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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

External Roles and Professional Activities

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


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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