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Tim Chandler

Tim Chandler is writer and art historian who is currently a PhD student in Art History at Concordia University in Montreal. His research investigates how failure was used as a narrative device in 19th-century art writing to communicate avant-gardeness. Prior to Concordia, he worked at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery as the TD Curator of Education Fellow from 2016 to 2018, and completed his Master’s in Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Guelph in 2016. In addition to his academic pursuits, Chandler also self-publishes zines and pop culture criticism. His research is supported by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship.

Thesis Title: Modern Lives: Failure, Biography and the Avant-Garde, 1850-1950

Supervisor: Dr. Kristina Huneault

Research Interests:

  • Failure
  • Biography
  • Historiography
  • Nineteenth-Century French Art
  • Semiotics
  • Comparative Literature
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