Jasmina Tumbas

PhD

Jasmina Tumbas

Jasmina Tumbas

PhD

Jasmina Tumbas

PhD

Interests

Feminist histories and theories of performance, body and conceptual art; art and activism; politics of contemporary visual culture; socialist film; gender and sexuality in Eastern Europe after WWII (with an emphasis on former Yugoslavia); contemporary activist art practices by ethnic Roma in the Balkan region

Contact Information

1004 Clemens Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6878

jasminat@buffalo.edu

I look at how diverse forms of gender representations in advertisements, art, film, photography, music videos and protests are mobilized politically.

Education

  • PhD, Duke University, 2013 
  • MA, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2005

Books

  • The Erotics of Dictatorship: A Visual Exegesis of Gender & Sexuality under Yugoslav Socialism (in progress)
  • Media Violence, Ethnic Roma, and Art: Feminist Resistance Beyond Citizenship (in progress)
  • Co-Editor, Radical Art in Transition: Counter-Culture, Protest, Resistance and Contemporary Art in the Balkans Since 1968 (under review)
  • Editor and Translator, What Remains: Fragments of a Continuous Past, Artist Book, Marika Schmiedt, Vienna: ARTBRUT, 2014
  • Editor and Translator, “Thoughts Are Free” Anxiety is Reality for Roma in Europe, Artist Book, Marika Schmiedt, Vienna: ARTBRUT, 2013
  • English Language Editor, ARTPOOL - The Experimental Art Archive of East-Central Europe History of an active archive for producing, networking, curating, and researching art since 1970, by György Galántai and Julia Klaniczay, Budapest: Artpool, Erste Foundation, and National Cultural Fund Hungary, 2013

Selected Publications

  • “Classroom in Crisis: Global Perspectives,” in Making Another World Possible - 10 Creative Time Summits, 10 Global Issues, 100 Art Projects (Routledge, 2019) (forthcoming).
  • “‘Ubi Cigane (Kill Gypsies)’: The Art of Survival in Post-Yugoslav Identity.” In Jon Blackwood and Jasmina Tumbas eds., Radical Politics in Transition: Counter-Culture, Protest, Resistance and Contemporary Visual Culture in the Balkans Since 1968 (under review).
  • “Eine Frage der Entscheidung: Politische Performance Kunst im Sozialistischen Jugoslawien,” in Adam Czirak and Berenika Szymanski-Düll, eds, Forum Modernes Theater(Routledge, 2018) (forthcoming).
  • “Countering Persecution, Misconceptions, and Nationalism: Roma Identity and Contemporary Activist Art,” In Aneta Stojnic, Christel Stalpaert and Marina Grzinic, eds.,This Body is in Danger: Shift-shaping CorpoRealities in Contemporary Performing Arts (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan: June 2018) (forthcoming).
  • “Decision as Art: Performance in the Balkans.” In Katalin Cseh-Varge and Adam Czirak, eds., Performing Arts in the Second Public Sphere (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan: 2018): 184-201.
  • “SHOOT THE WOMEN FIRST! Under the Pink of Navine G. Khan-Dossos’s Targets,” Feature Essay in ASAP Journal: The Open-Access Platform of ASAP/Journal (John Hopkins University Press): July 2018.
  • The Ectoplasmic Resistance of Queer: Metric Mysticism, Libidinal Art, and How to Think Beyond The Internet. A Conversation with Zach Blas.” Feature Interview in ASAP Journal: The Open-Access Platform of ASAP/Journal (John Hopkins University Press): Feb 2018.
  • Wanderlust, or How to Wander in and out of the Dark History of the Now: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967-2017.” Feature Essay in ASAP Journal: The Open-Access Platform of ASAP/Journal (John Hopkins University Press) (December 2017)
  • “‘The Criticality of activism needs to be applied to art in order to reveal the perpetuation of false narratives': A Conversation with Jemima Wyman,” In Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies 92, vol. 31, no. 2: (September 2016), 195-203.
  • “Selma Selman,” monographic essay for artist book and catalogue, Selma Selman: Visual Artist, edited by Štefan Simončič (Slovenia, EPEKA Scientific and Research Association: 2016), 6-24.
  • “Endre Tót and Conceptual Art, or the TÓTal JOY of Nothing.” In Art and Documentation/Sztuka i Dokumentacja, no. 10 (Spring 2014): 31-37.
  • “International Hungary! György Galántai's Networking Strategies." In Artists Networks in Eastern Europe and Latin America, Special Issue co-edited by Cristina Freire and Klara Kemp-Welch, ArtMargins 1, no. 2 (June-October 2012): 87-115.

Curated Exhibitions

  • "Selma Selman: I exist," Dreamland Art Gallery, Buffalo (2016). The Exhibition travelled to 12-14 Contemporary gallery, Vienna, Austria.  
  • “Black in Time: A Historical Celebration of Buffalo's African American LGBTQ Bar and Party Scene,” co-curated with Ana Grujic in collaboration with the Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project. Co-sponsored by the Visual Studies Program at UB and the UB Gender Institute, at Sweets Lounge, Buffalo.

Affiliations

Interesting Fact

Before moving to Buffalo, Prof. Tumbas co-founded THE PUBLIC SCHOOL Durham in 2010, an independently operated learning community open to the public, where she taught a number of classes on East European film, queer cinema and contemporary art.