“‘Texts come before us as the always-already-read; we apprehend them through sedimented layers of previous interpretations’ [Frederic Jameson, 1981]. ”
Alexander Massouras is Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Ruskin School of Art at Oxford University and combines art history with art practice. His work is in collections including the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. Originally from Nottingham, he read Law and then Art History at Cambridge and wrote his PhD thesis about the concept of the ‘emerging artist’. He undertook this research as a member of the Art School Educated project at Tate.
He was awarded a Paul Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2014, and his research continues to focus on institutional history.