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Research fellows 2002

Each year our fellowship programme enables artists and researchers to develop their work.

In 2002 our visiting fellows included Simon Baker, Donal Cooper, Martina Droth, Julia Kelly, Simon Beeson, Antony Hudek, Paweł Polit and Carey Young.

Simon Baker

University College London

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Involuntary Monuments: Surrealism and The French Revolution

Donal Cooper

Courtauld Institute of Art

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Saint’s Shrines and the Tomb Sculpture of Uncanonised Beati in late Medieval Italy


Martina Droth

University of Reading

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

The Sculptural Decorative: The Role of Ornament in Late Nineteenth-Century Sculpture

Julia Kelly

University of Manchester

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Art Writing, Sculpture and Ethnography in France and Africa: a comparative study of Michel Leiri’s approach, c. 1925-1971

Simon Beeson

Edinburgh College of Art

Research Fellowship


Simon Beeson spent his time at the Institute looking at the relationships between sculpture, play and architectural pedagogy and their common engagement with the ground.

During his fellowship he hosted a ‘play’ session in Gallery 4, where he later installed an exhibition centred around William Turnbull’s ‘Playground (Game)’.

William Turnbull, 'Playground (Game)' 1949, bronze. Courtesy Leeds Museums & Galleries. Photo: Jerry Hardman-Jones.

Antony Hudek

Research Fellowship

National and International Contexts for 1980s British Sculpture

As part of his PhD thesis on confrontations between theories of postmodernism and painting in the 1980s, Antony Hudek used the Institute’s Sculpture Research Library to examine the ‘survival’ of sculpture.

Hudek’s interest in British identity led us to ask him to participate in the conference ‘British Sculpture Abroad: 1945 to Now’ (Tate Britain, 2004), and to write The Break Up of New British Sculpture (Issue 45 of our Essays on Sculpture Journal).

Paweł Polit

CCA, Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw

Research Fellowship

Sol LeWitt and Joseph Kosuth

Paweł Polit researched Sol LeWitt and Joseph Kosuth as part of his PhD on post-modern American conceptual art in the late 1960s and early 70s, making use of publications not readily available in Poland.

Carey Young

Artist, London

Research Fellowship


Carey Young came to the Institute to research ‘social sculpture’, and developed a particular interest in legal disclaimers as a form of negative space.

She later worked with a lawyer to create three new disclaimers, which were shown in Gallery 4, alongside a new film which contrasted the reality of the English countryside with the negativity of virtual space.

Still from Carey Young's 2004 video 'Terms and Conditions'. Courtesy the artist.

Previous Research Fellows

Find out more about previous research fellows and their projects.