Johung, Jennifer
johung@uwm.eduMitchell Hall 147C

Johung, Jennifer

Professor, Contemporary Art and Architecture


  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Performance Studies, 2008
  • Postgraduate Research Fellow, Oxford University (Lady Margaret Hall), 2001-03
  • MA, University of Surrey, London: Art and Performance Theory, 2001
  • BA, Brown University: English and American Literature (with honors), 1998

 Curriculum Vitae

Research & Teaching Interests:

  • Contemporary Art and Architecture in a global context
  • Performance Studies, Theory, and Art
  • Phenomenology
  • Spatial and Urban Studies
  • New Media Art, Virtual Architecture, and Digital Culture
  • Bio-technology, Art, and Architecture
  • Science and Technology Studies

Courses Taught:

  • ArtHist 369: Post 1970s Art
  • ArtHist 370: Trends in Contemporary Architecture
  • ArtHist 472: The History and Theory of New Media Art
  • ArtHist 473: Art and Performance
  • ArtHist 703: Introduction to Museum Studies
  • ArtHist 760: Alive: Living Architecture, Live Art, and Performance
  • LiblSt 722: Special Topics in Contemporary Culture: Dwelling in Time and Place​

Selected Publications:

Johung, Jennifer N.Vital Forms: Biological Art, Architecture, and the Dependencies of LifeMinneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. 2019.
Johung, Jennifer N.“Choreographic Arrhythmias” Leonardo48.2 (2015).
Johung, Jennifer N.“Weather Patterns: the smell of red” 7 InvitationsEd. Dotan, Lital, and Perry, Eyal. (2014).
. Landscapes of Mobility: Culture, Politics, and PlacemakingEd. Johung, Jennifer N., and Sen, Arijit H.London, UK: Ashgate Press. 2013.
Johung, Jennifer N.“Replacing the Hut:Dan Graham’s Two-Way Mirror Cylinder Inside Cube” Contemporary Art About ArchitectureEd. Wallace, Isabelle L., and Wendl, Nora. London, UK: Ashgate Press. (2013).
Johung, Jennifer N.Replacing Home: From Primordial Hut to Digital Network in Contemporary ArtMinnesota, MN: University of Minnesota. 2011.

Curatorial Projects:

2015 Demonstrable
Lawrence Wilson Gallery, University of Western Australia

2014 Weather Patterns
Glasshouse gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012 Replacing Home
JAUS gallery, Los Angeles, CA, January-March 2012