Timotheus Vermeulen is a scholar and critic. He is associate professor in Media, Culture and Society at the University of Oslo, Norway and Director of the PhD Programme in Media Studies. His research interests include cultural theory, aesthetics, and close textual analysis of film, television and contemporary art.
Vermeulen is the author of the monograph Scenes from the Suburbs (EUP, 2014) and joint editor with Martin Dines of New Suburban Stories (Bloomsbury, 2013). Together with Alison Gibbons and Robin van den Akker he further edited Metamodernism: Historicity, Affect and Depth after Postmodernism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). 'Notes on Metamodernism', an essay he co-wrote with van den Akker, was translated and published in book form in Germany as Anmerkungen zur Metamoderne (Textem, 2016).
Vermeulen publishes in academic and popular contexts alike, writing for amongst others The Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, Screen, Monu, The American Book Review, E-Flux, Texte Zur Kunst, Tank, Metropolis M, and De Groene Amsterdammer, as well as various reference works, collections and catalogues. From 2009 to 2016 Vermeulen helped maintain the now defunct arts and culture platform Notes on Metamodernism. He is a regular contributor to Frieze.
Vermeulen has served on numerous committees and juries for art prizes, most recently the Nam Jun Paik Award, the Bonner Kunstpreis and Coast Contemporary. He also advises and consults on exhibitions.
He is currently preparing a project on fictional strategies for truth-telling. The working title is: “The Second Society”.