Vital Dependencies: Architecture, Performance and Biotechnology

Friday, September 21, 2012

Time: 4:30pm
Location: Architecture and Urban Planning Building 170

Presentation by Jennifer Johung, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee.

Jennifer Johung received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008. Since then, she has been assistant, and now associate professor of art history, and director of the Art History Gallery at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, where she is also affiliated faculty in two graduate programs (Media, Cinema, and Digital Studies, and Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures). She has published articles on topics ranging from performance, visual, and urban studies to new media and biotechnology. Her first book, Replacing Home: From Primordial Hut to Digital Network in Contemporary Art, was published by the University of Minnesota Press in December 2011. Her edited volume with Professor Arijit Sen (UW-Milwaukee), Landscapes of Mobility: Culture, Politics and Placemaking, is forthcoming from Ashgate Press, and her new book project, Vital Architectures was recently awarded seed funding from the University of Wisconsin’s Research Growth Initiative. In addition to her research, she is actively involved in commissioning new artwork, collaborating with artists and architects, and curating exhibitions from Milwaukee to Los Angeles through her own organization, Jennifer Johung Projects. A group exhibition, Replacing Home, based on her first book, was recently on view at the JAUS gallery in Santa Monica.

For more information about this speaker’s visit, contact Associate Professor Arijit Sen.