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Vid Simoniti is the inaugural Jeffrey Rubinoff Junior Research Fellow at Churchill College. In 2015, he completed his doctorate in History and Theory of Art at Oxford under the supervision of Jason Gaiger and Hanneke Grootenboer. He also holds a BA in Philosophy and Politics (Reading), MA in Philosophy (UCL), and B.Phil. in Philosophy (Oxford).
Vid’s research focus is the idea of art as an intellectual discipline, which he investigates from historical and philosophical perspectives. His current monograph project, 'Artist as a Thinker: From Conceptual Art to Art as Research', investigates this idea in relation to post-1960 art movements such as conceptual, computer and laboratory-based art. In addition he has wide-ranging interests across philosophy and history of art, having presented or published on topics including neuro-aesthetics, Virginia Woolf’s essays and Schopenhauer’s aesthetic theory. Vid also often collaborates with artists on research-based exhibitions, and writes on art and literature for various British and Slovene publications.