Alexander Dumbadze

Department Chair and Associate Professor of Art History
Room 110 & 101A, Smith Hall

Alexander Dumbadze teaches courses on contemporary art, theory, and historiography. He is the author of Bas Jan Ader: Death Is Elsewhere(University of Chicago Press, 2013) and co-editor and co-author, with Suzanne Hudson, of Contemporary Art: 1989 to the Present (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).  He is currently at work on a book manuscript titled Jack Goldstein: All Day Night Sky.  In 2011, he received a Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. A founder of both the Society of Contemporary Art Historians and the Contemporary Art Think Tank, Prof. Dumbadze’s recent essays include “Of Passivity and Agency: Jack Goldstein” in Jack Goldstein x 10,000 (Orange County Museum of Art, 2012), "Spectacle and Death" in September 11 (MoMA PS1, 2011), and "Can You Hear the Lights?" in Art, History and the Senses: 1830 to the Present (Ashgate, 2010). In spring 2012, Prof. Dumbadze was a Visiting Professor of Art History at the Université Paris 8, Vincennes-Saint Denis.


Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin