Senior Lecturer Fine Art (Theoretical and Contextual Studies)
Theo is a writer, researcher and Senior Lecturer in Theoretical and Contextual Studies. His teaching experience spans a range of levels and subject areas, from MA Cultural Theory to Foundation Art and Design. He holds a BA in Fine Art, an MA in Critical Theory and a PhD in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths College.
His research interests cluster around the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in contemporary art. This terrain has been explored through a guest-edited issue of the journal Third Text on the theme of ‘ethico-aesthetic repairs’, and a monograph entitled In The Shadow of Transgression: Ethics of Contemporary Art, forthcoming with Bloomsbury Academic Press.
Another strand of his research examines strategies of speculation, deception and fiction in art, visual culture and philosophy. This area has been explored in journal articles, book chapters and most recently a co-edited a book entitled Fiction as Method (Sternberg: 2017). Current research examines mechanisms of speculation and storytelling, with a particular focus on art and ecology.