Dissecting 7 Reece Mews – Connoisseurship and the discourse on Francis Bacon’s relationship to photography, Conference: Connoisseurship in Contemporary Art Research, Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Helsinki, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, University of Helsinki and University of Turku, 29 – 30 November 2018.
‘Web of Looks – The Gaze in Art and All Too Human’, invited speaker. Talk and panel discussion: What Makes Us Human: Conversations on Art and Philosophy, The Gaze. Tate Britain, 12 May 2018. On the occasion of the exhibition All Too Human Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life, Tate Britain, 28 February – 27 August 2018.
‘Kill your Darlings – Francis Bacons Porträts nach fotografischen Vorlagen’ (Francis Bacon’s portraits after photographic sources), public lecture: Clemens Sels Museum Neuss, 18 February 2018, on the occasion of the exhibition Wunsch & Wirklichkeit Der Einfluss der Fotografie auf das Porträt (Desire & Reality: The Influence of Photography on Portraiture’).
Response to film “Deakin: Double Exposures, Exchanges with Francis Bacon”, invited speaker. Research seminar: Multiple Meanings – photographic double exposures in the work of John Deakin, Francis Bacon and Daniella Zalcman. Paul Mellon Centre, London, 15 June 2016.
“Tearing One Another Apart”: Denis Wirth-Miller and Francis Bacon, Conference: The Not-So-Silent Partner: Artistic Practice and Collaboration, Part I, 103rd annual CAA conference, New York, 13 February 2015.
The Image Bank – On Photography and Print Media in Francis Bacon’s Studio, Symposium: ‘Francis Bacon’s Library and its Role in his Art’, Trinity College Dublin & Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, 20 October 2012.
Francis Bacon and David Cronenberg. The Inner Beauty and Other Aspects, Public lecture & screening of David Cronenberg’s The Fly, 1986. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, 25 October 2009, on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Francis Bacon A Terrible Beauty’. More info on the exhibition.