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Theo Carnegy-Tan

theo-tan-1.jpgTheo is an arts academic and journalist from London who has recently relocated to Prague. During his MA degree in Cultural and Critical Theory from the University of Westminster, Theo conducted extensive studies regarding the cultural context and reception of cinema, plastic arts and literature. Following this he worked at several arts institutions in the city.

Theo gave numerous talks at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art before being nominated to take over the Modern Art History short course at Central St Martins, University of the Arts London. In the following year he taught students of all levels including visiting groups from the Beijing Art Market Research Centre.

In the final months before relocating, Theo was an archivist at Zaha Hadid Architects, where he managed the late architect’s collection of books. Throughout this time Theo has contributed to a number of online arts journals including Be-Art, Times Quotidian, Blue Labyrinths and Studium Artium (University of Olomouc).

Some of his previous studies include: The Representation of Witchcraft in Northern Renaissance Woodcuts, The Effects of Internet on Art Creation, Phenomenology and Italian Modernism, and Transgression in Contemporary Cinema.


Associate Lecturer

Faculty or Department

School of Art & Design


University of Westminster