Siwin Lo

Modern and Contemporary Art History

Siwin Lo is a New York-based writer and PhD candidate in Art History at the City University of New York's Graduate Center. She has published and presented on various topics in modern and contemporary art with particular emphasis on painting, media theory, feminism, and the environment. She teaches in the art history department at Brooklyn College.

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PhD candidate | The City University of New York–Graduate Center
MA | 2015 | University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC | Thesis: “Work and the Work of Art, 1959–1964”
BA | 2013 | University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC




      • Editorial committee. “Issue 11: BLOOD AND EARTH AND SOIL,” Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture, 2018. Online. 
      • Assistant editor. Silvia Federici and Arlen Austin, Wages for Housework: The New York Committee, 1972–1977: History, Theory, Documents. New York: Autonomedia, 2017. Print.


      • “Becoming Digital, Becoming Textile: Medium and Mediation in the Lives of The Tree” A Symposium on the History of Art. Presented by the Frick Collection and the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University, April 27–28, 2018. 
      • Invited panelist. Here/Say: Framing, Part III [Criticisms]. Barnard College, New York. November 27, 2017. 
      • “Spaces of Possibility: The Location and Production of Knowledge and Narrative in Painting.” 33rd Annual Society for Interdisciplinary French 17th Century Conference, London, Canada/Société d’Études Pluridisciplinaires du XVIIe Siècle Français, London, Canada, October 2014.
      • “Re-take of Amrita: A Genealogical Look At Vivan Sundaram’s Photographic Intervention.” 70th Annual South Eastern College Art Conference, Sarasota, Florida, October 9, 2014. 
      • “The Canned and the Wooden: Irony, the Readymade, and Native-Art-as-Usual.” Assimilation, Appropriation, and Autonomy: Cultural Influence, Borrowing, and Resistance in the Arts, University of California Riverside’s Third Annual Graduate Student Conference, Riverside, CA, May 2014.
      • “Botschaft e.V.: The Corporation as Medium and Message.” Visual Impetus VII: Conceived, Created, and Consumed, University of Victoria Art History Graduate Student Conference, Victoria, Canada, January 2014.
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