Bio

Adjunct Associate Professor, Art History, Theory, and Criticism (2009). BA, 1984, and BA Honors, MA, 1988, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; PhD, 2009, University of Illinois at Chicago. Exhibitions: Imaginary Coordinates, Spertus Museum, Chicago; Encounters at the Edge of the Forest, Gallery 400, Chicago. Publications: Shofar; Flaneur. Recent Conference Proceedings: "Conscience of the Community: Trends in Material Culture Re-Interpretation," Alliance of American Museums. Awards: Research Associate in the Research Centre, Visual Identities in Art and Design (VIAD), University of Johannesburg, South Africa.


Personal Statement

Rhoda Rosen is an art historian and curator currently serving as Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago. She serves on the Advisory Council of the European Shoah Legacy Institute, incorporated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic on January 20, 2010 as a follow-up to the Terezin Declaration and founded, in part, to seek systemic solutions on an international level leading to restitution of immovable property, art, Judaica, and Jewish cultural assets stolen by the Nazis. Rosen is also a Research Associate in the Research Centre, Visual Identities in Art and Design (VIAD) at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She came to the U.S. from South Africa on a Rockefeller Institute Residency Fellowship to the Institute for Advanced Research and Study in the African Humanities at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, following which she served for more than a decade as director of Spertus Museum, Chicago. She earned her PhD from the University of Illinois in Chicago; her MA and BA from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

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