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Aesthetics and Political Epistemology

British Society of Aesthetics Connections Grant 2023. This project explores how aesthetic phenomena interact with political culture, with philosophers working across epistemology and aesthetics today.

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Jasmina Cibic: The Gift

I collaborated with artist Jasmina Cibic, writing a new text on Four Freedoms for a screening of her film, 'The Gift', at the Barbican in 2023. The text is available together with a limited edition print.


Art and Knowledge Forum

Art & Knowledge in the Twentieth Century is a four-year research programme (2017-21), sponsored by the Jeffrey Rubinoff Sculpture Park in Canada. Co-headed with James Fox (Cambridge), resulting in a 2023 book.


Roots and Seeds XXI Jury

I'm a jury member for this Art & Science initiative, awarding project funds to an art project on plant life (2021).


Hybrid Family

I worked as the philosophy consultant to the artist Maja Smrekar on this performance piece, Hybrid Family (2016). Smrekar went on to win Golden Nica at Ars Electronica 2017.



This exhibition showed at the Venice Biennale off-programe (2015). I co-curated it with Adina Drinceanu and Sarah Hegenbart, showing the work of Christoph Schlingensief and Nicola Brandt.


Nicola Brandt: Earth Inside

I curated Nicola Brandt's solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Namibia (2014).


Digital Art Research Group

This research group, which I ran together with Aline Guillermet, Mara Polgovsky and Martin Zellinger, investigates the challenges for contemporary art in the digital age. (2017-18)


Dreams of Homunculi

I collaborated with artist Charles Ogilvie to create this video installation at the Museum for the History of Science, Oxford (2015).


In-Site: Ashmolean Museum

I co-curated this site-specific show at the Ashmolean (2014). Image: Jess Draper's work.

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