Alexandra Curvelo

Quoting name: Alexandra Curvelo
Professional Category: Associate Professor with Habilitation (NOVA FCSH)
Position(s) within IHA: Board Member – Director | SC Member | RG Member [Pre-Modern Visual and Material Cultures] | RG Member [Museum Studies]
Thematic areas: Material and Visual culture in the early modern age; Cultural transfers in the early modern age; Nanban art; Museums and Collections
Contact: alexandra.curvelo@fcsh.unl.pt
CIÊNCIA ID: 3115-6AF2-D95E
ORCiD: 0000-0002-2064-9021
Scopus ID: 55386919700
WoS ID: AAD-9450-2020

 

 

Biography
With a PhD in Art History on Nanban Art and Its Circulation between Asia and America: Japan, China and New Spain (c.1550 – c.1700) Alexandra Curvelo is Associate Professor at NOVA FCSH, and Director of the Art History Institute (IHA/NOVA FCSH).
Author and/or editor of several books, including Interactions between rivals: the Christian mission and Buddhist sects in Japan (c.1549-c.1647) (Alexandra Curvelo; Angelo Cattaneo (Ed.). Berlin: Peter Lang Publishing, 2021), and Nanban Folding Screens Masterpieces. Japan-Portugal XVII th Century (Paris: Chandeigne, 2015), book chapters and scientific articles, she has participated and co-organized several international conferences and workshops. 
From 2010 to 2016, she was the Editor in chief of the Bulletin of Portuguese-Japanese Studies and is currently part of the IHA editorial team of the RIHA Journal – International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art. 
She was the Principal Investigator of the research project Interactions between rivals: the Christian mission and Buddhist Sects in Japan (c.1549-c.1647), financed by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) (2012-2015). 
Among others, she was co-Curator of the exhibitions A striking story: Portugal-Japan 16th-20th centuries (Lisbon, November 2018-March 2019); Portugal, Jesuits, and Japan: Spiritual Beliefs and Earthly Goods (Boston, February-June 2013), and Scientific Curator of the exhibition Nanban Commissions. The Portuguese in Modern Age Japan (Lisbon, December 2010-May 2011).
Her research focuses on the visual and material culture of the European presence in Asia during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and particularly in Japan during the Iberian presence, as well as on processes of cultural transfers between Asia and the Americas during the same period.

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Doutorada em História da Arte (NOVA FCSH, 2008) com a tese A Arte Namban e a sua circulação entre a Ásia e a América: Japão, China e Nova-Espanha (c.1550-c.1700), Alexandra Curvelo é actualmente Professora Associada com Agregação do Departamento de História da Arte da NOVA-FCSH e Directora do Instituto de História da Arte (IHA/NOVA FCSH), 
Autora e /ou editor de diversos livros, incluindo Interactions between rivals: the Christian mission and Buddhist sects in Japan (c.1549-c.1647) (Alexandra Curvelo; Angelo Cattaneo (Ed.). Berlin: Peter Lang Publishing, 2021), e Obras-primas dos Biombos Nanban. Japão-Portugal século XVII (Paris: Chandeigne, 2015), capítulos de livros e artigos científicos, tem participado em diversas conferências e workshops no país e no estrangeiro, tendo igualmente colaborado na organização de alguns destes eventos científicos. 
Entre 2010 e 2016 foi Editor do Bulletin of Portuguese-Japanese Studies, e actualmente faz parte da equipa editorial do IHA no RIHA Journal – International Association of Research Institutes in the History of Art.
Foi Investigadora Principal do Projecto Interacções entre Rivais: a Missão Cristã e as Seitas budistas no Japão durante a presença Portuguesa (c.1549-c.1647) (PTDC/HIS-HIS/118404/2010), que decorreu entre 2012 e 2015.
Comissariou ou co-comissariou várias exposições, de que se destacam Uma História de Assombro. Portugal-Japão, séculos XVI-XX (Galeria do Rei D. Luís, Lisboa, 2018-2019); Portugal, Jesuits and Japan: Spiritual Beliefs and Earthly Goods (McMullen Museum of Art, Boston, 2013), e Encomendas Namban. Os Portugueses no Japão da Idade Moderna (Museu do Oriente, Lisboa, 2010-2011).
A sua investigação centra-se no estudo e análise da cultura visual e material dos Europeus na Ásia da Idade Moderna (séculos XVI-XVII), com particular enfoque na presença ibérica no Japão, assim como nos processos de transferências culturais entre a Ásia e a América no mesmo período.

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Abbreviations:
SC – Scientific Committee
RG – Research Group