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PhD student in the Division of Art History and Visual Studies.

The objective of my PhD project “Portraying Ambivalence: The Art and Politics of Embarrassing Attachments,” is to dig deep into the complicated, thrilling, painful, embarrassing, and relentless terrain of institutionalization. By turning to the works of five artists, T.J. Dedeaux Norris (US), Laura Aguilar (US), Sands Murray-Wassink (NL), Jenny Grönvall (SE), and Xandra Ibarra (US), my dissertation aim to direct the attention toward a number of artworks that depict the sticky, abstruse, and blurry terrain in which artists tries, and recurrently fails, to discern their own agency, aesthetic preferences, or ideas from those prevalent on the field of vulnerability and susceptibility characterized as ‘the art world.’

I will visit the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, as a short-term scholar during Fall semester of 2018 and Spring semester of 2019.


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PhD student in the Division of Art History and Visual Studies.

The main theoretical fields that influence my research is performance theory, queerfeminism and art historiography. The objective of my PhD project ‘PERFORMING SHAME: affective resistance, aesthetic judgment and art histories' is to examine a number of performances (1995-2014) that critically enhances how principles of exclusion on the art scene and within art history can be unfolded through a conscious use of shame as an artistic medium. 

Keywords: Art Historiography, Queer Theory, Shame, Performance Art, Aesthetic Judgment, Visual Culture, Feminist Theory


Artiklar (2 st)
Bokkapitel (5 st)
Konferensbidrag (4 st)
Övrigt (1 st)

Forskningsportalen (Lunds universitet)

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Master's thesis, 'GESTURES OF FAILURE: Performances of otherness, masochism and unbecoming in Thea Djordjadze's exhibition our full'

Ellen Suneson

Avdelningen för konsthistoria och visuella studier
Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper


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