BA, 1984, and BA Honors, MA, 1988, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; PhD, 2009, University of Illinois at Chicago. Exhibitions: House, Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Chicago; Imaginary Coordinates, Spertus Museum, Chicago; Encounters at the Edge of the Forest, Gallery 400, Chicago. Publications: Shofar; Flaneur. Recent Conference Proceedings: "Red Line Service."  Relational Poverty Network. Conference presentation. Asoociation of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA. March 30, 2016; "Who is Silencing Whom? Censorship, Self-Censorship, and Charlie Hebdo" February 23, 2015, The Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School, NY. Awards: Research Associate in the Research Centre, Visual Identities in Art and Design (VIAD), University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Team Teaching Award (with Billy McGuinness), SAIC, 2015. Awesome Foundation Grant, February 2015.

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. 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. In July 2014, Rosen spent time as a visiting artist/curator at ACRE Residency, Steuben, Wisconsin, where she met Billy McGuinness. Together they founded Red Line Service, an art collaborative that reframes art as a broad social justice endeavor. 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 and her MA and BA from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.


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