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Assimina Kaniari

I received my doctorate from the University of Oxford and Department of Art History, working under Martin Kemp on the notion of the decorative in 19th century science and aesthetic theory. I am an Assistant Professor in Art History at the Athens School of Fine Arts and a Seeger Fellow for Fall 2017 at Princeton University looking at transfers from avant garde art practice into art publishing from late 1960s in relation to pop and the print aesthetic. Between 2006 and 2010 I was an Academic Visitor at the Department of Art History, University of Oxford where I explored the legacies of D’Arcy Thompson's On Growth and Form in post '50s experimental art practice, art history and historiography. I have co-edited Martin Kemp’s Festschrift Acts of Seeing. Artists, scientists and the history of the visual. A volume dedicated to Martin Kemp (London, 2009) and recently a collection of essays on bio art with contributions, among others, by Martin Kemp, Robert Zwijnenberg and Ellen K. Levy Institutional Critique to Hospitality: Bio art practice now (Athens, 2017). My work considers entanglements between the historiography of art history from the long 19th century to now in relation to artistic practice and scientific imagery.

location: Greece