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Jasmina Tumbas

Jasmina Tumbas
Presenter Affiliation:
112 Center for the Arts
North Campus
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Department of Art
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Jasmina Tumbas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at the UB. Her teaching and research is focused on modern and contemporary art and theory, histories and theories of performance, body and conceptual art, art and activism, politics of contemporary visual culture, and critical theory. Tumbas received her doctoral degree in Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University in 2013, where she received fellowships to conduct extensive research at various archives in Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, and Germany. Part of her dissertation, “A Matter of Decision: Experimental Art in Hungary and Yugoslavia, 1968-1989,″ which analyzes performance, conceptual and mail art from former Yugoslavia and Hungary in the post-World War II era, was published in ArtMargins in fall 2012. Tumbas has presented research at international conferences and co-organized events and conferences at Duke University, such as the first “Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics’ 2012 Convergence: The Geo/Body Politics of Emancipation” in Fall 2012, and was a faculty advisor to graduate students during the last Hemispheric Convergence on “Experimental Collectivities” at USC, Los Angeles (October 2013). In 2010, Tumbas co-founded the Public School Durham, an independently run experimental learning community open to the public with branches in New York, Berlin, Paris, and Los Angeles, among other locations, and taught classes on Contemporary Art, Queer Cinema, and East European Film for the public school. Tumbas works with Roma artists and activists in Europe as a translator and editor and as a freelance assistant editor and translator for the ArtLeaks collective.