Dr Natasha Adamou
Culture and Enterprise Programme; Associate Lecturer and Unit Leader, BA Culture, Criticism and Curation
I am an art historian specialising in contemporary art in Europe, USA, and Latin America since the 1980s. My areas of expertise are in the use of found objects in contemporary sculpture; replicas and reconstructions; transnational exchanges; art and the postindustrial city; exhibition histories; and critical theory. I am currently working on a book manuscript provisionally entitled: Readymade, Found Object, Replica: Contemporary Sculpture and the Post-industrial City, which expands on my doctoral thesis about the role of found objects and their replicas in redefining sculpture after the 1980s. I am also developing a research project about reconstructing exhibitions, together with Michaela Giebelhausen, that will result in the publication of an edited volume.
I am Associate Lecturer and Unit Leader, Aspects of Culture Stage 1 at the BA Culture, Criticism and Curation, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. I am also Early Career Research Fellow at the Kingston School of Art, London (March 2016 - July 2018). Prior to joining Central Saint Martins, I was the Henry Moore Foundation–British School at Rome Fellow in Sculpture (October-December 2015), and Visiting Fellow at the School of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex (2015-16). I have published essays on the work of Gabriel Orozco in the Sculpture Journal (Liverpool University Press, December 2016), and in the book Sabotage Art: Politics and Iconoclasm in Contemporary Latin America (I.B.Tauris, 2016). In the past, I worked on large-scale international art exhibitions and in galleries in New York and in Athens, including the exhibition Monument to Now (2004), The Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art (Athens); Outlook--International Art Exhibition (Athens, 2003) curated by Christos M. Joachimides; apexart: international curatorial programme (New York); and as Director at the Breeder Gallery (Athens).