Researcher biography

Andrea completed her PhD at Queen’s University in Canada in 2007, and moved to Australia in 2009 to take up her position at UQ. Her research and teaching is focused on early modern art (especially Albrecht Dürer and his followers), histories of printmaking, links between art and science, court cultures and collecting, the historiography of art from ancient times to the present, and theories of reception. Her books include The Persistence of Melancholia in Art and Culture (edited, 2019), Perspectives on the art of Wenceslaus Hollar (co-edited with Anne Thackray, 2016), and Reframing Albrecht Dürer: The Appropriation of Art, 1528-1700 (2012). Andrea is especially interested in cross disciplinary enquiry, and convened the course ‘Art, Science and New Technologies’; she is currently working on a monograph that explores images that remain unclaimed by the histories of both art and science. She also developed a study abroad option for UQ Art History students, ‘Art and Architecture in Venice’, which takes place on site in Venice, Italy, and gives students the opportunity to experience the city of Venice as their classroom, and to attend the most global of art fairs, the Venice Biennale. In her role as an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for The History of the Emotions, Andrea curated two major exhibitions at the UQ Art Museum: Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond (2017), and Five Centuries of Melancholia (2014); she edited the accompanying exhibition catalogues for both. In her curatorial practice Andrea explores the afterlives and migrations of images, and ways of creating and enlivening dialogues between historical and contemporary art.

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