I am an artist who works site-specifically on performances, installations and films. Often in collaboration and over long periods of artistic-research, my projects include theatre plays, performance lectures, video installations and text based works that you can read about under Publications.
My research is grounded in an interest in history, I have a PhD in Art and Architectural history from Harvard University. I am a Professor at the University of Birmingham. In my Chair of Global Art there I am focussed on contemporary art beyond the confines of the discipline. I work within and against institutions including the National Maritime Museum, various universities and galleries. My interests range widely from plants to surveillance to colonialism.
Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll works on colonial histories through contemporary art. She is currently working on a book entitled We Have Never Been Premodern. Her art practice involves montaging words and images within films and installations that voice alternate histories through texts and performances.
On this website you can read about the stories she is working on in situations where dislocation and conflict lay bare the historical relationships between humans and objects. Art in the Time of Colony, her monograph was published in 2014, and her other work can be seen both on her publication page and on academia.edu.
This website presents a selection of the exhibition outcomes of her research. Her performances and videos have been shown most recently at Savvy Contemporary Berlin, Project Space Dublin, The Irish Film Instiute, Extra City Kunsthaal Antwerp, Institute of Contemporary Art London, the National Museum of Australia, and the Marrakech Biennale.
Khadija holds a PhD from Harvard University and has curated/co-created various exhibitions internationally including The Lost World (Part 2), Kranich Museum, Vienna Zocolo, and Homebase IV Berlin. The second edition of her collection of poems Interrogation at the Embassy are in print with Edition Taube.
Inquiries are welcome, also from prospective PhD students. See the Birmingham University pages, where she is the Professor of Global Art, for details.