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Frazer Ward

Professor of Art; Department Chair of Art

Frazer Ward


Hillyer Hall 310


Frazer Ward teaches courses on the history and theory of modern and contemporary art and architecture. He is the author of No Innocent Bystanders: Performance Art and Audience (2012), and his work appears widely in books, journals and catalogs. His current research interests, alongside his longstanding interest in performance art, include the implications of new imaging technologies, the effects of globalization on the practices and histories of art, and the role of art in contemporary public spheres.

Ward serves on the editorial boards of the University of New England Press series Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture and the electronic journal InVisible Culture.

Selected Publications

No Innocent Bystanders: Performance Art and Audience (University Press of New England, 2012).

Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday 3–4:30 p.m.
and by appointment.


Ph.D., Cornell University
M.A., B.A., University of Sydney

Selected Works in Smith ScholarWorks