Theo Reeves-Evison

Theo Reeves-Evison

Events / Talks

Recent and Upcoming

Seeing with Sediment: On Deep-Sea Mining and the Aquatic Perspective, presentation at The Aesthetics of Geopower: Imagining Planetary Histories and Hegemonies, April 4-5 2024, Amsterdam

Patching the World: On Cultures of Techno-solutionism in Art, Politics and Environmental Justice, seminar series co-organised with Kirsten Forkert, February-May 2024, online

Governance and the Voluminous Commons, seminar series co-organised with Ariadne Collins, Lydia Cole and Matt Barlow, May-July 2023, online

An Ocean without Dimensions: On the Visual Culture of Deep-Sea Mining, presentation at STS Italia: Interesting Worlds to Come. Science & Technology Studies Facing More-than-human Challenges, June 28-30 2023, Bologna

After Growth: A Symposium on Post-Capitalist Imaginaries, March 19 - 20 2022, Nottingham Contemporary

The Infrastructures of Prediction and Visual Culture, podcast Interview for the ‘The Art and Artifice of Prediction’, May 2022

All Events



Theo Reeves-Evison is a writer, researcher and Senior Lecturer in Theoretical and Contextual Studies at Birmingham School of Art, where his research focuses on the critical imbrications of art, ecology and speculation. From 2018-22 he was the principal investigator on the Leverhulme funded research project ‘Speculative Natures: Contemporary Art and Interventionist Ecology’, which resulted in several publications, workshops and curated events.

He holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths College and an MA in Critical Theory from the University of Nottingham. He is the editor, together with Jon K. Shaw, of Fiction as Method (Sternberg, 2017), and has published articles in journals such as Parallax, New Formations and Critical Inquiry. In 2018 he edited a special issue of the journal Third Text on the theme of ‘ethico-aesthetic repairs’ with Mark Rainey, and his first monograph on the Ethics of Contemporary Art was published in 2020 by Bloomsbury Academic Press.

As a speaker, he has made invited presentations and chaired discussions at institutions such as the Southbank Centre, MACBA, and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie’s Studium Generale. Projects currently being developed include a second monograph entitled The Future in Five Acts: Art and Ecology in a Warming World, and a collaborative research project on the ‘Political Ecology of Volume’ together with Lydia Cole and Yolande Ariadne Collins. Current PhD supervision covers a diverse range of topics in contemporary art, cultural theory, and the environmental humanities.

If you’d like to get in touch, please e-mail evisonreeves[at], or follow the instagram link for sporadic visual updates.