• Graduate Program in Art History, Department of Visual Art & Art History

  • Jennifer Fisher

  • Professor

E jefish@yorku.ca

EDUCATION

BFA (NSCAD), MA, PhD (Concordia)

BIOGRAPHY

Jennifer Fisher is an art historian, critic and curator specializing in contemporary art and curatorial studies. Her research focusses on exhibitions, display practices, contemporary art, feminist performance, affect theory and the aesthetics of the non-visual senses. She is co-founder and joint editor of the Journal of Curatorial Studies.

Her writings have been featured in anthologies such as Artist Curators, The Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Culture, The Senses in Performance and Caught in the Act I & II; and journals such as Capacious: Journal for Emerging Affect Inquiry, RACAR, Performance Research, Art Journal, Border/Lines, C magazine, n-paradoxa and Visual Communication. She has authored numerous catalogue essays, exhibition reviews and interviews.

Professor Fisher is a founding member of DisplayCult, a curatorial organization for creative and interdisciplinary projects in the visual arts, where her practice encompasses a range of interventional artist-curator projects. Images and descriptions of exhibitions are available at: www.displaycult.com.

Dr. Fisher was Contemporary Art Fellow at the Canadian Centre for the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Canada, and has held research affiliations at the Society for Fellows in the Humanities at Cornell University and the Department of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She joined York University’s Visual Art and Art History Department in 2004.

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