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Noit BANAI Professor for Contemporary Art, Department of Art History, University of Vienna


 Noit Banai is Professor of Contemporary Art in the Department of Art History at the University of Vienna. She received her PhD in Art History at Columbia University and taught Modern and Contemporary Art at Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her research interests focus on modern and contemporary practices in a global context, especially the critical ‘potentialities’ and historical ‘blind spots’ of aesthetic propositions that challenge traditional disciplinary boundaries and geographical limitations. Banai has published in journals such as Third Text, RES, Public Culture and Performance Art Journal; contributed essay to catalogues for the Museum der Moderne Kunst – Ludwig Stiftung in Vienna, Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Centre Georges Pompidou and Musée d'art Moderne in Paris, Barbican Art Gallery in London, and Documenta in Kassel. She served as Assistant Editor of the journal RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics and is a regular contributor to Artforum International. Her book on Yves Klein was published by Reaktion Books (2015) and she is currently writing a book titled "Who are the People? Between Nation State and Border State, From Universality to the Global Subject".