Katherine Sirois

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Quoting name: Katherine Sirois
Professional Category: PhD Candidate
Title of PhD project: From the Showcase as ‘Furniture of Vision’ to the Showcase as Screen-Mirror-Medium. Disturbance to an Ideal of Visibility
Advisor: Margarida Brito Alves, IHA-NOVA FCSH/IN2PAST
Position(s) within IHA: RG Member [Contemporary Art Studies]
Thematic areas: Museology; Aesthetics
Contact: katherinesirois@fcsh.unl.pt
CIÊNCIA ID: 8B1E-1A88-0B74
ORCiD: 0000-0002-3943-4143


Katherine Sirois is a Lisbon-based Canadian art historian, freelance curator and writer on contemporary arts for museums, collectors and art magazines. As a fellow of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, she earned her diplomas in Art History Studies from the Université du Québec in Montreal. Teaching and research assistant at UQÀM, namely in the federal project “The Self and the Other” on “Issues of Identity Definitions in Contemporary Aboriginal Arts”, she moved to Europe for her doctoral studies, first at the EHESS, Paris, then at Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne and at the Institute of History of Arts of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, to which she is currently associated. She is an active member of the editorial and curatorial team of Wrong Wrong Art e-Magazine and co-curator of the Portuguese Ymago Project.


Katherine Sirois nasceu em Montreal, no Canadá, e vive em Lisboa. Diplomada em História da Arte e Estudos das Artes pela Universidade do Québec (Montreal, UQÀM), foi bolseira do Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council do Canadá, assistente de ensino da UQÀM nas disciplinas de Estética, Historiografia e História de Arte dos séculos XIX e XX, e também assistente de investigação, nomeadamente no projecto federal “The Self and the Other”, com o tema “Issues of Identity Definitions in Contemporary Aboriginal Arts”. Foi doutoranda na EHESS (Paris) e no Departamento de Estética da Universidade de Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne. Está associada ao Instituto de História da Arte da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, onde foi bolseira FCT. É co-editora e curadora da Revista da Arte Contemporânea Wrong Wrong e curadora freelance de exposições (Museu Berardo, 2019; Fundação do Oriente, 2020).

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RG – Research Group