Associate Professor, Contemporary Art
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD, Essex University, 2002
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center
Research Interests: Contemporary Art, Theory and Exhibition History
Professor of Contemporary Art, Theory and Exhibition History
Professor Claire Bishop joined the Graduate Center in 2008, after teaching at Warwick University (UK) and the Royal College of Art, London. She is interested in post-medium specific art (performance art, installation, social practice, conceptual art) and exhibition history. Recurrent themes in her research are spectatorship and the relationship between art and politics. She is a regular contributor to Artforum and other magazines.
"Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics." October, no.110 (Fall 2004).
Installation Art: A Critical History. London: Tate, 2005.
Participation. London: Whitechapel/MIT Press, 2006.
"The Social Turn: Collaboration and Its Discontents." Artforum, February 2006.
Double Agent. London: ICA, 2009.
1968-1989: Political Upheaval and Artistic Change. Warsaw: Museum of Modern Art, 2010.
Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship. London: Verso, 2012.
"The Digital Divide: Contemporary Art and New Media." Artforum, September 2012
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