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I am a senior lecturer and course director for MA Art Business (formerly MA Art Market and Appraisal (Professional Practice) at Kingston School of Art. My research centres around contemporary art markets with a focus on emerging markets, arfairs, cultural globalisation and the art school as institution.
I joined Kingston University in 2017, after having taught at Central Saint Martins (UAL) on a BA Culture, Criticism and Curation (from 2013-2017). I still teach at UAL on Art History, Art Markets and Globalisation; and at Sotheby's Institute of Art Online Faculty. Previously I taught on the MBA Art Business at IESA, Paris.
I hold MAs in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art and the University of Hamburg, an MBA (Public Services) from Warwick Business School, and a PgCert in Art and Design Education from UAL. I am a member of PAIM, TAIMSA and a fellow of the Higher Education Authority and chair of Contemporary Markets, TIAMSA.
I am also a writer and work freelance as a journalist and writer. I frequently give public talks and chair discussions on the art market. Before working in higher education I was managing international art fairs and working for institutions such as the Serpentine Gallery, in addition to galleries in Germany, the US and France.
I currently undertake a PhD supported by a TECHNE grant on art fairs.
Senior Lecturer and Course Director, MA Art Market & Appraisal (Professional Practice)
My research is based on cross-disciplinarity, collaboration, and sharing. I consider all areas of my professional engagement as part of my research process, being this professional work, journalistic activities, teaching as well as academic research. All these areas influence my research interests, activities, and outputs. My research is predominantly concerned with contemporary art markets and globalisation. I have published on the role of art academies within globalisation, and am preparing a number of journal articles around the role of the artist within the market. I have presented research on Frieze Art Fair as a platform for change in agency for the artist at the TIAMSA Art Fair Conference in London in July 2017 (proceedings forthcoming). I am furthermore interested in the art school as institution, globalisation and power and sustainability in the art world.
I write and publish in German and English.
Dieckvoss, Stephanie (2020) The Musée d'Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden in Marrakech : a case study in collecting and place-making. Journal of Visual Art Practice, 19(3), pp. 254-268. ISSN (print) 1470-2029
Dieckvoss, Stephanie (2017) Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London : Die Padagogik der Idee. Kunstforum International, 245, pp. 146-159. ISSN (print) 0177-3674
Dieckvoss, Stephanie (2017) College of Art and Built Environment of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana : Handwerklichkeit als Existenzstrategie. Kunstforum International(245), pp. 118-131. ISSN (print) 0177-3674
Dieckvoss, Stephanie (2017) Kunstfertigkeiten : Ausbildungspraktiken an Kunstakademien und Kunsthochschulen. Kunstforum Internation, 245, pp. 52-57. ISSN (print) 0177-3674
Dieckvoss, Stephanie (2017) Rhode Island School of Design, Providence : critical making. Kunstforum International, 245, pp. 160-173. ISSN (print) 0177-3674
Dieckvoss, Stephanie (2021) African art acquisitions at Tate: a case study on the influence of external parties on the collecting of African contemporary art. In: Lazzaro, Elisabetta , Moureau, Nathalie and Turpin, Adriana, (eds.) Researching arts markets : past, present and tools for the future. London, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 37-50. (Routledge research in the creative and cultural industries) ISBN 9780367893392 (In Press)