Paul Alexander Stewart

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Academic Biography

Dr Paul Stewart is an artist and researcher based In Newcastle. He is a Principal lecturer and co-leads the UG Fine Art programme and the UG ad PG Curating suite at MIMA School of Art and Design, 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 collectives 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, democracy and art practice 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. His New book with Routledge: Art, Critical Pedagogy and Capitalism was published in Dec 2020.

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

Russell Pollard
Second supervisor


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 (Critical Studies), Goldsmiths, University of London

1 Apr 20221 Apr 2025

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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  • Art, Critical Pedagogy and Capitalism

    Stewart, P. A., 1 Nov 2020, Routledge. 176 p. (Visual Modernities)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Assembly of Actions: Learning to DO

    Stewart, P. A., 1 Apr 2022

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition

  • Teaching in the Age of Covid-19: The New Normal

    Jandrić, P., Fuentes Martinez, A., Reitz, C., Jackson, L., Grauslund, D., Hayes, D., Lukoko, H. O., Hogan, M., Mozelius, P., Arantes, J. A., Levinson, P., Ozoliņš, J. J., Kirylo, J. D., Carr, P. R., Hood, N., Tesar, M., Sturm, S., Abegglen, S., Burns, T., Sinfield, S., & 49 othersStewart, G. T., Suoranta, J., Jaldemark, J., Gustafsson, U., Monzó, L. D., Kokić, I. B., Kihwele, J. E., Wright, J., Kishore, P., Stewart, P. A., Bridges, S. M., Lodahl, M., Bryant, P., Kaur, K., Hollings, S., Brown, J. B., Steketee, A., Prinsloo, P., Hazzan, M. K., Jopling, M., Mañero, J., Gibbons, A., Pfohl, S., Humble, N., Davidsen, J., Ford, D. R., Sharma, N., Stockbridge, K., Pyyhtinen, O., Escaño, C., Achieng-Evensen, C., Rose, J., Irwin, J., Shukla, R., SooHoo, S., Truelove, I., Buchanan, R., Urvashi, S., White, E. J., Novak, R., Ryberg, T., Arndt, S., Redder, B., Mukherjee, M., Komolafe, B. F., Mallya, M., Devine, N., Sattarzadeh, S. D. & Hayes, S., 1 Oct 2022, In: Post Digital Science and Education . 4, p. 877–1015

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
  • Teaching in the Age of Covid-19—1 Year Later

    Stewart, P. A., 10 Aug 2021, In: Post Digital Science and Education . p. 1073–1223

    Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issuepeer-review

    Open Access
  • Bad Spirits: Saleh: Contemporary art in focus

    Stewart, P. A. & Bothwell, D., 22 Feb 2020

    Research output: Non-textual formExhibition