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Lisa Zaher

Associate Professor, Adjunct Art History, Theory and Criticism School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Lisa Zaher is an art historian of modern and contemporary art and visual culture whose research and teaching focus on the history and theory of photographic media (construed broadly to include still and moving images, along with proto-cinematic devices, video and new digital platforms for distribution and display), historiography, and the conservation of fine art and media. She has been a lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 2011 and recently completed a position as the first UChicago Arts Conservation Research Fellow for work on Christine Mehring's project to conserve the German Fluxus artist, Wolf Vostell's monumental public sculpture, Concrete Traffic (1970). She is currently working on several projects, including a book on Hollis Frampton (based on her Ph.D. dissertation), a collection of essays and writings on and by the multi-media artist Patrick Clancy, and a digital humanities project related to Frampton's unfinished film "R". She is also co-editing a publication with Christine Mehring on Vostell Concrete. She is currently at work on a manuscript on the media artist and theorist, Hollis Frampton, based on my dissertation, "By Mind and Hand: Hollis Frampton's Photographic Modernism."

For more on her research and publications, visit her Faculty Listing.