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.
Radical Museology, or, What's Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art? London: Koenig Books, 2013
"The Digital Divide: Contemporary Art and New Media." Artforum, September 2012.
Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship. London: Verso, 2012.
"Delegated Performance: Outsourcing Authenticity." October, no. 140 (Spring 2012).
1968-1989: Political Upheaval and Artistic Change. Warsaw: Museum of Modern Art, 2010.
Double Agent. London: ICA, 2009.
"The Social Turn: Collaboration and Its Discontents." Artforum, February 2006.
Participation. London: Whitechapel/MIT Press, 2006.
Installation Art: A Critical History. London: Tate, 2005.
"Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics." October, no.110 (Fall 2004).
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