Claire Bishop appointed to the Graduate Center

Claire Bishop

Associate Professor, Ph.D. Program in Art History

Claire Bishop, Associate Professor of Art History, is an internationally acknowledged scholar of contemporary art. Her dissertation was published as Installation Art: A Critical History and quickly became an indispensible resource for anyone interested in the subject, and her edited volume, Participation, is also highly regarded. She is the author of two influential essays—“Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics” (October, 2004) and “The Social Turn: Collaboration and its Discontents” (Artforum, 2006). Both have been translated and reprinted a number of times. She is widely considered to be an original thinker and creative interpreter of contemporary art, as well as a dynamic teacher. Bishop curated the exhibition Double Agent at the London ICA earlier this year, and is working on a book about socially-engaged art and spectatorship. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Essex.

Photo: Courtesy of Claire Bishop

Submitted on: AUG 1, 2009

Category: New Appointments to the GC