naumann

Lena Naumann

Junior Fellow

Contact

Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

+49 (0)921 - 554 509 (phone)


Email: lena.naumann@uni-bayreuth.de

Current Project

New Sacred Art- Das Gesamtwerk Susanne Wengers im Kontext der nigerianischen Moderne


Research interests:

Contemporary and Modern Visual Art, Art History, Postcolonial Theories, African Modernisms, Institutional Art collections and archives in Africa

Geographical area:

Nigeria


Academic Vita

Since April 2019

Junior Fellows at BIGSAS

Since 2016

Junior Researcher within the reserach project "African Art History and the Formation of a Modern Aesthetic"

Since 2015

Research Associate and Assistant to the Directorship, Iwalewahaus, University of Bayreuth

2014

Master of Arts: Kultur und Gesellschaft Afrikas (Art & Curatorial Studies, Anthropology), University of Bayreuth

2011

Bachelor of Arts: Afrikanische Sprachen, Literaturen und Kunst, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Paper Presentations

06/2018 "From Devil’s Dog to the Flying Tortoise – Towards a PhD-Project" - Public Symposium: Mining Collections – Some Configurations of African Modernisms in institutional collections, University of Bayreuth
11/2017 "The photographic Estate of Ulli and Georgina Beier" - Public Symposium: Exodus Stations #2, University of Bayreuth
10/2017 "Re-writing Art History with the Estate of Ulli Beier" - Positioning Nigerian Modernism, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
08/2017 "Collections as Networks" - ACASA (Arts Council of the African Studies Association), Accra Ghana
10/2016 "Sammlungen als Netzwerk" - Junges Forum für Sammlungs- und Objektforschung, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Publications

Naumann, Lena, Katharina Greven, Siegrun Salmanian & Nadine Siegert (2019). Collectivize (re)sources. The Photographic Estate of Ulli Beier. In: Sources and Resources: Photography and Archives in Africa. Critial Interventions Vol. 12. Schneider, Jürg, Marian Nur Goni & Erika Nimis (ed./eds.). . 140-157.


Naumann, Lena (2017). Sammlungen als Netzwerke. In: Materielle Kultur in universitären und außeruniversitären Sammlungen. Junges Forum für Sammlungs- und Objektforschung Band I. Seid, Ernst, Frank Steinheimer & Cornelia Weber (ed./eds.). Berlin: Gesellschaft für Universitätssammlungen e.V.. 107-112.