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 Life. University of Minnesota Press, 2019.
Johung, Jennifer N. “Pluripotent Selves and the Performance of Stem Cells.” PUBLIC Journal 59. (2019).
Johung, Jennifer N. “Demonstrable Plasticity.” The Routledge Handbook to Biology in Art and Architecture. Routledge, (2017).
Johung, Jennifer N. “BioArt.” Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbook on Gender + Nature. Macmillan, (2016).
Johung, Jennifer N. “Speculative Life: Art, Synthetic Biology and Blueprints for the Unknown.” Theory, Culture, and Society 33.3 (2016): 175–188.
Johung, Jennifer N. “Choreographic Arrhythmias.” Leonardo 48.2 (2015).
Johung, Jennifer N. “Weather Patterns: the smell of red.” 7 Invitations. Ed. Dotan, Lital, and Perry, Eyal. (2014).
Johung, Jennifer N., and Sen, Arijit H., eds. Landscapes of Mobility: Culture, Politics, and Placemaking. Ashgate Press, 2013.
Johung, Jennifer N. “Replacing the Hut:Dan Graham’s Two-Way Mirror Cylinder Inside Cube.” Contemporary Art About Architecture. Ed. Wallace, Isabelle L., and Wendl, Nora. Ashgate Press, (2013).
Johung, Jennifer N. Replacing Home: From Primordial Hut to Digital Network in Contemporary Art. University of Minnesota, 2011.
Johung, Jennifer N. “Sustainably Dependent: Bio-Architectural Living Spaces.” World Picture 5, 2011. (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