Talia Shabtay

Talia Shabtay specializes in modern and contemporary art of the United States and Europe. Her research interests include intersections in the histories of architecture, urbanism, and film; the renewal and reinterpretation of historical avant-garde practices in the second half of the 20th Century; histories and theories of vision and modernity; and the body’s relation to technology and urban design. Her current project examines the relationship between 20th-century film and architecture and asks how these cultural forms raise critical questions regarding the body’s experience and production of urban space and modern technologies. Shabtay will hold the Block Museum Graduate Curatorial Fellowship for the 2016-2017 academic year. She is an affiliate of the Program in Critical Theory at Northwestern. Her research has been presented at institutions throughout the US and Canada, and published in Oxford Art Journal.