Jongwoo Jeremy Kim

Associate Professor of Art History & Theory



Newly appointed as Associate Professor of Critical Studies in the School of Art, Dr. Jongwoo Jeremy Kim is a specialist of modern and contemporary art addressing issues concerning gender, race, and sexuality.

Kim is the author of Painted Men in Britain, 1868-1918: Royal Academicians and Masculinities (2012; 2016). His article “Filming the Queerness of Comfort Women: Byun Young–Joo’s The Murmuring, 1995” was published in positions: asia critique in 2014. More recently, Kim co-edited the interdisciplinary anthology Queer Difficulty in Art and Poetry: Rethinking the Sexed Body in Verse and Visual Culture (2017; 2019), which includes his essay on queer temporality and late twentieth-century sculpture, “Now and (N)ever: Robert Gober’s Beeswax Time Machines.” Kim is currently working on his next book, Male Bodies Unmade: Picturing Queer Selfhood, which advances current scholarly debates on subjectivity formation by reassessing the historical narrative of corporeal incoherence in images and objects. Artists Male Bodies Unmade treats include Aubrey Beardsley, Jean Cocteau, Francis Bacon, Robert Gober, David Hockney, and Andrew Ahn. His article “Picturing the Edwardian Family Man: The Nicholsons at Home” will be published by the British journal Art History in 2019. Kim serves on the Board of Directors for the Historians of British Art, an international organization for scholars and curators specializing in British art and architecture from every area and period. In 2007, Kim received his Ph.D. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, where he worked with Linda Nochlin.

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