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Theo Reeves-Evison is a writer, researcher and Senior Lecturer in Theoretical and Contextual Studies at Birmingham School of Art, where his research focuses on the critical imbrications of art, ecology and speculation. From 2018-22 he was the principal investigator on the Leverhulme funded research project Speculative Natures: Contemporary Art and Interventionist Ecology’, which resulted in several publications, workshops and curated events. 


He holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and an MA in Critical Theory from the University of Nottingham. He is the editor, together with Jon K. Shaw, of Fiction as Method (Sternberg, 2017), and has published articles in journals such as Parallax, New Formations and Critical Inquiry. In 2018 he edited a special issue of the journal Third Text on the theme of ‘ethico-aesthetic repairs’ with Mark Rainey, and his first monograph on the Ethics of Contemporary Art was published in 2020 by Bloomsbury Academic Press.


As a speaker, he has made invited presentations and chaired discussions at institutions such as the Southbank Centre, MACBA, and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie’s Studium Generale. Projects currently in development include a second monograph entitled The Future in Four Acts: Art and Ecology in a Warming World (under review) and a long-term research inquiry into ‘The Political Ecology of Volume’ together with Lydia Cole, Matt Barlow and Yolande Ariadne Collins.



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