Daisy Dixon

Dr Daisy Dixon is a philosopher of art and an artist. She is now a Lecturer in Philosophy at Cardiff University, having been a postdoctoral Research Fellow at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge from 2018-2022. After receiving a First Class BA (Joint Honours) in Art & Philosophy from the University of Reading in 2013, she began graduate work at the University of Cambridge, gaining a Distinction for her MPhil in Philosophy in 2014. Her PhD was funded by a School of Arts and Humanities Full Doctoral Award at the University of Cambridge, and was awarded in May 2019.

Her research falls at the intersection of philosophy of art, philosophy of language, and political philosophy, and has been published in top-tier academic journals. In her work, she explores how visual art behaves like speech, and how curators can affect what an artwork communicates to its audience. Her current academic project concerns aesthetic injustice and unjust aesthetics: deception in art, artistic hate speech, and protest art. Her teaching interests span aesthetics, philosophy of language, ethics, feminist philosophy, and political philosophy.

Daisy has written for magazines on art and morality, and is a regular guest lecturer with the London Drawing Group, working on outreach feminist art projects which draw international public audiences, and presenting at events accompanying exhibitions and concerts. She regularly gives talks to schools about the philosophy of art, and was recently a mentor for Magdalen College School’s Waynflete Programme.

Daisy is also a trained artist, with an art practice in painting and sonic installation.

Her book Depravity: The Story of Dangerous Art will be published by Faber.

Her website is: http://daisydixon.co.uk/

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