Afonso Dias Ramos

Quoting name: Afonso Dias Ramos
Professional Category/Position: Researcher
Position(s) within IHA: SC Member | RG Member [Art Theory, Historiography and Criticism]
Thematic areas: Visual Culture, Heritage, Photography
CIÊNCIA ID: 2214-7BB8-066E
ORCiD: 0000-0001-5282-7067



Afonso Dias Ramos is a contracted researcher at the Institute of Art History (FCSH-NOVA), investigating on-going controversies around colonial-era monuments and artworks across the world. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum (2020) and an Art Histories Fellow at the Forum Transregionale Studien in Berlin, affiliated with Freie Universität Berlin (2018-19). He holds an MA and received his PhD in the History of Art from University College London with a thesis focusing on the relationship between political violence and photography in contemporary art. He previously worked at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon and studied History of Art at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV). Some of his recent writing on contemporary art, visual culture and colonial history can be found in academic monographs and in journals such as Burlington Contemporary, Electra, History Workshop, Journal of Contemporary History, LOBBY, or Oxford Art Journal.


Afonso Dias Ramos é um investigador contratado no Instituto de História da Arte (FCSH-NOVA), investigando as actuais controvérsias em torno de monumentos e obras coloniais. Foi Investigador Convidado no Museu Calouste Gulbenkian (2020) e pós-doutoral no Art Histories Fellow no Forum Transregionale Studien em Berlim, afiliado na Freie Universität Berlin (2018-19). Tem um mestrado e doutoramento em História da Arte pelo University College London, com uma tese sobre a relação entre violência política e fotografia na arte contemporânea. Trabalhou no Museu Calouste Gulbenkian em Lisboa and estudou História da Arte na Universidade Nova de Lisboa e Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV). Alguns dos seus textos mais recentes sobre arte contemporânea, cultura visual e história colonial podem ser encontrados em monografias académicas e revistas como Burlington Contemporary, Electra, History Workshop, Journal of Contemporary History, LOBBY, ou Oxford Art Journal.

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SC – Scientific Committee
RG – Research Group