(Truncated CV, September 2018)
PhD 2012 – 2018
University of Toronto, Department of History of Art.
• Dissertation: “Bodies Withdrawn: The Ethics of Abstraction in Contemporary Post-Minimal Art.”
• Committee: Dr. John Paul Ricco (supervisor), Dr. Elizabeth Legge, Dr. Eva-Lynn Jagoe.
M.A. (Distinction) 2011 – 2012
University College London, Department of the History of Art.
B.A. Hons (High distinction) 2006 – 2011
University of Toronto
HONOURS AND AWARDS
University of Toronto 2017
Pekka K. Sinervo Scholarship
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council 2014 – 2017
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship.
University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies 2012
University of Toronto Fellowship.
Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto 2010 – 2011
University of Toronto, Department of Art: 2012 –2018
• FAH102 “Art & Ideas: Bodies and Embodiment” (summer 2018).
• FAH245 “Modernism and Anti-Modernism: 1750–1900” (summer 2016).
• Leading tutorials, grading, student liaison, exam invigilating, and occasional lecturing for seven separate art history classes.
Guest lectures and presentations
• “East Asian Art in the Global Contemporary and the Contemporary Global.” Lecture, FAH262 Art and Visual Experience in Modern and Contemporary East Asia, University of Toronto. April 3, 2018.
• “Whose Streets? Contemporary Art, Urbanism, and the Use of the City.” Lecture, FAH 102H1: Art and Ideas, University of Toronto. March 29, 2018.
• “¿Mexicanidad?: Experiences and Representations of Mexico in Contemporary Art.” Lecture, SPA 2425H: 21st Century Latin American Culture, University of Toronto. March 19, 2018.
• Undergraduate exam preparation workshop, University of Toronto, March 28, 2017.
• Undergraduate exam preparation workshop, University of Toronto, October, 2016.
• Sunday Scene presenter for Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, June 23, 2013.
• “Minimalism and its Expanded History.“ Lecture, FAH 245H1: Art Since 1900, University of Toronto. February 11, 2014.
Centre for Community Partnerships, University of Toronto 2017 – 2018
Completion of the “Community Engaged Learning Seminar for Doctoral Students,” an advanced, semester long seminar, including collaboration with the organization, The Leap.
Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, University of Toronto 2016 – 2017
Advanced University Teaching Preparation Certification (awarded May, 2018).
Woodsworth College, University of Toronto 2017
Completion of “Teaching in Higher Education 500”, an advanced, semester long seminar on university pedagogy.
Graduate Professional Skills Program, University of Toronto 2016 – 2018
Certificate program consisting of 20 workshop credits (completed May, 2018).
• “Muscled Rose at Scrap Metal Gallery.“ (Online Review) Canadian Art, August 14, 2019.
• “Toronto Biennial of Art: The Shoreline Dilemma.” (Online Review) ASAP Journal, December 17, 2019.
• “Pervasive Death: Teresa Margolles and the Space of the Corpse.” Human Remains and Violence 4:1 (2018).
• “Up, Down, Left, Right: Some Thoughts on the Inverse, Reverse, and Double.” FrameWork 4/16 (2016).
• “The Concrete and the Abstract: On Doris Salcedo, Teresa Margolles, and Santiago Sierra’s Precarious Bodies.“ Parallax 76 (2015).
• “Capitalism and Contemporaneity: On Jeremy Deller’s The Battle of Orgreave.“ Kapsula (2014).
• “Art Work: Santiago Sierra and Socio-Aesthetics of Production.“ Shift 6 (2013).
• “Sharon Lockhart and Steve McQueen: Inside the Frame of Structural Film.“ CineAction 91 (2013).
• “Bodies Being-Together: AIDS Activism and the Aesthetics of Community.“ Trans-Scripts 3 (2013).
• “Game Plan: Alighiero Boetti.“ (Review) http://www.artface.co.uk, March 6, 2012.
• “Narcissism, Masculinity, and the Art of Power.“ Humanitas 2 (2012).
• “On the Obama-ization of Will Smith.“ CineAction 77 (2009).
• “Sexuality in the Expanded Field: Space, Real Estate, Sex.” Paper presented at Sexuality in the Field of Encounter: The Aesthetic Topographies of Eros panel at the Association for Art History Annual Conference, Brighton, April 5, 2019.
• “To Create a Work of Art: Santiago Sierra and the Performance of Production.” Workshop, University of Toronto, Centre for Ethics, February 28, 2018.
• “Dispossessing Form: Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ Aesthetics of Logistics.” Paper presented at Object – Event – Performance: Art, Materiality, and Continuity Since the 1960s, panel at the 106th annual College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, February 22, 2018.
• “Bodies Withdrawn: The Ethics of Abstraction in Contemporary Post-Minimal Art.” PhD colloquium, University of Toronto, Department of History of Art, January 17, 2018.
• “Death without End(s): Teresa Margoles and the Unlimiting of the Dead Body.“ Paper presented at Endings, University of Toronto Graduate English Conference, April 27, 2017.
• “By the Hand: The Auto-erotics of Creation.” Paper presented at Show & Tell, Graduate Union of Students of Art panel, University of Toronto, April 11, 2017.
