T.J. Demos

T.J. Demos is a cultural critic and professor in the Department of the History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz, where he is also director of the Center for Creative Ecologies. He writes on contemporary art and global politics, and is the author, most recently, of The Migrant Image: The Art and Politics of Documentary During Global Crisis (Duke University Press, 2013), and Return to the Postcolony: Spectres of Colonialism in Contemporary Art (Sternberg, 2013). In 2013, he guest-edited a special issue of Third Text (no. 120) on the subject of “Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology.” Demos co-curated the international group exhibition Rights of Nature: Art and Ecology in the Americas that opened at Nottingham Contemporary in January 2015, and Specters: A Ciné-Politics of Haunting, a screening series of artist films at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid in 2014. He is currently finishing a new book, entitled Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art in the Age of Climate Change, for Sternberg Press, due out in later 2015.

Participant in Seminario Fundación Cisneros 2015