Research Interests: contemporary art theory; decolonial studies; diffraction methodology; new materialism; relationality; affect; trans studies; queer studies; transfeminism; contemporary art; poetics; and Indigenous ways of knowing.
Office hours: Upon appointment via email request.
Ph. D. : Current – PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies, Queen’s University
M. A. in Art Praxis (cum laude), Dutch Art Institute
B. F. A. in Autonomous Fine Art, Gerrit Rietveld Academy
Sebastian holds an MA in Art Praxis (cum laude) from the Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem, The Netherlands. He/they completed a BFA in Autonomous Fine Art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He/they published numerous articles on variety of topics: “Weaving Reflections on Museology and the Rematriation of Indigenous Beings from Collections.” Bauhaus Imaginista Journal. Goethe Institute: Berlin, 2018, with F. O’Shaughnessy. (in press). “Waves of Arrivance. Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue.” Otago Polytechnic Te Kura Matatini ki Otago: New Zealand. “A Generous and Troubled Chthulucene: Contemplating Indigenous and Tranimal Relations in (un)settled Worldings.” Graduate Journal of Social Science. EBSCO Publishing. 2018, “All My/Our Relations: Can Posthumanism be Decolonized?”, 2016, Open! Platform for Art, Culture & the Public Domain. Open-access publishing. “Ripple Affect: Affective Turns of Body and Image.” Open! Platform for Art, Culture & the Public Domain. Open-access publishing, 2015.
As a teacher, Sebastian's aim is to support students in the enhancement of their critical thinking by informing them how to ask better questions while engaged with research. Sebastian also fold artistic practice into theory as a pedagogical style, encouraging students to experiment with ways of communicating through the materials they choose to work with whether that be writing or other art forms.
Beside being Teaching Fellow at Queen's, Sebastian is an Adjunct Lecturer and Admissions Examiner (Dutch Art Institute) since 2017.
INDG 301: Indigenous Contemporary Art