

above still from video, Buryiat (2014) filmed at Mongolian Restricted Border Region near Siberia. 2014 ©  FormLAB, ARS, New York

The Artist as Explorer

As a visiting artist, Les Joynes is Fellow at the Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) at The University of the Arts London researching art processes that engage other cultures, disciplines, collaboration and notions of archive. As 2014 US Fulbright-Hays awardee he was invited by the US and Mongolian governments to lead an expedition to Tsaatan nomadic reindeer herding peoples at the Mongolian border region with Siberia.


FormLAB is featured in a forthcoming book on the Artist Exploration exploring geographically dispersed practices as a new potential form of conceptual art.

In 2015, he launched the Arts and Research Lecture Series at Mongolia State University for Art & Culture, Ulaanbaatar; He has presented at the University of California, Santa Barbara; National University of Singapore, La Salle College of Art and Singapore, University of Coventry, and at Leeds Metropolitan University College of Art and Graphic Design. (imag, Joynes at Tsaatan Reindeer Encampment in Northern Khovsgol Province, Mongolia, 2014.

He co-led sculpture and performance workshops in 2013 with the Hemispheric Institute (New York University) and In São  2014 explored process-based art at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.


He was Curatorial Assistant for Taipei Biennial at Nanjo & Associates, Japan snd curator for Network: an exhibition of 200 artists from the UK, US, Japan and Korea at P-House Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. (as part of the Japan-UK Cultural Year). At the Bauhaus Foundation Dessau he was a Fellow researching Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris’ (Le Corbusier) notion of the utopian city in Singapore exploring local identity and social reactions to community modernization and development.


He is trained in research methodologies and international management, and possesses an M.Sc. in Management from Boston University and the Vrije Universiteit Brussels Faculteit Economische en Sociale Wetenschappen (Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences); and an MBA from California State University where he researched  “Managing The Technology Transfer Process: The Parallel Learning Mechanism” (Dankook University Press).

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