University of Hertfordshire

Dr Alana Jelinek

Alana Jelinek

Dr Alana Jelinek

Postal address:
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
United Kingdom

Overview

I am a practicing artist. I also write theory of art, focusing on the role and value of art in society.

I spent 9 years working with anthropologists, and a few archaeologists at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge (2009-2018) and also at the Museum Volkenkunde (Leiden Netherlands).

My scholarly (meaning written academic) work describes the discipline of art, the type of knowledge that art produces, the role of art in democracy, and also the ethics of inter- and multi-disciplinary work with artists.

In addition to writing scholarly books and articles, I write fiction as one of many approaches to making art. I also have done performances, made paintings, curated exhibitions, faciliated participatory interventions and made sound work.

Both my scholarly work, and my art investigates art under neoliberalism, and the internalisation of neoliberal values, as well as the legacy of colonialism, and most recently species interdependence (or ecological understanding).

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