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Ana Balona de Oliveira
Post-doctoral researcher (Investigadora de Pós-Doutoramento)
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Biographical Note:

Ana Balona de Oliveira is a FCT Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Comparative Studies of the University of Lisbon (CEC-FLUL) and at the Institute for Art History of the New University of Lisbon (IHA-FCSH-UNL). She has lectured in several institutions in the United Kingdom and Portugal, notably at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, where she received her PhD in History of Art (Modern and Contemporary) with the thesis ‘Fort/Da: Unhomely and Hybrid Displacements in the Work of Ângela Ferreira, c. 1980-2008’, 2012. Her current research focusses on narratives of empire, anti- and post-colonialism, migration and globalization in contemporary art from ‘Lusophone’ countries and beyond.  She coordinates the research line ‘Visual Culture, Migration and Globalization’ at the Centre for Comparative Studies (CEC-CITCOM) and is a member of the research group ‘Contemporary Art Studies’ at the Institute for Art History (IHA-CASt) and of the Direction Board of AIM – Association of Moving Image Researchers (Portugal). She published in Third Text (UK), Mute (UK), /seconds (UK), Fillip (Canada), Aniki: Portuguese Journal of the Moving Image (Portugal), Revista de História de Arte (Portugal), Revista Comunicação & Sociedade (Portugal), among others. She wrote essays for exhibition catalogues such as Novo Banco Photo 2015 (Museu Coleção Berardo, 2015), and publications such as Edson Chagas: Found Not Taken (Kehrer Verlag, 2015) and Red Africa: Affective Communities and the Cold War (Black Dog Publishing, 2016). She is an independent curator, having recently curated Ângela Ferreira. Underground Cinemas & Towering Radios (Galeria Av. da Índia, Lisbon, 21 July – 23 October 2016). See full CV here: http://www.degois.pt/visualizador/curriculum.jsp?key=9507838774028279

Main areas of research:

  • Narratives of empire, anti- and post-colonialism in contemporary art from 'Lusophone' spaces and beyond
  • Modernities, modernisms and postmodernisms
  • Migration and globalization
  • Feminisms

Selected Publications:

  • 2017. “Journal of Uncollectable Journeys: Edson Chagas’s Found not Taken Series and Other Works”, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art (forthcoming).
  • 2016. “Begin Again … Closer … in NYL: Planes and Paradoxes of Here and There, and Other Writing, Walking and Water Spacings by Renée Green”, Third Text, Vol. 30, Issue 1-2, 43-59. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09528822.2016.1265745?journalCode=ctte20

  • 2016. “Imagens e Sons de Revolução entre o Altaneiro e o Subterrâneo / Images and Sounds of Revolution between the Towering and the Underground”.  In Ângela Ferreira. Underground Cinemas & Towering Radios, 7 - 50. ISBN: 978-989-8167-42-2. Lisboa: EGEAC - Galerias Municipais.
  • 2016. “Archival Past Futures of Revolution and Decolonization in Contemporary Artistic Practice from and about 'Lusophone' Africa”.  In Red Africa: Affective Communities and the Cold War, ed. Mark Nash, 131 - 143. ISBN: 978-1910433942. London: Black Dog Publishing. http://www.blackdogonline.com/red-africa/
  • 2016. “Walking in the Global City: Edson Chagas’ Found Not Taken Series and Other Works”.  In Flâneur: New Urban Narratives, 104 - 119. ISBN: 978-989-95387-3-3. Lisboa: Procur.arte.
  • 2016. “Decolonization in, of and through the Archival ‘Moving Images’ of Artistic Practice’, Revista Comunicação e Sociedade, 29: 131 - 152. http://revistacomsoc.pt/index.php/comsoc/article/view/2413/2326
  • 2015. ‘Revolution in Crisis: The Ruptures of Revolution and Ruptured Revolutions through the Ruptures of Artistic Practice’, Revista de História de Arte, 12: 106 - 123. https://run.unl.pt/bitstream/10362/16956/1/RHA_12_ART_3_ABOliveira.pdf
  • 2015. “Journal of Uncollectable Journeys: Edson Chagas’ Found Not Taken Series and Other Works”.  In Edson Chagas: Found Not Taken. ISBN: 978-3-86828-672-4. Heidelberg: Kehrer Verlag. http://www.artbooksheidelberg.com/html/detail/en/edson-chagas-978-3-86828-672-4.html
  • 2015. ‘In Slow Motion: A Fotografia de Edson Chagas/ In Slow Motion: The Photography of Edson Chagas’.  In NOVO BANCO Photo 2015: Ângela Ferreira, Ayrson Heráclito, Edson Chagas, ed. Nuno Ferreira de Carvalho, 91 - 116. ISBN: 978-989-8239-46-4. Lisboa: Museu Coleção Berardo. http://en.museuberardo.pt/publications/novo-banco-photo-2015-angela-ferreira-ayrson-heraclito-edson-chagas

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