• “Portraits without Subjects: Felix Gonzalez-Torres and the Ethics of Singular-Plurality.“ Paper presented at Subject and Subjectivization in Art (History) and Philosophy. A Definition of the Problem, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, December 2-3, 2016.
• “All Men are Dogs: The Civil Ontology of Animals in the Scene of Protest.“ Paper presented at Animal Encounters: Human-Animal Contacts in the Arts, Literature, Culture, and the Sciences, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Department for German and Comparative Studies, November 25-27, 2016.
• “Teresa Margolles and the Aesthetic After-Life of Corpses.” Paper presented at Dead or Alive! Tracing the Animation of Matter in Art and Visual Culture, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Denmark and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, November 10 – 11, 2016.
• “Abstract Materialities: The Anonymous Corpse in the Work of Teresa Margolles.“ Paper presented at Bodily Matters: Human Biomatter in Art: Materials / Aesthetics / Ethics, Institute for Advanced Studies, University College London, July 7-8, 2016.
• “Measuring the Body’s Durational Value in the Work of Santiago Sierra.“ Paper presented at Out of Time: Temporal Slippage in Performance and Visual Arts, Graduate School of Arts and Humanities, University of Manchester, June 17, 2016.
• “The Body in and as its Abstraction: Virtuality and Corporeality in the Work of Teresa Margolles and Santiago Sierra.“ Paper presented at [Image Here], Film and Visual Studies Conference and Exhibition, Harvard University, April 7-9, 2016.
• “Intimate Exteriorities: Doris Salcedo and the Ethics of Public Domestics.“ Paper presented at The Aesthetics of Invitation: Art at the Threshold of Hospitality, panel at the 41st annual Association of Art Historian’s Conference, University of East Anglia, April 10, 2015.
• “Santiago Sierra: Wage Labour and the Material Conditions of Aesthetic Production.“ Paper presented at Performing Money: The Problematic of Performance Art and the Art Market, 3rd Annual Art History Graduate Conference, University of Essex, June 6, 2014.
• “On the Politics of Corporeal Materiality in the Films of Steve McQueen.“ Paper presented at Bodies in Between: Corporeality and Visuality from Historical Avant-garde to Social Media, Department of Cinematography and Media, Faculty of Theatre and Television, Babes-Bolyai University, May 29-31, 2014.
• “Imprisonment and the Political Production of Bodies in the Work of Doris Salcedo, Alfredo Jaar, and Santiago Sierra.“ Paper presented at Legal Bodies: Corpus / Persona / Communitas, Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society, Leiden University, May 14-15, 2014.
• “Capitalism and Contemporaneity: Jeremy Deller’s Battle of Orgreave.“ Paper presented at Fail Again, Fake Better, Art History Graduate Student Association, York University, March 14, 2014.
• “Post-Minimalist Prisons: Alfredo Jaar, Doris Salcedo, and Carceral Space.“ Paper presented at Access / Restriction, Art History Graduate Students’ Society, Carleton University, March 8, 2014.
• “Mapping Abstractions: Francis Alÿs’ Green Line and the Limits of Israeli-Palestinian Borders.“ Paper presented at Spatial Encounters, Graduate Union of the Students of Art, University of Toronto, January 25, 2013.
• “Narcissism, Masculinity, and the Art of Power.“ Paper presented at Psychoanalysis, Society and Culture, Dept. of Psychoanalysis, Middlesex University, July 9, 2012.
• “Repetition, Return, and Representation: Alain Resnais and the Traumatic Temporality of Mechanical Reproduction.“ Paper presented at Photography and the Unrepresentable, School of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex, May 15, 2012.
• “What Conditions are Necessary to Become an Image.…“ Poster presented at Topographies of Mass Violence, 11th annual Max and Iris Stern International Symposium, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal, March 31-April 1, 2017.
• “The Image as Index of its own Limits: Santiago Sierra and the Documentation of Abstraction: Poster for a Rejected Presentation.“ Poster presented at Image as Vortex: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Question of what an Image is by Examining what it does, University of Oxford, June 18, 2016.
PROFESSIONAL AND CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY
Association of Art Historians 2019
Chair of “Sexuality in the field of encounter: the aesthetic topographies of eros“ panel at Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, University of Brighton, April 4-6, 2019.
Graduate Union of the Students of Art, University of Toronto 2014—2018
• President (2014-2016)
• Co-President, with Samantha Chang (2016-2017).
• Treasurer (2016—2018)
• Co-Chair, with Paul Gheorghiade, of Art Work: Art’s Productive Economies, the Inaugural Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium, March 20, 2014.
• Symposium Committee member for Objects and Affects, the Second Annual Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium, January 22, 2015.
• Canadian Union of Public Employees local 3902 Steward (2016-2017).
The Leap 2017-2018
Cooperative Project Partner.
• Developing, researching, and writing articles for the organization’s “Stories” series.
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto 2017-2018
• Participant in annual activity on the theme “Globalization and Its Critics in the 21st Century.”
Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal 2017
Participant in “Topographies of Mass Violence,” a pair of study days and a symposium, for which I contributed an academic poster and served as a respondent.
Universities Art Association of Canada 2016
Chair of “Perverse Polymorphology: On the Aesthetics of Indistinction,“ panel at Universities Art Association of Canada Annual Conference, Université du Québec à Montréal, October 28, 2016.