Ian Hunt

Staff details

PositionCritical Studies coordinator and lecturer
Department Art
Email i.hunt (
Phone+44 (0)20 7078 5191

Ian Hunt teaches from wide-ranging involvements in contemporary art that include gender and generational theory, and how art history meets social history. He is currently researching British sculpture of the 1980s, the architecture of social and council housing and the work of the performance artist Gary Stevens.

Academic qualifications

  • Girton College Cambridge, BA
  • Canterbury College of Art & Design, Foundation in Art & Design


Ian has been an external examiner for the BA Fine Art at the University of Reading (2008-2013) and for the MA Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art, University of the Arts London (2003-2007).

Professional projects

Ian has worked as an art critic and editor since 1991, and his writing has been extensively published in art magazines. He was awarded the Joanna Drew Travel Award.

He has given readings at Parasol Unit, the Jerwood Gallery, Annely Juda Fine Art, The Economist, Cambridge University, and the Openned reading series in London. He performed a staged reading of Frank O'Hara's play 'Change Your Bedding!' at POLYply and participated in Bow Arts Trust's 'As we descended' for The Nunnery's new music series.


Edited Book

Put About: A Critical Anthology on Independent Publishing
Fusco, Maria and Hunt, Ian, eds. 2004. Put About: A Critical Anthology on Independent Publishing. Book Works. ISBN 187069970X