Visiting Lecturer in History of Art, UCL

Theo is a visiting lecturer at UCL, where he teaches a course on gender and sexuality in art in London, and has submitted his PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art, with the title 'Sex and Violence: A New Psychoanalysis of Art of the American AIDS Crisis'.

His thesis examines art made in the United States between 1987 and 1996 that addresses itself to the socio-political crisis of the AIDS epidemic. He considers three distinct but related projects that each expose aggression as central to an understanding of art of the American AIDS crisis, exploring how artists manifest socio-political violence in works that address the experiences of people with AIDS as discriminated against in an aggressive and unequal society.

His research examines fantasies of murder in Gregg Bordowitz's video work, the photographic representation of women with AIDS, and the role of oral pleasure and destruction in the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Experience

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    Visiting Lecturer, UCL