Dr Ross Sinclair is an artist, writer and musician and is currently Reader in Contemporary Art Practice in the School of Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art. He is best known for his ‘Real Life Project’ initiated when he had the words REAL LIFE tattooed in black ink across his back, at Terry’s Tattoo parlour in Glasgow, 1994.
The ‘Real Life Project’ has been disseminated across a range of exhibition and publication contexts, positioned against a critical framework of contested models of audience participation. This has built a 20-year durational performance project that connects with the public at a dynamic intersection of ideas, context, performance and artpractice. These projects have been exhibited extensively in public and private spaces, museums and galleries in the UK, Europe, USA, South Korea, Japan and Australia in almost 50 solo and 150 group exhibitions.