Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes, Prof. Dr.

University of Amsterdam

Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History, University of Amsterdam and has led the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture. Until 2014 she was Professor of Iconology in Belfast. She studied in Heidelberg, London and Cologne, where she gained her PhD in 2000. She held an Irish Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship, UCD.

Rooted in Joseph Beuys studies, she is interested in social art practices, art in public, performance, post-War art histories and art research. She also focuses on word and image studies, visual legacies of (Irish) writers, the historiography of art and curation.

Her books include: Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland: Word, Image and Institutional Critique (ed., Valiz 2017); Post-War Germany and ‘Objective Chance’: W.G. Sebald, Joseph Beuys and Tacita Dean (Steidl 2011); James Joyce als Inspirationsquelle für Joseph Beuys (Olms 2001); and Joyce in Art (Lilliput 2004). She has curated internationally.

Secondment Destinations:
Project Arts Centre, Dublin: April/May 2022
Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh: TBC
Mayday Rooms, London,: TBC
Lisbon: TBC

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