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Dr Alexander Supartono

Biography I am an art historian, curator and educator, seeking to situate historical and contemporary photographic and inter-media art practice within broader visual culture debates as well as advance this knowledge to academic, art specialist and wider audiences. I hold a BA in Social Philosophy from Driyarkara School of Philosophy, Jakarta, Indonesia (2001), an MA in Southeast Asian Study with an Art History specialisation from Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA (2010) and a PhD in Photography History from School of Art History, University of St Andrews, Scotland (2015). My training in Western Art and photography history and my curatorial practice in contemporary Southeast Asian art and photography have equipped me with the range of methodological tools and research skills necessary in linking Art History, Photography History and Critical Theory with art and photographic practice.
Research Interests a. Colonial and postcolonial histories of South and Southeast Asian photography
b. Histories and theories of photographic practice;
c. Contemporary curatorial practice and debates around changing modes/sites of displaying photographs within and outside the museum, in media and via online platforms;
d.Modern and contemporary debates within a framework of global art history, theory and visual culture.
Teaching and Learning BA1 History of Photography I, 1839 to the 1950s
BA2 History of Photography II, Post-war to Contemporary Practice
BA2 Theory for Photo Practice
BA3 The Image and the Archive
BA4 Dissertation Supervision