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. “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