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April 24, 2024

MacKenzie Trupp’s (UNIVIE) research received The Impact Award 2023

written by Corinna Kühnapfel UNIVIE PhD Candidate MacKenzie Trupp has been recently awarded with the Impact Award 2023 funded by the City of Vienna Cultural Affairs for her research funded by ARTIS. MacKenzie Trupp is a doctoral candidate at the Vienna Doctoral School in Cognition, Behavior and Neuroscience (VDS CoBeNe) of the University of Vienna.Through […]
October 02, 2023

Paper on Ethical Conflicts in the Research Project: ARTIS. Research as ‘Dirty’[1]: On Colonial Histories of Research

The ARTIS project description aims to research ‘how art impacts societies depending on their dominant ideologies’. This excerpt by Anisha Gupta Müller (KHB) hopes to turn the question around: how do dominant ideologies affect research in the first place? From the context of weißensee kunsthochschule, Anisha Gupta Müller writes on the ethical problems that foreground scientific research
July 17, 2023

New publication on visitors’ bodily, emotional, and transformative experience with an installation artwork

Installation art, with its immersive and participatory nature, evokes and necessitates bodily engagement and awareness. A new study shows that these aspects are integral to the overall art experience, appreciation, and transformative outcomes.


Strategic Advisory Board

Eleonora Belfiore

Professor of Communication and Media Studies in the Department of Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies, Loughborough University, UK. International expert on cultural policy-making. Previous Director of Studies for the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value and co-author of the report “Enriching Britain: Culture, Creativity, and Growth” (2015). Creator and Editor of the blog “The Cultural Value Initiative” ( which unites perspectives from academia, creative practice, arts management, policy-making and media cultural commentary. Author of multiple texts discussing the potential and the limitations of empirically-grounded policy making with the arts.

Horst Bredekamp

Professor of Art History, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, DE. Permanent Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Study, Berlin. Founder of “The Technical Image” at the Hermann von Helmholtz-Centre for Cultural Techniques (HZK), and director of DFG- Kolleg research group “Picture Act and Embodiment” at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Expert on socio-political discussions of art and political iconography, embedding of art interaction into philosophical/art-historical perspectives, the relation of art and technology, and new media.

Svetlana Hristova

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts, South-West University, Blagoevgrad, BG. Previous head (2000-2004) of the Department of Cultural Studies. Director of the “Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Integration” (2001-2009). Has research and policy expertise in art and creativity initiatives in urban areas and considering sustainability. In 2009, she initiated the Working Group “Urban Management and Cultural Policies of City” at ENCATC, which evolved into a Thematic Area. Co-organizer of various conferences: e.g., “The Role of Artists in Social Participation: The Contribution of Arts and Culture to Social Sustainability of Cities” (Utrecht, 2010). Vice-Chair of Section of Urban Sociology at the Bulgarian Sociological Association and member of “Management Committee of the COST Action IS1007 Investigating Cultural Sustainability” (2011-2015).

Pascale Bonniel Chalier

Founder of “La Terre Est Ronde,” a support platform for cultural professionals. Devised the Development of Artistic Projects and International Cultures master’s course at the Lyon II University. Specialist in cultural policies, she teaches at several higher education institutes and conducts studies and research for regional authorities and social partners. Pascale Bonniel Chalier also had a seven-year spell as Deputy Mayor of Lyon.

Matteo Rosati

Matteo Rosati is programme officer of the Culture Unit at UNESCO Office in Venice.He works at the definition and implementation of activities for the enhancement of South-Eastern European cultural heritage. He holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences. He is the winner of UN-DESA (United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs) Fellowship Programme in 2001. Previous work experiences include: international cooperation with European Commission (2000), Italian Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2001-2003), World Bank (2004), International Management Group (2005). He joined UNESCO in 2005.