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Anthony Gardner

Anthony Gardner

Dr Anthony Gardner is Fellow of The Queen’s College and Head of the Ruskin School of Art, where he is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory. His research explores the rich intersections of contemporary art and politics, with particular emphasis on installation, performance, exhibitions and cultural infrastructures, especially in parts of the world beyond the North Atlantic region. His books include Mapping South: Journeys in South-South Cultural Relations (Melbourne, 2013), Politically Unbecoming: Postsocialist Art Against Democracy (MIT Press, 2015) and, also through MIT Press in 2015, the anthology Neue Slowenische Kunst: From Kapital To Capital (with Zdenka Badovinac and Eda Čufer), which was a finalist for the 2017 Alfred H Barr Award for best exhibition catalogue worldwide. The exhibition it accompanied travelled from the Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana to the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid.

His latest book, co-written with Charles Green, is Biennials, Triennials and documenta: The Exhibitions That Created Contemporary Art, published by Wiley-Blackwell in summer 2016. Dr Gardner is also an editor of the MIT Press journal ARTMargins (http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/artm) and has published in many other books and journals including On Curating, Postcolonial Studies and Third Text.