Panelist: Yasmine Van Pee

Yasmine Van Pee is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, where she studies modern and contemporary art, with a particular interest in colonial and post-colonial Africa. Somewhat to her own surprise, her native Belgium has come to dominate her work these past years. Her dissertation is tentatively titled “Phantom Africa: Imagining Territory in Belgium and Congo, 1885-1975” and focuses on the work of Herzekiah Andrew Shanu, Gaston-Denys Périer, and Marcel Broodthaers. In her free time she enjoys tinkering with translations and vintage motorcycles.

Ms. Van Pee will present “Mining Katanga: Sammy Baloji’s “Mémoires” during Panel #3.

Panelist: Eva Gratta

Eva Gratta is a Ph.D. student in Art History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, specializing in American Art pre-1945.  Additionally, she is a research assistant at the New-York Historical Society.  Her paper explores maritime imagery in the colonial Americas as a means to express global relationships during the long eighteenth century.

Ms. Gratta will present “Maritime Imagery in the American Colonial Experience: A Transnational Approach” during Panel #1.