MA, 2004, Arizona State University; PhD, 2010, Emory University. Publications: Convocarte, Third Text, Critical Interventions, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, ISEA Conference Proceedings, Art South Africa, African Arts. Awards: Resident scholar, Wits Centre for the Creative Arts of Africa, Johannesburg; Mellon Decade Fellow, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute



  • Repainting the Walls of Lunda: Information Colonialism and Angolan Art (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016)
  • Essays on the History of New Media Art in Africa (current project)


  • "On the Sindika Dokolo Foundation and Art's Exceptionalism" Art Africa (March 2017), 170–176.
  • "Sona Drawing's Geometric Discourses and its Implications for Global Art History" Convocarte (forthcoming, April 2017).
  • "Dogon Ceremonial Adze" in Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Lost Bodies: Brendan Fernandes (Kingston, Ontario: 2016), 90–94.
  • "Obsolescing Analog Africa: a Re-reading of the 'Digital' in Digital Art" Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture (Winter 2015), 1–11.
  • "Suspension Before Closure: 'Steve McQueen: Works' at the Art Institute of Chicago" Nka (Fall 2014), 136–139.
  • "Malangatana Ngwenya" entry for Routledge Enclyclopedia of Modernism, forthcoming 2016.
  • "The Tacet Mark as Blackness," ISEA Sydney Conference Proceedings, Leonardo Electronic Almanac (Winter 2013).
  • "Accessing the Ancestors: The Re-Mediation of José Redinha's Paredes Pintadas da Lunda" Critical Interventions: Journal of African Art History and Visual Culture (Spring 2012), 122–140.
  • "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), 187–206.
  • "'All I Am Is a Son of the Cold War': Nástio Mosquito's Embedded Videos" Art South Africa (Fall 2011), 32–33.
  • "The Reception of Nationalist Art: A Response." Dialogue Section, African Arts (Winter 2008), 8.
  • "The Displacement of National Art in a Transnational Artworld." Dialogue Section, African Arts (Autumn 2008), 10–11.

Current Interests

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

Thesis Advisees

  • Aisha Marie Muhammad (MA 2015): "Humanity is 'In The Red'": An Examination of Jelili Atiku's Performance Series
  • Matthew Alan Coleman (MA 2015): Remotely Nearby: Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
  • Rebecca Schlossberg (Dual 14): The (Re)mediation of Media in the Fae Richards Photo Archive
  • Rebecca Hernandez (Dual 14): The Great White Silence: A Material-based Ontological View of Art Technologies in Antarctica


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