Vitae

Dr Paul Alexander Stewart
paulstewart.art@gmail.com
p.stewart@tees.ac.uk
Work and Projects:
Bad Spirits: co-founder (with Dawn Bothwell) 10/2018 – present
MIMA School of Art: Lecturer Fine Art and BA Course Leader 07/2017– present
MIMA: Research Associate (Creative Fuse) 01/2018 – 01/2019
Middlesbrough Art Weekender: Co- founder and Director (ACE funded) 10/2016 – 02/2019
MIMA: Digital Fellow 01/2015 – 09/2015
Tate Gallery: Learning Research coordinator 03/2013 – 04/2015
The Alternative Art College: Founder 02/2011 – 08/2014

Curatorial and Commissions
• February 2020, Durham Castle Commission
• October 2019, Mark Kasumovic, Bad Spirits.
• June, 2019, Bad Spirits with Barbara Steveni, Baltic 39.
• June 2019, Susie Green, Bad Spirits.
• April 2019, Gayle Meikle, Bad Spirits.
• March 2019, School of the Damned, Bad Spirits.
• Feburary 2019, Racheal MacArthur, Bad Sprits
• November 2018, Harold Offeh, Bad Spirits.
• October 2018, Co-Director and Lead 
Curator, Middlesbrough Art 
Weekender.
• January 2018, Northumbria University, ‘What you want, Baby I got it…’
• January 2018, ZdHK (Zurich), Performing through knowledge 2.0
• November 2017, Baltic (commissioned by New Contemporaries for Syllabus) Performing Through Knowledge.
• August 2017, Goldsmiths College, Insomnia.
• June 2017, Newbridge Projects, anti- university performance.
• May 2017 Co-Director and Lead 
Curator, Middlesbrough Art 
Weekender.
• July 2016, Kunstverien am Rosa 
Luxembourg Platz -Individuating 
(Group Show).
• March – September 2015, mima 
(Middleborough Institute of Modern 
Art) Situation Unit.
• March 2015, Tate Modern- 
Rethinking Series: Ethnography.
• January 2015, Tate Britain – 
Territories of Practice (Chelsea 
College of Art).
• December 2014, Tate Modern – 
McAulay Level 0 Exploring 
Experience.
• December 2014, Tate Modern – 
Rethinking Series: Practice As 
Research
• October to December 2014, T ate 
Modern and Tate Britain – PMS 
series (Chelsea College of Arts)
• October 2014, Tate Modern – 
Tate Research Centre: Learning 
Launch.
• May 2014, Tate Britain- Learning 
Gallery Live Art and Film Making

Education
• PhD – Teesside University (2018)
• MA Art and Politics. Goldsmiths College London, (2012)
• BA Fine Art. 1st Class. University of Lincoln, (2011).
• Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art, Import Projects, Berlin (2016)
• European Graduate School, Switzerland (2015)

Writing/published works
• Monograph, Book – Art, Capital and Critical Pedagogy, Routledge June 2020.
• Book Chapter, Digital and automation in art, Springer, 2020.
• Head Editor, Curating in Digital Communities, oncurating.org, publish date Autumn 2019
• Book Chapter, Art and Activism: beyond the gallery walls, Sense Publishing, Rotterdam, 2016.
• Co-editor and contributor, OnCurating Issue 31, Estrangement: Art Politics and Curating, July 2016.
• To Depart, Text published by Interkors Magazine, Denver US, October 2015.
• Art Zip Magazine, Knowledge is Priceless, April 2014.

Awards / Fundraising
• ACE G4A Awarded 2018, Middlesbrough Art Weekender.
• ACE G4A Award 2017, Middlesbrough Art Weekender.
• Fully Funded PhD by Practice – 2014-2017.
• AHRC Cultural Value – Tate 2013
• British council Funding 2012
• ADM Academy Competition 2011

Talks
• Gender and the digital in art, LCCT, Goldsmiths July 2019.
• Art and its own production, Raymond Williams Society, April 2019.
• Digital Curating, British Museum, September 2018.
• Artist-led regeneration, Creative FUSE. Watershed, Bristol Creative, Knowledge, Cities, July 2018/
• Art Performance and Pedagogy. London Conference of Critical Thought, Westminster University, June 2018.
• Creative FUSE, Colbolt Studios, March 2018.
• Artist Talk, University of Northumbria, January 2018.
• Curating the interval, Zurich, ZdHK, January 2018
• Conversations in Painting, Middlesbrough, The Auxiliary, December 2017
• Conversations in Painting, Middlesbrough, Platform A, November 2017
• Learn to Act Conference, Sheffield University. June 2017
• Alternative Pedagogies, NewBridge Projects Newcastle, Feb 2017.
• OnCurating Launch, Motto Books Berlin, 23rd July 2016.
• Critical Education conference, Middlesex University, 8-11 August 2016.
• Paper Presentation, London Conference of Critical Thought, Recuperation stream, Birkbeck, June 24-25 2016.
• Teesside University, Festival of Learning, Art School in the 21st Century – March 2015
• University of East London, Difference of Education, Educating Difference, Alternative Art College and radical Pedagogy – Feb 2015
• Cleveland Institute of Art, Unruly Engagements Conference, ‘Just Say No!’ Alternative Strategies to Art Education – with Mary O’Neill – Nov 2014
• Tate Britain, Natural History Museum Learning department – June 2014.

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