Basia Sliwinska

Quoting name: Basia Sliwinska
Professional Category: Researcher
Position(s) within IHA: SC Member | RG Member [Contemporary Art Studies]
Thematic areas: Visual Activism & Artivism, Feminism, Care, Transnationalism
ORCiD: 0000-0003-4428-567X



Dr. Basia Sliwinska joined the Institute of Art History of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa in 2022 where she works as a Researcher. Her work is situated within feminist art history, theory and practice, focusing on visual activism and artivism within transnational global frameworks. She researches aesthetic mobilisation and activation of women’s rights for social justice, women’s agency and ways of visibilising her-stories. These are explored through artistic and visual practices informed by and committed to feminism and ethics of care. She works with and on contemporary artists and has a developing curatorial practice that expands her interests in collaborative and collective relationships and interdependencies in mediating voices and knowledges. 
Previously, Basia worked as a Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Studies at the University of the Arts London, and in other UK Higher Education institutions. In 2018 she was solicited to become an Associate Research Fellow at the Valand Academy at the University of Gothenburg; and in 2021 she joined the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland as a Visiting Professor. As an experienced doctoral supervisor she is also regularly invited to contribute to doctoral programmes at the Royal College of Art in London and the Art Academy of Latvia in Riga. Basia is a Member of the Editorial Board of Third Text and belongs to a number of international professional Committees.
Recent publications include:
book (co-edited with Dr. Catherine Dormor) Transnational Belonging and Female Agency in the Arts (forthcoming 2022; Bloomsbury); book (edited) Feminist Visual Activism and the Body (2021; Routledge); chapter (co-authored with Dr. Alexandra Kokoli) ‘Aftershocks and (Un)belongings: Reflecting on Home Strike’, in Meskimmon, M. and Photiou, M. (eds.) Art, Borders and Belonging: On Home and Migration in the Twenty-First Century. (2021; Bloomsbury); book (co-edited with Dr. Marco Bohr) The Evolution of the Image: Political Action and the Digital Self (2018, 2020; Routledge); book The Female Body in the Looking-Glass: Contemporary Art, Aesthetics and Genderland. (2016, 2018; I.B. Tauris).

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SC – Scientific Council;
RG – Research Group