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Daniela Agostinho

Assistant Professor

Daniela Agostinho

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Daniela Agostinho (she/her) is Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Digital Design and Information Studies at Aarhus University. Her main areas of research and teaching are cultural theory, visual culture, feminist, postcolonial and decolonial studies, digital culture and critical data studies. Her current work is concerned with visual and archival legacies of colonialism, the techno-aesthetics of datafication, and more broadly with how art and aesthetics mediate and relationships to power. At Aarhus University, she is a member of the Digital Aesthetics Research Center and the Cultural Transformations programme.

 

She is co-editor of several books: (W)Archives: Archival Imaginaries, War, and Contemporary Art (with Solveig Gade, Nanna Bonde Thylstrup and Kristin Veel), a collection of essays by theorists, artists and curators on digital archiving and contemporary warfare, published by Sternberg Press/MIT Press, 2021; Uncertain Archives: Critical Keywords for Big Data (with Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, Catherine D’Ignazio, Annie Ring and Kristin Veel), an interdisciplinary glossary of terms relevant to critical studies of big data, published by MIT Press, 2021; The Uncertain Image (with Ulrik Ekman, Nanna Bonde Thylstrup and Kristin Veel), a collection of essays by scholars and artists on the relation between images and datafication, published by Routledge, 2019; and Panic and Mourning: The Cultural Work of Trauma (with Elisa Antz and Cátia Ferreira), published by Walter de Gruyter, 2012. 

 

She is also an independent curator, and recent exhibitions and programmes include For Alberta and Victor, a collection of conjurings and opacities, a solo show by visual artist La Vaughn Belle at ARIEL Feminisms in the Aesthetics (Copenhagen, 2021); Fleshing Out the Image, an exhibition by Igor Jesus and public programme (Porto, 2020); 13 Shots, a solo show by Aimée Zito Lema at Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, 2018), and Artists Film International a group show at MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (Lisbon, 2017).

She is a member of the European project 4CS - From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, funded by the Culture programme of the European Union. 

Before joining Aarhus University, Daniela was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen (2016-2021), first as a researcher within the collective project Uncertain Archives, funded by the Danish Research Council, and subsequently leading the postdoctoral project Archival Encounters, funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. She remains affiliated with the Uncertain Archives research collective and continues to grow the Archival Encounters project. Before moving to Denmark, she was a Lecturer at the Catholic University of Portugal, in the MA and PhD program in Culture Studies (2014-2016). She holds a PhD in Culture Studies from the Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon.

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