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Giovanna Zapperi

Giovanna Zapperi is full professor for art history at Université de Genève. She  received her doctorate from the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris in 2005.

Her work examines the interrelation of art criticism, visual culture and feminism. She has published numerous studies in anthologies, exhibition catalogues, and reviews in France and abroad (Afterall, Art History, Les Cahiers du MNAM, e-flux journal, Feminist Review,  Kritische Berichte, May, Oxford Art Journal, Texte our Kunst, Perspective, …), as well as critical articles. Her dissertation on Marcel Duchamp received the "Prix de la ville de Paris pour les études de genre" (City of Paris Award for Gender Studies), and was published in 2012 (L'artiste est une femme. La modernité de Marcel Duchamp, Paris, PUF). From 2005 to 2009, she was on the editorial board of the journal Multitudes; from 2007-2009, a visiting Rudolf Arnheim Professor at the Humboldt University in Berlin; and in 2009, a research fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Nantes. In 2017 she published the book Carla Lonzi: Un'arte della vita (Roma, Derive Approdi).  In 2019 with Natasa Petresin-Bachelez she curated the exhibition "Defiant Muses" at Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid.