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Academic Biography

Dr Paul Stewart is an artist and researcher based In Newcastle, who makes curatorial and installation performative works through text, sound and karaoke. His first book Art, Critical Pedagogy and Capitalism will be published December 2020 with Routledge.

He is a lecturer in Fine Art at Teesside University. Completed a PhD in Art and Philosophy (2018) Teesside University and a MA in Art and Politics from Goldsmiths College as well as a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art from Lincoln University (2011). He co-founded the Middlesbrough Art Weekender in 2017 and has set up projects including the Alternative Art College (2011-2014) and currently co-running Bad Spirits with Dawn Bothwell. Core elements in his practice and research include the effects of neoliberalism on Higher Education structures and Critical Pedagogy as a methodology in art making alongside research into digital communities in art making and the effects of digital making on curation and collection processes.

PhD and Research Opportunities

 PhD Areas

  • Postdigital practice 
  • Arts and Moving Image 
  • Hegemonic and agonisitic practices 
  • Curatorial stratagies 
  • arts and public engagement 
  • pedagogical apporaches to arts production and arts education


Current students 

Jonathan Lovell
Second supervisor
Project title: Reconsidering the act of creation, reproduction and dissemination within Image making and a Post-Digital context

Aidan Moesby
Second supervisor
Project title: Under the Clouds: A practice-based investigation at the intersection of Art, Digital and Disability within a weather based metalogue

External Roles and Professional Activities

  • Peer Reviewer for Arts and Humanites Education Journal - Sage Publication 
  • Co-investigator for Creative Fuse North east 
  • Editior for 


External positions

External Examiner BA Fine Art, University of Lincoln

15 Dec 202015 Dec 2024

Committee Member , DECR Committee for the Association for Arts Historians

1 Aug 2020 → …

Advisory Board , North East CVAN

11 Jan 2018 → …


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