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Amanda WasielewskiPostdoktor

Om mig

Amanda Wasielewski is a docent/researcher focusing on the impact of digital technology in art, architecture, and cultural heritage institutions. 



Ph.D. Art History, Graduate Center CUNY (“Between the Cracks: From Squatting to Tactical Media Art in the Netherlands, 1979-1993”)
M.Phil. Art History, Graduate Center CUNY
Postgraduate resident, De Ateliers, Amsterdam
M.A. Fine Art (Media), Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
B.A. Northwestern University: Art History, Art Theory & Practice (majors), Chemistry (minor)





Computational Formalism: Art History and Machine Learning. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [forthcoming 2023]

From City Space to Cyberspace: Art, Squatting, and Internet Culture in the Netherlands. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2021.

Made in Brooklyn: Artists, Hipsters, Makers, Gentrifiers. Arlesford, Hampshire: Zero Books, 2018.


Book Chapters

 “The Growing Pains of Digital Art History: Issues for the study of art using computational methods.” In Digital Human Sciences: New Objects – New Approaches, edited by Sonya Petersson, 127-151. Stockholm: Stockholm University Press, 2021.

 “Mining Art History: Bulk Converting Non-Standard PDFs to Text to Determine the Frequency of Citations and Key Terms in Humanities Articles.” In Digital Human Sciences: New Objects – New Approaches, edited by Sonya Petersson, 285-305. Stockholm: Stockholm University Press, 2021. [authors: Anna Dahlgren, Amanda Wasielewski]

 “‘We Have Decided Not To Decide’: The End of History and the Punk Politics of De Reagering.” In Aftermath: the Fall and Rise After the Event, edited by Robert Kusek, Beata Piątek, and Wojciech Szymański, 177-192. Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press, 2019.

 “PKP-TV: Pirate Utopias.” In Maarten Ploeg: Ploeg + Werk, 1958-2004. Amsterdam: Maarten Ploeg Trust, 2018.


Edited Journal Issue

“The Politics of Metadata.” Special Issue, Digital Culture & Society 6, no. 2 (2020). [editors: Anna Dahlgren, Karin Hansson, Ramón Reichart, Amanda Wasielewski]


Academic Journal Articles

“The Museum in Quarantine: Architecture, Experience, and the Virtual Museum Tour.” Journal of Curatorial Studies 11, no. 1 (April 2022): 4-24. 

“Interfaces of Art: Meyer Schapiro, Fernand Léger, and the Role of the Art Historian in Anachronistic Artistic Influence.” Journal of Art Historiography, no. 26 (June 2022). 

“The Digital U-Turn in Art History.” Konsthistorisk Tidskrift/Journal of Art History 0, no. 0 (December 13, 2021): 1–18. [authors: Anna Dahlgren, Amanda Wasielewski]

“Cultures of Digitization: A Historiographic Perspective on Digital Art History.” Visual Resources (September 30, 2021): 1–21. [authors: Anna Näslund Dahlgren, Amanda Wasielewski.]

“Introduction: The Politics of Metadata.” Digital Culture & Society 6, no. 2 (2020): 7-17. [authors: Anna Dahlgren, Karin Hansson, Ramón Reichert and Amanda Wasielewski]

“From Rogue Sign to Squatter Symbol.” City 23, no. 2 (March 4, 2019): 256–67.

“Books Were Opened: The Apocalypse of Margaret of York (Ms. M.484) and Spiritual Empowerment of the Laity in the Fifteenth Century.” Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture 5, no. 4 (Autumn 2016): 76-110.

“Lurking Within Reach: Stereoscopic Photomicrography in the 1860s.” History of Photography 39, no. 1 (January 2, 2015): 56–70.

“Grains of Gold in All This Shit: Web 2.0, Crowdsourcing and Participatory Art.” Hz Journal, no. 16 (March, 2011).


Other Publications

“Postcards from the Ruins: Legends of Chicago’s South Side.” The Towner, February 2, 2017.

“Stockholm’s Uneasy Urbanism: Lone woodsmen between pastel facades and austere wilderness.” The Towner, November 28, 2016.

“Baghdad as Antiopticon: Mutating Security Walls in a Two-Dimensional City.” The Towner, July 11, 2016. [authors: Amanda Wasielewski, Agri Ismail]

“Data as Monument: The Dystopia of the Column of Figures.” PEER Paper Matters, no. 1 (February 1, 2016): 53-59.

“Children of the Moon, Dancing to Death.” 3:AM Magazine, September 28, 2015.


Previous Teaching Posts

Docent in Media and Information, Media Studies, University of Amsterdam
Adjunct Professor in History of Modern Architecture, Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York
Adjunct Professor in History of Modern Art, Lehman College, New York


Awards & Grants

International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Social Sciences Research Council (2017-2018)
Marian Goodman Travel Grant, Art History, Graduate Center CUNY (2016)
Friends of Art Award, 40th Annual Cleveland Symposium (2014)
Enhanced Chancellors Fellowship, Graduate Center CUNY (2012-2017)
De Ateliers Stipendium (2010-2012)
Chelsea Arts Club Special Projects Award (2009)
J. Carson Webster Prize, Art History Department, Northwestern University (2007)