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Angela Dimitrakaki joined the Department of History of Art in September 2007. She holds a BA in Archaeology and Art History from the University of Athens (1991), an MA in Gallery Studies from the University of Essex (1992) and a PhD in Art History from the University of Reading (2000). She was Lecturer in Contemporary Art at the University of Southampton from 2001 to 2006.
Angela is engaged in research-led teaching. She teaches the undergraduate courses ‘Sexual Politics and the Image’ and ‘The Aesthetics and Politics of Contemporary Art’ and the postgraduate course ‘Theorising Contemporary Art’. Nominated for a EUSA teaching award a number of times, she is Programme Leader of MSc Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating, Criticism.
Angela’s research is in the field of contemporary art history and theory. It involves a wide range of practices, with a greater emphasis on lens-based media and participatory paradigms, and examines the social processes and structures that determine the production of meaning in contemporary art practice, often with a particular focus on developments in Europe. There is a strong input of feminist scholarship and social studies to her work, which mostly deploys interdisciplinary frameworks. With an increasing focus on globalisation and biopolitics as key terms in the theorisation of contemporary art, her publications are concerned with the latter as a largely political discourse. She is particularly interested in the intersection of feminism and Marxism; art, knowledge production and pedagogies of protest; labour and the economic subject in contemporary art; experimental curating.
Angela is also very interested in contemporary fiction and is a fiction writer herself. She publishes in her native Greek and her works include the short stories collection Nosebleed (1999) and the novels Antarktiki (1999 and 2006), Antisea (2002, shortlisted for Diavazo Best Novel Award), The Manifesto of Defeat (2006, shortlisted for the Athens Prize for Literature Greek Novel Award and Na Ena Milo Best Novel Prize) and Inside A Girl Like You (2009, shortlisted for The Athens Prize for Literature Greek Novel Award, Diavazo Best Novel Award and the Greek Academy of Letters Novel Prize). Her work has been included in anthologies of Modern Greek prose in German and French.
From December 2003 to February 2004 Angela held a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Center for Hellenic Studies, Princeton University, and she also received an AHRB Small Grant to carry out a pilot research project (2003-4) entitled ‘From Time to Space: Women' Film and Video, Feminism and Geographies of Difference in Europe'. Angela has contributed to many conferences, symposia and research workshops in Europe and the US. In 2010 she co-organised with Kirsten Lloyd the conference Radical Complicities: Curating and Art in the 21st Century, held in Edinburgh. In 2013 she co-organised with Harry Weeks the workshop The Avant-Garde: A History, a Theory, a Politics? also at Edinburgh, with the participation of John Roberts.
Angela was a member of the Leverhulme International Network Transnational Perspectives on Women’s Art, Feminism and Curating (2010-2012) led by Lara Perry (Brighton). She is Corresponding Editor of the interdisciplinary journal HM: Research in Critical Marxist Theory and a Researcher with the University of Barcelona Art Globalization Inteculturality research group since 2010 (http://artglobalizationinterculturality.com/). In 2013 Angela curated, with Kirsten Lloyd, ECONOMY in Edinburgh and Glasgow (www.economyexhibition.net).
Angela currently supervises the following research students:
Angela welcomes enquiries from potential research students with an interest in contemporary art and its theory. Prospective applicants interested in art and politics are particularly welcome.
This article was published on Oct 30, 2012