College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Art History

Department of
Art History

A cutting from the lower border of a manuscript (Johann Plaecsaert, artist)

Maria Domene-Danés

Lecturer, Department of Art HistoryMargaret Graves

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PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2018
MA, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2010
MA, Universitat de Girona, Catalonia, 2003
BA, Universitat de Girona, Catalonia 2000

Research Interests

  • Contemporary art in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Global war and contemporary art
  • Uses of the archive in artistic practices
  • Catalan art
  • Intersections between food, art and late capitalism
  • Art and fashion

Selected Publications

  • "elBulli: Contemporary Intersections Between Food, Science, Art and Late Capitalism", BR::AC. Barcelona, Research, Art, Creation. Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona, 2013.
  • “Ficció i Biopolítica a The Atlas Group Archive” in Proceedings of the International Symposium ‘La noció d’arxiu i les pràctiques artístiques contemporànies’. Girona: Càtedra d’Art i Cultura Contemporanis, Universitat de Girona (forthcoming).
  • Les Cols: síntesis globals [Les Cols: Global Synthesis], in Ànima Les Cols, eds. Fina Puigdevall and Manel Puigvert (Barcelona: Montagud, 2017), 160-163. (co-written with Edgar Illas).

Awards and Fellowships

  • 2016: College Arts & Humanities Institute (CAHI) Graduate Research Travel Award. IU,

  • 2015: Friends of Art (FoA) Pegram Harrison Memorial Award. IU, Bloomington.

  • 2014: College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Year Research Fellowship. IU,
  • 2011: “Rhonda A. Saad Prize for Best Graduate Paper in Modern Arab Art" awarded by AMCA
    (Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey) for
    the paper titled “Disrupting Narratives: Unveiling Biopolitics in The Atlas Group Archive.”

  • 2011: Fellowship; Arabic language. Islamic Studies Program, IU, Bloomington.



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