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Dr Natasha Adamou

Early Career Research Fellow


I am an art historian specializing in contemporary art in Europe, USA and Latin America, particularly in the use of ready-made and found objects in sculpture; legacies of Dada and Surrealism; replicas and reconstructions; transnational exchanges; art and the postindustrial city; exhibition histories, and critical theory. I am an Early Career Research Fellow at the Kingston School of Art and Unit Leader and Associate Lecturer in BA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. I was a Henry Moore Foundation–British School at Rome Fellow in Sculpture, and Visiting Fellow at the School of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex.

I have worked in arts organisations including the exhibition Monument to Now (Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art); Outlook: International Art Exhibition, Athens (curated by Christos M. Joachimides); apexart: NYC international curatorial programme; and as Director at the Breeder Gallery, Athens.

Areas of specialism

  • Contemporary sculpture
  • Readymade and found objects
  • Legacies of dada and surrealism
  • Exhibition histories
  • Art and the postindustrial city


  • PhD. Art History & Theory, School of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex, 2015
  • MA Art History & Theory (Distinction), School of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex, 2009
  • MA Museum Studies, University of Leicester, 2006


I am currently working on a book manuscript provisionally entitled: Readymade, Found Object, Replica: Contemporary Sculpture and the Post-industrial City, which expands on my doctoral thesis about the role of found objects and their replicas in redefining sculpture after the 1980s. I am also developing a collaborative research project about reconstructing exhibitions that will result in the publication of an edited volume.

I have published essays on the work of Gabriel Orozco in the Sculpture Journal (Liverpool University Press, December 2016), and in the book Sabotage Art: Politics and Iconoclasm in Contemporary Latin America (I.B.Tauris, 2016).


Number of items: 4.


Adamou, Natasha [Reviewer] (2017) Book Review of: 'Abstract bodies : sixties sculpture in the expanded field of gender' by David Getsym. Sculpture Journal, 26(1), pp. 127-129. ISSN (print) 1366-2724 (In Press)

Adamou, Natasha (2016) Henry Moore Foundation–BSR Fellowship in Sculpture : Shade Between Rings of Air : replication of architecture as sculpture : Carlo Scarpa/Gabriel Orozco, 1952/2003. Papers of the British School at Rome, 84, pp. 345-346. ISSN (print) 0068-2462

Adamou, Natasha (2016) Shade between rings of air : architecture, sculpture, replication : Carlo Scarpa/Gabriel Orozco, 1952/2003. Sculpture Journal, 25(3), pp. 401-419. ISSN (print) 1366-2724

Book Section

Adamou, Natasha (2016) Impossible objects : Gabriel Orozco’s Empty Shoe Box and Yielding Stone. In: Halart, Sophie and Polgovsky Ezcurra, Maria, (eds.) Sabotage art : politics and iconoclasm in contemporary Latin America. London, U.K. : I.B. Tauris. pp. 130-150. (International Library of Modern and Contemporary Art, no. 15) ISBN 9781784532253

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