Stephanie Dieckvoss

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Stage 1 Leader BA Culture, Criticism and Curation Unit Leader MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise

Central Saint Martins


Stephanie Dieckvoss holds a fractional post as Stage 1 Leader on BA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central Saint Martins since September 2014. Since January 2016 she is furthermore unit leader on MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise and has conceived and runs a unit entitled "Local and Global Challenges".

In her work at CSM, Stephanie teaches across all stages on undergraduate and postgraduate level and supervises assignments and dissertations. She has successfully developed modules, electives, units and a course (MA ACE), which went smoothly through validation in 2015. As an art historian, her fields of teaching encompass modern and contemporary art history, art market studies and globalization. Stephanie holds MAs in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London (Renaissance Art) and the University of Hamburg, where she graduated with a study on hysteria in the oeuvre of Louise Bourgeois. In 2015, Stephanie graduated from Warwick Business School with an MBA (Public Administration) and in October 2016 she expects to finish her postgraduate certificate in Academic Practice in Art, Design and Communication.

Stephanie furthermore teaches at IESA, Christie's Education and Sotheby's Institute. She is a regular guest speaker on the art market at conferences and talks. Stephanie also runs a arts management consultancy and is the London art market correspondent for "Handelsblatt" and "Neue Zürcher Zeitung". She writes and publishes academic articles, and edits books and catalogues.

Currently she is co-authoring and co-editing a special edition of "Kunstforum" with the title "Kunstfertigkeiten", analysing skills based arts education across the world.

Before steering her career in a more academic direction, Stephanie has developed a wealth of experience in cultural management in the public and private sector, with over 15 year experience in commercial art galleries and art fairs, as well as not-for-profit institutions. She managed the Anish Kapoor Exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery and raised over £2 million for the expansion of the Serpentine Gallery by organising their charity auction in partnership with Sotheby's.  She was Fair Manager for Frieze Art Fair from its Launch until 2006, Co-Director of Art HK: Hong Kong International Art Fair from 2007-2009 and Fair Director of Art 13-Art15 from 2012 - 2014. 

Her research is based on cross-disciplinarity, collaboration, and sharing. She considers all areas of her professional engagement as part of her research process, being this professional work, journalistic activities and teaching. They all influence research interests, activities, and outputs. Stephanie writes and publishes in German and English. 

Research interests

Modern and contemporary art histories, art market studies, art and conflict, the art school as institution, globalisation and power, sustainability in the art world.

Research outputs