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Dr Michelle Antoinette is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Art History and Theory at Monash University, Melbourne. Her research focuses on Asian modern and contemporary art histories, especially contemporary art histories of Southeast Asia on which she has published widely. Michelle previously held research and teaching positions at the Australian National University, Canberra, where she was Convenor and Lecturer for courses on Asian and Pacific art and museums. She has held major Australian Research Council Fellowships researching developments in Asian contemporary art and museums:'The Rise of New Cultural Networks in Asia in the Twenty-First Century' (DP1096041) and the ARC DECRA project ‘Asian Art Publics’ (2017–20 grant no DE170100455). Her significant publications include Reworlding Art History: Encounters with Contemporary Southeast Asian Art after 1990 (Brill | Rodopi, 2015) and with Caroline Turner, Contemporary Asian Art and Exhibitions: Connectivities and World-making (ANU Press, 2014). She co-curated the exhibition Shaping Geographies: Art, Woman, Southeast Asia, held in Singapore in 2019-20.

Education/Academic qualification

Interdisciplinary Cross-Cultural Research, PhD, Australian National University (ANU)

Award Date: 15 Dec 2006

Visual Arts & Politics, Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Visual Arts), MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 21 Oct 1999

Research area keywords

  • Modern and Contemporary Asian art
  • Southeast Asian Art
  • Contemporary Art History & Art Theory
  • Visual Culture Studies
  • Asian-Australian Art & Asian Art Diasporas
  • Museums, Exhibitions & Curating
  • Global Art & World Art


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