Professor Deborah Cherry

TrAIN Management Board Member - Deputy Director

I studied in the UK (Edinburgh and London) and I have worked in the UK, the USA, and in Europe, where I am now at the University of Amsterdam. Following my PhD I have written extensively on art in Britain in the nineteenth and early twentieth century with two books, Painting Women (1994) and Beyond the Frame: Feminism and Visual Culture (2000) along with exhibitions such as ‘The Edwardian Era’ (co-curated 1987). These projects, and other essays, have investigated how art and artistic practices and receptions were shaped by formations of gender, race and ethnicity, and relations of power.

Questions of identity, migration and diaspora have informed my research on contemporary art, whether in writing about Tracey Emin (2002), Zarina Bhimji (2002), on sound in recent installation (2001, which considered works by Mona Hatoum, Maud Sulter and Chila Kumari Burman).

Recent edited collections have considered transnational and global perspectives in the study of women artists in the nineteenth century, (Local/Global, co-edited, 2006), Art History and Visual Culture (2004); what happens when art and artists migrate and the significance of space and place (Location, co-edited, 2006); the writings of Stephen Bann (2005), and spectacle, display and the transnational shuttling of objects and curators between cultures of Europe, East and South Asia and North America, (Spectacle and Display, co-edited, 2008).

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