Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


Dr Michelle Antoinette is a researcher in Asian modern and contemporary art histories, and lecturer in Art History and Theory at Monash University, Melbourne. Her research focuses on the 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 two 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 major 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). In 2019, she co-curated the exhibition Shaping Geographies: Art, Woman, Southeast Asia, held in Singapore.

Education/Academic qualification

Interdisciplinary Cross-Cultural Research, PhD, Australian National University

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

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.


Research Output

Collaging Asia: Asia Art Archive as Shaper of Knowledge

Antoinette, M., 2019, Melbourne, Vic, Australia: Monash University Museum of Art and Perimeter Editions. 8 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCatalogueResearch

Culture Boom: China's Artscape Now, and the Making of a New Art Public

Antoinette, M., 2019, The Centre - On Art and Urbanism in China. Aitken, A., Maidment, S., McEoin, E. & Patty, M. (eds.). Melbourne, Vic, Australia: National Gallery of Victoria, p. 148-163 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Research

Mella Jaarsma

Antoinette, M., 2019, Canberra, ACT, Australia: National Gallery of Australia. 2 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCatalogueOtherpeer-review

Making Art (A Public) Matter in Asia: The Social Intervention Aesthetics of Tintin Wulia in Hong Kong

Antoinette, M., 2018, In : Public Art Dialogue. 8, 2, p. 258-289 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

See Like a Heretic: On Vision and Belief

Antoinette, M., 2018, Singapore: Gajah Gallery. 26 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCatalogueResearch


Organiser: Public Lecture by ruangrupa: "This is Our Ecosystem: about ruangrupa, Gudskul, and Lumbung" (Live-streamed Public Lecture)

Michelle Antoinette (Organiser)

17 Mar 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course


Michelle Antoinette (Contributor), , Wulan Dirgantoro (Contributor), , Geraldine Javier (Contributor), , Kayleigh Goh (Contributor), , Fika Santika (Contributor), & Savanhdary Vongpoothorn (Contributor)

23 Nov 2019

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic event