• Visual Art & Art History

  • Natasha Bissonauth

  • Assistant Professor

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EDUCATION

Ph.D Art History - Cornell University

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Contemporary Art and Visual Cultures
Contemporary Global Art
Diaspora
South Asia
Indenture
Art Theory and Aesthetics
Queer Theory
Feminist Studies
Affect Theory

BIOGRAPHY

Natasha Bissonauth joins the Visual Art and Art History department. Prior to, she was Assistant Professor at the College of Wooster (OH) in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her research centers on contemporary artists of color, queer and feminist art-making in particular situated in contemporary global visual cultures. With an emphasis on South Asian and South Asian transnational circuits of art, select artist interviews, exhibition reviews, and book reviews include Art Asia PacificArt IndiaC Magazine,  and Women + Performance. Peer-reviewed articles include “Zanele Muholi’s Affective Appeal to Act” (Photography & Culture, 2014) and “Sunil Gupta’s Sun City: An Exercise in Camping Orientalism” (Art Journal;  2019). Recent publication includes a book chapter on how Chitra Ganesh’s speculative aesthetic intervenes in museum display (2020). She also published an article in South Asia journal on the artwork of Sa’dia Rehman titled, “The Dissent of Play: Lotahs in the Museum,” where Bissonauth lays out her ideas on play as a form of aesthetic dissent. New research interests include examining the role of the speculative in the study of indenture studies.

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