Bio

Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Program, Art History, Theory, and Criticism (2009). MA, 2004, Arizona State University; PhD, 2010, Emory University. PublicationsThird TextCritical Interventions, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, ISEA Conference Proceedings, Art South Africa, African ArtsAwards: Resident scholar, Wits Centre for the Creative Arts of Africa, Johannesburg; Emory University Doctoral Fellowship


Publications

Current major projects
Repainting the Walls of Lunda: Information Colonialism and Angolan Art (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2016)

Not Enough Africa in Computers: Essays on the History of New Media Art in Africa

Publications
"Obsolescing Analog Africa: a Re-reading of the 'Digital' in Digital Art," Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture (Winter 2015)

"The Tacet Mark as Blackness," ISEA Sydney Conference Proceedings, Leonardo Electronic Almanac (Winter 2013)

"Suspension Before Closure: 'Steve McQueen: Works' at the Art Institute of Chicago," Nka (Fall 2014)

"The Urban Sublime: Prospect.2 New Orleans," Third Text 26.3 (June 2012)

"Accessing the Ancestors: The Re-Mediation of José Redinha's Paredes Pintadas da Lunda," Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture 9/10 (Spring 2012)

"A ‘New Man' for Africa: Some Particularities of the Marxist Homem Novo Within Angolan Cultural Policy," in Fabio Lanza and Jadwiga Pieper Mooney, eds., De-Centering the Cold War (London: Routledge, 2013)

"From Hut to Monitor: The Electrification of Chokwe Wall Murals in Angola, 1953-2006" in ISEA2011 Istanbul Conference Proceedings, Leonardo Electronic Almanac 18.4 (forthcoming 2013)

"'All I Am Is a Son of the Cold War': Nástio Mosquito's Embedded Videos" Art South Africa (Fall 2011)

"The Reception of Nationalist Art: A Response," African Arts (Winter 2008)

"The Displacement of National Art in a Transnational Artworld," African Arts (Autumn 2008)

"Forms of Appropriation," Art South Africa (Winter 2006)


Current Interests

I'm currently researching the history of new media and old media in art production in Africa.

 

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