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Ernestine Daubner, PhD

Part-Time Faculty, Art History

Office: S-EV 3773 
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5173

Ernestine Daubner holds an MA in Art History from the Université de Montréal and an interdisciplinary PhD in the Humanities from Concordia University, including Art History, Cultural History, and contemporary Literary Theory as fields of research. She is Adjunct Professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal at the Centre interuniversitaire en arts médiatiques (CIAM).  Her research interests focus on the intersections of art, science and technology, particularly diverse forms of media art. She is currently mapping out the emerging field of contemporary art and biotechnologies in collaboration with le Groupe de recherche en arts médiatiques (GRAM).  With Louise Poissant, she co-organized an international colloquium Art & Biotechnologies at the Musée d'art contemporain in 2004 and co-edited a book of collected essays of the same name, which included a DVD-ROM anthology of approximately 1000 a-life and bioartworks (Presses de l'Université du Québec, 2005). A second collection of essays and an updated DVD-Rom anthology is forthcoming. These activities have led her to research new media art in relation to the able and disabled body.  In this regard, in November 2007, she co-organized a major international colloquium in Montreal, entitled, Mobile / Immobilized: Art, Technologies and (Dis)abilities, for which the publication of a book of collected essays is in preparation.  Ernestine Daubner has presented her research in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, as well as Europe, in Amsterdam, Geneva, Istanbul, Ljubljana, Lyon, and Prague.  She is also the author of numerous publications on modern and contemporary art practices.

Research Interests

  • New Media Art
  • Emerging Media Art (Biomedia art)
  • Intersections between Art, Science and Technology
  • Art in relation to Modernity and Enlightenment Culture
  • Art, Culture, Gender

Teaching activities

Undergraduate Courses

(Since 2006)

  • ARTH 349 Studies /History of the Print
  • ARTH 353 Technology and Contemporary Art
  • ARTH 366 Studies in Nineteenth-Century Art & Architecture
  • ARTH 367 Studies in Twentieth-Century Art & Architecture: Modernism & Historical Avant-Garde
  • ARTH 370 Studies in Canadian Art
  • ARTH 385 Colour: Theory & Application Visual Arts
  • ARTH 386 The Art and the Viewer
  • ARTH 387 Issues in Art & Criticism: Critically Assessing Emerging (Biomedia art) Practices

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