Dr Johanna Gosse

Lecturer in Lens and Time-Based Art Histories

I joined the Courtauld as Lecturer in Lens and Time-Based Art Histories in 2023. I am a specialist in modern and contemporary art with a particular focus on experimental film and media. My research is interdisciplinary and bridges art history, film & media studies, and visual studies.

I will be on research leave from the Courtauld from September 2023 – August 2024. During this year I will be the Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professor in the Department of History of Art at the University of Oxford.

My current project is a book on the queer American artist Ray Johnson, which received an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital.

My publications include Nervous Systems: Art, Systems, and Politics since the 1960s (Duke University Press, 2022), which I co-edited with Timothy Stott (Trinity College Dublin), as well numerous articles and reviews in academic journals, including Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Camera Obscura, Millennium Film Journal, Art Journal, Critical Studies in Media Communication, MIRAJ: Moving Image Review and Art Journal, Oxford Art Journal, Radical History Review, Journal of Art & the Public Sphere, amongst others. I have contributed chapters to edited collections, including the German/English language anthology, Black Mountain College as Multiverse (Verlag Kettler, 2022), Artists’ Moving Image in Britain since 1989 (Yale University Press, 2019), Experimental and Expanded Animation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), and Abstract Video: The Moving Image in Contemporary Art (University of California Press, 2015). I also write for broader audiences in museum catalogues, including an essay on Dick Higgins’s Something Else Press for the exhibition Call it Something Else at the Reina Sofia, Madrid (opens September 2023), four catalogue essays for Ray Johnson c/o at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2021-22, and the concluding essay for Bruce Conner: It’s All True, a major retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Modern Art in 2016. More information about my publications can be found on my website, www.johannagosse.com.

I am Field Editor for Cinema, Media, and Performance for caa.reviews. From 2018-23, I served as Executive Editor of Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus.