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.
CV & Education
2008 - Against Nature: The hybrid forms of modern sculpture (co-curator), Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
2007 - Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain: Inverse Times, Musée Zadkine, Paris
2006 - Blair Cunningham: Cartograph, Vitrine, Leeds
2006 - Espaço Aberto/Espaço Fechado: Sites for sculpture in modern Brazil, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
2005 - Helen Chadwick: My Personal Museum, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
2004 - With Hidden Noise: Sculpture, Video and Ventriloquism (co-curator), Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
2003 - Liadin Cooke: Ballroom (ornament), Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
2003 - Simon Periton: Flag, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
2002 - Second Skin: Historical Life Casting and Contemporary Sculpture (collaboration with Musée D'Orsay, Paris), Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
2001 - Siobhan Liddell: Thinking About Existence, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
2007 - 'Jane McAdam-Freud: Relative Relations' (interview), Freud Museum, London
2006 - 'Looking Through Glass', in Blair Cunningham: Cartograph, Vitrine, Leeds
2005 - 'Writing on Walls', in Mene Mene, Situation Leeds