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Matthew MacKisack

Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter

Matthew MacKisack is a writer and historian of art and culture, interested in relationships between modernity, artistic practice, and the mind. He is an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Exeter Medical School and Guest Research Fellow at China Academy of Art, Hangzhou. He recently co-edited a special imagination-themed issue of the cognitive neuroscience journal Cortex, and in 2019 co-curated the AHRC-funded touring exhibition 'Extreme Imagination: Inside the Mind’s Eye', which explored the impact of individual differences in imagery experience on the creative process.


  • –present
    Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter


  • 2014 
    Goldsmiths College, University of London, PhD - History of Art