Anthony Gardner

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I am a University Lecturer in Contemporary Art History and Theory and Fellow of the Queen’s College, working at the intersection of political theory and art and exhibition histories since the early 1950s. I am also the Director of Graduate Studies at the Ruskin.

In 2010-2011, I was the Research Forum / Andrew Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, and in 2011-2012, an ARC Research Fellow through the Art History programme at the University of Melbourne. I completed my PhD at the Centre for Contemporary Art and Politics, the University of New South Wales, Australia, and have a MA by research and a LLB (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.

My main research areas are postcolonialism, postsocialism and curatorial histories, with essays most recently in the MIT Press journal ARTMargins (for which I am Corresponding Editor), Third Text, Postcolonial Studies and the books Global Studies: Mapping Contemporary Art and Culture and The Cambridge Companion to Australian Art. I am currently working on a number of book projects, including the monograph Mega-Exhibitions: Biennials, Triennials, Documentas (with Charles Green), the anthology Mapping South: Journeys in South-South Cultural Relations, and Politically Unbecoming: Postsocialist Art’s Critiques of Democracy, a study of European installation art in relation to postsocialist political philosophy.

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