Claire Bishop (1971) is an art historian and critic, who has been based in the History of Art Department at CUNY Graduate Center, New York since September 2008. Previously Bishop was an associate professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Warwick, Coventry and Visiting Professor in the Curating Contemporary Art Department at the Royal College of Art, London. Bishop is editor of the highly-regarded volumes Participation (2006) and Installation Art: A Critical History (2005) and is a contributor to many art journals including Artforum, Flash Art, and October; her essay “Antagonism and Relational Aesthetics,” which appeared in October in 2004, remains an influential critique of relational aesthetics. Bishop is currently working on a history and theory of socially-engaged art. In 2008, she co-curated (with Mark Sladen) the exhibition Double Agent (ICA, London; Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre; and Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead). Bishop lives and works in New York.
A round-table discussion with Claire Bishop, Daniel Grúň and Mira Keratová
04.06.2013 / 16:00 / Berlinka – SNG / Public lecture
Radical Museology or What's Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art
Claire Bishop, Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship, (London: Verso, 2012), ISBN- 13: 978- 1- 84467- 690- 3
The project was supported by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic (KEGA).