Hosted by Professor Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music
May and June 2017
Professor Van Robbroeck completed her Honours degree in History of Art at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). Her Masters degree, also at Wits, dealt with the ideology and practice of community arts in South Africa. She completed her PhD at Stellenbosch University on the discursive reception of modern black art in white South African writing under the supervision of Prof Sandra Klopper and Prof Paul Cilliers. Her subsequent publications focused on postcoloniality and nationalism in South African visual arts. Her current research interests centre on postcolonial subjectivities and explore the theoretical interface between psycho-dynamic and postcolonial theories. Van Robbroeck is one of the editors and writers of Visual Century: South African Art in Context: 1907 - 2007, a four volume revisionist history of South African art in the twentieth century. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Third Text Africa.
If you would like full details of the plans for Professor van Robbroeck’s fellowship or would like to meet with her during her visit as an Institute of Advanced Studies Distinguished Visiting Fellow, please contact Sue Gilligan