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Mathias Danbolt is a Norwegian art historian and theorist working on politics of history and historiography in contemporary art and performance, with a special focus on queer, feminist, and antiracist perspectives on art and culture.
Danbolt holds a PhD in Art History from the University of Bergen with the dissertation Touching History: Art, Performance and Politics in Queer Times (2013). He is the founding editor of Trikster: Nordic Queer Journal and co-editor of the book Lost and Found: Queerying the Archive (2009). His work on contemporary visual art and performance, queer temporalities and the politics of history, LGBT and queer feminist art and theory, have been published in anthologies including Temporal Drag (2010), Chewing the Scenery (2011), Performing Archives/Archives of Performance (2013), and Not Now! Now! Chronopolitics, Art & Research (2014).
Danbolt is currently working on a research project on the effects and affects of Danish colonialism within the field of art - a continuation of the postdoc project Colorblind? Theorizing Race in Danish Contemporary Art and Performance, supported by the Danish Independent Research Council (FKK) and Sapere Aude – The Danish Indepentent Research Council’s Research Career Program. Danbolt is an Assistant Professor of Art History at University of Copenhagen. Denmark.