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Eleen Deprez

Eleen Deprez is a Visiting Tutor in History and Theory of Art on the undergraduate programme at the Ruskin.

Eleen is a philosopher of art and curator.  She taught history and philosophy of art at the University of Kent (2015-18), Canterbury and was curator of Studio 3 Gallery (2019-20).  She is the co-editor of Debates in Aesthetics, a peer-reviewed journal published by the British Society of Aesthetics focusing on the philosophy of art and aesthetics.

Deprez has curated exhibitions on the new theory of photography (Leading Light: At the Outer Limits of Photography; 2019), the creative potential of artificial intelligence (AI and I: A Curatorial Experiment; 2020), and the racial and gendered aesthetics and politics of hair in contemporary art (Hair: Textures of Belonging; 2020). For this last exhibition she received funding from Arts Council England. 

Deprez has an MA in Philosophy from the Free University of Brussels (Belgium) and an MA in Fine Arts focusing on installation art from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent (Belgium). She completed her PhD in 2017 at the University of Kent, examining the nature and origins of curated exhibitions in her dissertation The Curated Exhibition: A Historical and Philosophical Analysis. 

Currently, Deprez is researching the uses and effects of Augmented Reality (AR) in museums and gallery spaces.

Email eleen.deprez@rsa.ox.ac.uk