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Leon Wainwright

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Dr Leon Wainwright is Lecturer in Art History at The Open University and a member of the editorial board of the journal Third Text and founding editor of the OU’s Open Arts Journal. He is the co-editor, with Charles Harrison and Paul Wood, of the forthcoming volume in the series Art in Theory: An Anthology of Changing Ideas (Wiley Blackwell).

He was External Curator in 2010 of the exhibition Aubrey Williams: Atlantic Fire at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, and from 2012-13 he will lead the project ‘Disturbing Pasts: Memories, Controversies and Creativity‘, funded by the European Science Foundation and the Museum of Ethnology, Vienna.

His latest publication Timed Out: Art and the Transnational Caribbean is a pioneering study of modern and contemporary art in the aftermath of empire. The book launches with a panel discussion at Iniva at Rivington Place in May 2012.