Dr Christian BergerMarie Skłodowska Curie Fellow
Christian Berger is the Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow, having joined The Courtauld in October 2017 on a two-year fellowship funded by the European Union. Christian is on leave from his regular position as a research fellow and lecturer at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. His scholarly interests focus on modern and contemporary art with specialisations in conceptualism of the 1960s and 1970s and nineteenth-century French art.
Christian received his M.A. (2007) and Ph.D. (2013) in Art History from Freie Universität Berlin, was a fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles (2015/16) and at the Centre Allemand d’Histoire de l’Art in Paris (2009/10), and a research fellow and lecturer at Philipps-Universität Marburg (2007–09). He has published a book on repetition and experiment as artistic strategies in the work of Edgar Degas (Wiederholung und Experiment bei Edgar Degas, Berlin: Reimer, 2014); articles in journals including Texte zur Kunst, Visual Resources, and Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft; and conference volumes and exhibition catalogues. His postdoctoral research project “Worldly Matter: The Materials of Conceptual Art” aims to re-evaluate established narratives of Conceptual Art in North America and Western Europe within an expanded, international context.