Dr Zumdick is a philosopher, contemporary arts commentator and curator.
Senior Lecturer in Social Sculpture Research Unit, Oxford Brooks University, Oxford
He is a specialist on the history of philosophy and on 20th century art and philosophy with a special focus on Beuys and has written numerous books, and catalogue essays for national and international museums and galleries.
He holds doctorate from the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technical University, Aachen.
He was, with Allen Ruppersberg, the first recipient of the prestigious Laurenz Foundation Award, and guest lecturer at the University of Basel.
He has curated numerous exhibitions including;the Joseph Beuys Symposium at Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf in 2006 “Joseph Beuys and Rudolf Steiner“ at Rudolf Steiner Archive in Dornach, “Social Sculpture Today“ at the Goetheanum in Switzerland. In 2007. He co-curated a Beuys drawing exhibition ‘Energieplan’, at Museum Schloss Moyland .
Currently he is editing the first publication on Joseph Beuys and Architecture, and a book with Shelley Sacks: ‘From Paradise to Social Sculpture and Beyond’. ATLAS –a philosophical tour guide- linked to the Ort des Treffens social sculpture project in Germany.
Dr Zumdick is a Senior lecturer in the Social Sculpture Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University.
His book "Death keeps me awake" Beuys - Rudolf Steiner Foundations of their Thought fills a major gap in the literature regarding the links between Steiner and Beuys. The English translation will be launched during the Drawing Out Symposium.