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Amna Malik

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Amna Malik is a Lecturer in Art History and Theory at the Slade School of Fine Art, London. Her research addresses ‘diaspora’ in artistic practices and the relationship between art, cultural politics and psychoanalysis.

Her recent publications include ‘History in the Present’, in Ghosting, The Role of the Archive Within Contemporary Artists’ Film and Video (Jane Connarty and Josephine Lanyon eds, Bristol: Picture This Moving Image and The Arts Council, 2006); ‘Patterning Memory: Ellen Gallagher’s “Icthyosaurus” at the Freud Museum’, Wasafari, November 2006; and ‘Migratory Aesthetics: (Dis)placing the Black Maternal Subject in Martina Attille’s Dreaming Rivers (1988)’, in Black British Aesthetics Today (Victoria Arana ed., Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007).

Publications include ‘Dialogues Between Orientalism and Modernism: Shirin Neshat’s Women of Allah (1993-)’, in Local and Global Mediations (Celina Jeffreys and Gregory Minissale eds, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007); ‘Shame, disgust and idealisation in Kara Walker’s “Gone” (1994)’, in Shame and Shamelessness (Ivan Ward and Claire Pajakowska eds, London: Routledge, 2007); and ‘Surface Tension, Reconsidering Horizontality Through the Practices of Contemporary Iranian Diaspora Artists’, in Identity Theft: Cultural Colonisation and Contemporary Art (Jonathan Harris ed., Tate Liverpool and Liverpool University Press, 2007).

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