Maureen Murphy

Maureen Murphy

Art historian

  • Provenance research, Colonial legacy, Reappraisal of the colonial past

  • Paris (France)

Maureen Murphy is a contemporary art history lecturer at university Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and junior member of the Academic institute of France. She is one of the few French specialists of African modern and contemporary art, to which she dedicated a lot of works, such as her book published in 2009 at Presses du Réel Editions called De l’imaginaire au Musée: Les arts d’Afrique à Paris et à New York (1931-2006). Maureen Murphy also works on primitivism, exhibitions politics and biennials, mostly in the perspective of a globalized post-colonial story.

Contributions by Maureen Murphy