Jean-Paul Martinon

Jean-Paul Martinon has a PhD in art history from Reading University. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths College, London. He was the co-founder and curator of Rear Window ( an independent arts trust that staged a series of exhibitions and conferences in temporary sites across London. He was a member of RePublicArt, a trans-national research project exploring and developing progressive practices of public art ( He has published a number of essays in the fields of both museum studies and continental philosophy. His latest book, On Futurity / Malabou, Nancy & Derrida was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2007 ( He is currently finishing writing a book investigating the way both African and Western philosophers understand the idea peace after the Rwanda Genocide. He is also the editor of the Book Project Allegories of the Curatorial.