Academic CV


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2004 – 09 Ph.D., Harvard University, Department of History of Art and Architecture. Dissertation Topic: Imaging Nation: The Resilience of Indigenous Australian Art and its Colonial Representation.

M.A., Harvard University, Department of History of Art and Architecture. Qualifying Paper: Space to Wonder at Incommensurable Curiosities: The Colonial Phenomenology of Recombinant Hybridity.

2002 – 04 B.F.A., Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Conceptual Art master class with minor in ancient Greek Philology. Final project: Living Monuments / Insert New Image Here.
2000 – 03 B.A., with Honours, La Trobe University, German and Art History. Thesis Topic: Re-membering in the Age of Reason: Johann Joachim Winckelmann’s Theory of Imitation, Ekphrasis, and Duality.

Academic Positions

Current Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow (Humboldt University of Berlin)
2010-2012 British Academy & Royal Society Newton Fellow (University of Cambridge)
2009-2011 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Lecturer

Prizes and Fellowships awarded

2014 University College London Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art Award
2012 Marrakech Biennale commission
2010 Arts Victoria Creative Development Grant (for Look Exhibition film production, Melbourne and UK)
2009 Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, research grant (Humboldt Universität
2004-2009 Frank Knox Fellowship to Harvard University
2008 Getty Research Institute Fellowship, CIHA Melbourne
2007, 2011-13 Pembroke College, Associate Scholar, University of Cambridge
2007 Jan Westengarde Research Scholarship, UK
2006 LEF Foundation of New England Art Grant
2006 Arthur Kingsley Porter Traveling Fellowship (to fieldwork in Australia and archives in Europe)
2006 Austrade Los Angeles Australian Art Mission (to 24 remote art centers)
2005 Wellcome Trust, Madness and Modernity project, Vienna (archival research, contributing to book, conference, and exhibition at the Wellcome and other venues since)
2004 Australian Research Council, On Space research project (Prof. Timothy Mehigan)
2003 David Myers Medal La Trobe University (for graduating with the top mark in the university)