Dr. Natasha Adamou
I am an art historian specialising in contemporary sculpture in Europe, USA, and Latin America. My areas of expertise are in the use of found objects; replicas and reconstructions; sculpture and the post-industrial city; transnational exchanges; exhibition histories; and critical theory. Prior to joining Central Saint Martins, I held positions as an Early Career Research Fellow at the Kingston School of Art, London (2016-18); Henry Moore Foundation–British School at Rome Fellow in Sculpture (2015-16); 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). 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 Dr Michaela Giebelhausen, that will result in the publication of an edited volume.
In the past, I worked in international art exhibitions and galleries in New York and Athens, including the exhibition Monument to Now at The Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art (Athens, 2004); Outlook--International Art Exhibition curated by Christos M. Joachimides (Athens, 2003); apexart: international curatorial programme (New York); and as Director at the Breeder Gallery (Athens).