History of Art


Dr Hanna Hölling



Hanna Hölling

Hanna Hölling is Lecturer in the History of Art and Material Studies in the Department of History of Art, University College London. Before joining UCL, she was Andrew W. Mellon Visiting Professor, Cultures of Conservation, at the Bard Graduate Centre in New York (2013-2015).

Author of Revisions-Zen for Film (Bard Graduate Centre and University of Chicago Press, 2015) which accompanied aneponymous exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery in New York (17.09.2015-22.02.2016). Her monograph Paik's Virtual Archive: Time, Change and Materiality in Media Art was released from the University of California Press in February 2017. 

Hanna has published on aspects of time, change, materiality and archive in relation to how we conceive of artworks in terms of objects that endure. Her fellowships and awards include membership in Research Forum The Material Lives of Things at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London (2011-2012), Netherlands Scientific Foundation Research Fellowship at the University of Amsterdam (2009-2013), and Visiting Scholarship at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin (Fall 2015). Hanna's current research project Object in Flux concerns the legacy of Fluxus objects, events, performances and ephemera and is supported by the Getty Foundation residential grant (2016-17).

    Contact Details

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    Email: h.holling@ucl.ac.uk

    website: hannahoelling.com



    Lecturer in Art History and Material Studies

    Dept of History of Art

    Faculty of S&HS

    Research Themes

    Intersections of conservation, art history and material culture studies; materiality in modern and contemporary art and media; notions of change, time, and archive


    Art Design and Architecture

    Heritage, History & Cultures