Dr Stephen Wilson is a writer, educator, and curator working across art and culture in precarious identities. Currently his research focuses on theories of attention within contemporary art, disability, Southeast Asia and insecure biopolitics. Since completing a doctorate at the Royal College of Art in London, recent edited publications include: Memories of the Future: On Countervision (Peter Lang 2017), The Persistence of Taste: Art, Museums and Everyday Life After Bourdieu (Routledge 2018) and Transpersonal, instructions (*upcoming).
Since 2015, he has curated Where Theory Belongs, Decommissioned, Transpersonal: art & life directives and We Want Everything at London’s ICA alongside co-curating ‘In formation’. He is a full member of WFSF and the Racial Imaginary Institute co-curating On Nationalism 2022: The Fragility and the Possibility of “We”. Wilson has been a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University New York, Department of Anthropology (2015/16) and a Visiting Professor at the Jorge B. Vargas Museum and Filipiniana Research Center, University of the Philippines (2018/19). He is a Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Theory Coordinator at Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Colleges of Art, University of the Arts London and a Visiting Tutor on the Fine Art Programme at The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford.