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.
- 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).
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.
Four Backdrops/Vier Hintergrúnde
Hunt, Ian. 2016. Four Backdrops/Vier Hintergrúnde. In: Christiane Meyer-Stoll, ed. Charlotte Moth: Travelogue. Vaduz, Liechtenstein: Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein/Snoeck, pp. 21-37. ISBN 978 3 86442 188 4
If there's been a way to build it, there'll be a way to destroy it
Hunt, Ian. 2012. If there's been a way to build it, there'll be a way to destroy it. In: Gavin Everall and Jane Rolo, eds. Again, A Time Machine: from distribution to archive. London: Book Works, pp. 34-41. ISBN 978 1 906012 40 3
Christopher Cook: a chance encounter on the way down
Hunt, Ian. 2014. Christopher Cook: a chance encounter on the way down.
A signal box that folds: Lucia Nogueira's sculpture
Hunt, Ian. 2011. A signal box that folds: Lucia Nogueira's sculpture.
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Cultural infrastructure and class differences: a sketch
Hunt, Ian. 2017. 'Cultural infrastructure and class differences: a sketch'. In: Cultural Infrastructure. London, United Kingdom.
Reticence and Resistance in New British Sculpture
Hunt, Ian. 'Reticence and Resistance in New British Sculpture'. In: Now That's What I Call Sculpture: The 1980s in Retrospect. Warwick Arts Centre, United Kingdom.
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