Chad Elias

  • Assistant Professor of Art History

  • Tate Modern Research Fellow, 2015-18

My first book, Posthumous Images: Contemporary Art and Memory Politics in Post-Civil War Lebanon, was published by Duke University Press in 2018. In collaboration with the Hood Museum, I recently organized a multidisciplinary symposium which explored questions relating to resource extraction, carbon imaginaries, species extinction and evocations of the deep past and worlds-to-come in contemporary art. A third research project in progress centers on the futures projected by new infrastructures for cultural production and dissemination in the Arabian Gulf in the era of peak oil.

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Contact

HB 6033

Education

PhD Northwestern University

Selected Publications

  • "Whose Digital Heritage? Contemporary Art, 3D Printing and the Limits of Cultural Property," Third Text 159. 33 (July 2019). Forthcoming.

  • "A Face in the Cloud: Visual Culture, Artificial Intelligence, and the Physiognomic Turn," in Wiley Balckwell Companion to Visual Culture, ed. Aubrey Anable and Catherine Zuromskis (Hoboken: Wiley Blackwell, forthcoming 2019). Commisioned critical essay.

  • Posthumous Images: Contemporary Art and Memory Politics in Post-Civil War Lebanon  (Duke University Press, 2018).

  • “Preservation By Other Means: Contemporary and the Deconstruction of Heritage,” special issue edited with Mary Coffey, Future Anterior 15.1 (Summer 2018).

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