Assistant Curator, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Espaço Aberto/Espaço Fechado: Sites for sculpture in modern Brazil, Henry Moore Institute, 2006. Courtesy Vermelho, Sao Paulo.(2007). Photo by Dave Morgan courtesy private collection and the artist/V&A.
Stephen Feeke read History of Art at the University of Leeds. Since graduating he has worked at the Henry Moore Institute where he is involved in all aspects of exhibition making and project management. He has developed a particular interest in the conceptual intersections between contemporary and historical art and in this vein, his exhibition Towards a New Laocoon (2007) comprised works by Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon and Eduardo Paolozzi juxtaposed with pieces from the V&A, Royal Academy and British Museum.
He has done much to expand the geographical reach of the Institute’s programming beyond Europe and North America by bringing the work of more than 20 Brazilian artists to Leeds for Espaço Aberto/Espaço Fechado: Sites for Sculpture in Modern Brazil (2006) and curating Inverse Times (2007) at the Musée Zadkine with Brazilian artists Detanico Lain as part of a Paris-wide project entitled Hospitalités.
He is a co-organiser of an event at Tate Modern (2007, forthcoming) called Why sculpture, why here? which will bring together a number of sculptors from across the world to talk about their work, including Huang Yong Ping, Dilomprizulike, Mamiko Otsubo, Subodh Gupta, Maria Magdalena Campos Pons and Abel Barroso. He has also been involved in local initiatives such as Situation Leeds and Patrick Studios and he curated a project called Cartograph with new works by Blair Cunningham as part of Vitrine (2004-06). In 2006 he was also a curatorial advisor for Open Frequency.