Ana Balona de Oliveira

Ana Balona de Oliveira
Quoting name: Ana Balona de Oliveira
Professional Category: Researcher (FCT CEEC 2017)
Research project: Thinking from the South and the Sea: Comparing Colonial, Anti- and Post-Colonial Histories, Diasporic Identities and Gender Relations in Lusophone Contexts and Beyond through Artistic Practice
Position(s) within IHA: SC Member | RG Member [Contemporary Art Studies]
Thematic areas: Modern and Contemporary Art; Visual Culture; Comparative (anti-/post-)Colonial Archives and Epistemic Decolonization; The Lusophone Black Atlantic and Indian Oceans; Migration, Diaspora and Non-white Europe; Black Activisms and Intersectional Feminisms
CIÊNCIA ID: 7D13-D43A-67A0
ORCiD: 0000-0003-1886-2621
Scopus Author ID: 38261094900


Ana Balona de Oliveira (PhD Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, 2012) is Auxiliary Researcher (FCT CEEC 2017) at the Art History Institute, FCSH, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (IHA-NOVA FCSH), where she co-coordinates the line ‘Transnational Perspectives on Contemporary Art’, and an independent curator. Her research focuses on colonial, anti- and post-colonial narratives, migration and globalization in contemporary art from ‘Lusophone’ countries and beyond, in an intersectional and decolonial feminist perspective. She published articles in Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Third Text, African Arts, among others, contributed essays and interviews to numerous exhibition catalogues and academic publications, co-edited various volumes and curated several exhibitions. 


Ana Balona de Oliveira (PhD Courtauld Institute of Art, Universidade de Londres, 2012) é Investigadora Auxiliar (FCT CEEC 2017) no Instituto de História da Arte da FCSH, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (IHA-NOVA FCSH), onde co-coordena a linha ‘Transnational Perspectives on Contemporary Art’, e curadora independente. A sua investigação incide sobre narrativas coloniais, anti- e pós-coloniais, migração e globalização na arte contemporânea de países ‘lusófonos’ e outros, numa perspectiva feminista, interseccional e descolonial. Publicou artigos em revistas como Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Third Text, African Arts, entre outras, contribuiu com ensaios e entrevistas para inúmeros catálogos de exposições e publicações académicas, co-editou vários volumes de ensaios e comissariou várias exposições.

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SC – Scientific Council
RG – Research Group