PhD and MA University of California at Berkeley,
BA, Cambridge University
Marcus Verhagen wrote his doctoral dissertation on visual culture in France in the late nineteenth century. Still working on nineteenth-century art, he taught in the nineties at universities in both Britain and the States. Working primarily on contemporary art in the years since 2002, he has taught at art colleges in and around London and has written more than seventy articles and reviews for art magazines such as Art Monthly and Frieze. He has published in a number of periodicals, including Representations, New Left Review, Third Text and Afterall. His book Flows and Counterflows; Globalisation in Contemporary Art, published by Sternberg Press in 2107, was reviewed in ArtReview, Third Text Online, Critique d’art, and New Left Review. His new book, titled Viewing Velocities and focusing on art in a culture of speed, has just come out with Verso. He edits the series “New Directions in Contemporary Art” for the specialist art publisher Lund Humphries.