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Current Position


• Summer 2014- Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and (until August 2015) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Eikones Research Institute, University of Basel (Module: Cities on the Move; in affiliation with ETH Zurich)
• 2011-13 Postdoctoral Fellow and lecturer at the Department for the History and Theory of Architecture at ETH Zurich

Education


• 2009 PhD, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Dissertation: Performative Monuments. Public Art, Commemoration, and History in Postwar Europe
• 1995 Mag. Phil. Art History Institute, University of Vienna, Austria,. Passed with highest distinctions. Thesis: Nancy Spero. Art Against Armchairs

Grants/Fellowships/Awards


• 2010, 2011 Österreichische Forschungsgemeinschaft. Conference Travel Grant, 2010, 2011
• 2009/10 Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship, Dept. of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
• 2009/10 Charlotte W. Newcombe Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Ethics and Religion, Woodrow Wilson Foundation (declined)
• 2008 C.C. Royal Fund, Dissertation Fellowship, MIT Department of Architecture
• 2007 Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Pre-doctoral Residential Fellowship
• 2007 W. Danforth Compton Memorial Fellowship, Graduate Fellowship, MIT Department of Architecture
• 2006, 07 Avalon Research Travel Grant, MIT Department of Architecture
• 2006 Student Life Grant in support of the Spaces of the Cold War Film Series, MIT Graduate Students Office
• 2005 Hyzen Research Travel Grant, MIT Department of Architecture
• 2004 Schlossman Research Award 2004, MIT Department of Architecture
• 2003/04 Fulbright Scholarship 2003–2004, Austrian-American Educational Commission
• 2003/04 MIT Presidential Graduate Fellowship for outstanding incoming graduate students
• 2003 Emanuel and Sofie Fohn Scholarship for dissertation research, Fohn Foundation Austria

Exhibitions, projects


• 2010 Co-curator “there is nothing to see here,” Modern Lab, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (with Arpi Kovacs und Akili Tommasino)
• 2007 Co-Curator, Sounding the Subject. Selections from the Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection and the New Art Trust, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA (with Daniel Birnbaum)
• 2005 Co-organizer, "Spaces of the Cold War" film series (MIT-Harvard University, with Olga Touloumi and Andrei Pop)
• 1999—2003 Project Developer and Manager, Vektor: European Contemporary Art Archives, an European Union Research Project (www.vektor.at)
• 1997-2003 Director of Widrich Prints (collaborations e.g. with Nancy Spero, Eduardo Paolozzi, Zoran Music)
• 1996 “Wunschmaschine–Welterfindung”, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna. Researcher and editor of exhibition catalogue, organization symposium.
• 1996 Co-Curator Jewish Museum Vienna of permanent installation Erinnerung / Remembrance by Nancy Spero
•1993, 1993/94 Internship at the Dia Center for the Arts, New York. Curatorial assistant for “Micromegas,” American Center, Paris.


Teaching


• 2014 Summer School, NFS Bildkritik, Universität Basel, Seminar „Media of the Urban. In/Visible Cities“ (together with Sabine von Fischer), August 2014
• 2014 Excursion, „Art in Vienna: Art in ist Institutional Context, Art History Institute, University of Vienna
• 2014 Seminar, „Transparency and Reflection in Contemporary Art and Architecture,“ Art History Institute, University of Vienna
• 2012/13 Seminar "In-Between. Dialogues in Art and Architecture", Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich
• 2012 Seminar “The Total Work of Art”. Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich (together with Linda Schädler)
• 2011 Seminar “Transparency”. Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich (together with Martino Stierli)
• 2011 Seminar “Monument and Monumentality”. Department of Architecture, ETH Zürich (together with Martino Stierli)
• 2011 Methods seminar, “The Beautiful–The Ugly. Theory and Practice”. Art History Institute, University of Vienna (together with Andrei Pop)
• 2010/11 Proseminar, “Monument—Memorial—Countermonument”. Art History Institute, University of Vienna
• 2010/11 Lecture course, “Gender and Revolution”. Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
• 2008/09 Proseminar, “Performance Art”. Art History Institute, University of Vienna
• 2008/09 Methods seminar, “Aesthetic Dispute 1810-2005". Department of Media Studies, Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria (together with Andrei Pop)
• 2005/07 Teaching Assistant, Department of Architecture, MIT. “Art after 1940” (Prof. Caroline Jones); “Modern Art and Mass Culture” (Prof. Erika Naginski); “Art after 1945,” and graduate seminar “Conceptual Art” (Guest Prof. Martha Buskirk); “Renaissance Architecture” (Prof. David Friedman)



Further Information

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