Winchester School of Art

Gordon Hon

Primary position:
Lecturer, Contemporary Studies


The University of Southampton
Mr Gordon Hon's photo

Gordon oversees the provision of art and design theory across the school. His background is in Fine Art painting and video, although his research is theory rather than practice-based.
His research interests are currently in the political uses of contemporary art, particularly in regards to nationalism, identity and globalisation. He is working, with Bashir Makhoul, on contemporary Palestinian art and its relationship to the idea of origin and nationalism in late capitalist globalisation.


The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)


Hon, Gordon, Adwan, L. (ed.) (2008) Nakba in Yiddish. Mizna, 10, (1)


Makhoul, Bashir and Hon, Gordon (2013) The origins of Palestinian art, Liverpool, GB, University of Liverpool Press, 269pp. (Value: Art: Politics, 9).
Hon, Gordon (ed.) (2012) Enter Ghost, Exit Ghost, Jerusalem, IL, Palestinian Art Court, 53pp.

Book Section

Hon, Gordon (2013) Blessed oblivion. In, Makhoul, Bashir (ed.) Palestinian Video Art: Constellation of the Moving Image. Jerusalem, IL, Palestinian Art Court - al Hoash.
Makhoul, Bashir and Hon, Gordon (2008) Found in conflict - Bashir Makhoul in conversation with Gordon Hon. In, Harris, Jonathan (ed.) Identity Theft: Cultural Colonisation and Contemporary Art. Liverpool, GB, Liverpool University Press. (Tate Liverpool Critical Forum, 10).
Hon, Gordon (2007) Return and the spectres of occupation. In, Gillett, John (ed.) Bashir Makhoul: Return in Conflict. New York, IssueArt Publishing, 63-74.
Hon, Gordon (2005) Dreaming in the ruins. In, Tiapkin, A (ed.) International Transactions in the Humanities. Riga, Latvia, SIA Jumi, 409-422.


Research project

Enter Ghost, Exit Ghost - Dormant

Exhibition by Bashir Makhoul in 2012 which raises questions about the kinds of spaces that have emerged in sites of conflict and in the urban margins of globalization


Mr Gordon Hon
Winchester School of Art University of Southampton Park Avenue Winchester Hampshire SO23 8DL

Room Number: WSA/A1013