History of Art and Architecture

Vuk Vuković



Vuk Vuković (he/him/his) is a Ph.D. student in History of Art and Architecture and Film and Media Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his B.A. from New York University Abu Dhabi, undertook internships at the Museum of Modern Art and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and worked as a curator at the Contemporary Art Centre of Montenegro. His research focuses on the exhibition of time-based media, video art history, and the work of Nam June Paik.

Education Details

Ph.D., History of Art and Architecture and Film and Media Studies, University of Pittsburgh, in progress 

M.A., History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh, 2022
Thesis: “The Institutionalization of Video Art at the Museum of Modern Art”

B.A., Art History and Film and New Media Studies, minor in History, New York University Abu Dhabi, 2019

Curatorial Experience

Production assistant to Barbara London for “Barbara London Calling” 2.0, a podcast series featuring 12 pioneering media artists, Independent Curators International (ICI), Kramlich Art Foundation, New York, USA, 2021–22 

Co-curator for the exhibition “Pattern Makers,” The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, USA, 2020

Curator, Contemporary Art Centre of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro, 2019–20

Curatorial research intern to Gražina Subelytè for the exhibition “Surrealism and Magic: Enchanted Modernity,” Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy, 2019

Co-curator for the exhibition “Within/Without,” NYU Abu Dhabi, in partnership with Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2018

Curatorial research intern to Ron Magliozzi for the exhibitions “Hidden Histories,” “Private Lives Public Spaces,” “Open Door Fridays,” and “Modern Matinees: Iris Barry’s History of Film,” The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Department of Film, New York, USA, 2018

Collections research intern to Kim Moinette for the exhibition “Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965,” NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2017

Selected Publications

“Erotica in Contemporary Montenegrin Art, Dreamcatchers, and Support to Young Generations and Stripping of the Elitist Veil from the Arts.” Foreign Language Index (Society of Contemporary Art Historians, February 2022).

“Queer Eye for Lakota Art.” Scientific Sections: Anthropology and Archeology. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Natural History, May 2021. 

Feeling the Spirit in the Dark, Shikeith, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 2020 – March 2021.” SECAC (Spring 2021).

Selected Conferences

“Making It Work: Histories of Media-Industry Labor.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Chicago, United States, April 2022. Chair.  

“Posthumous Recognition of Nadežda Petrović: The Artist, War Hero, or Both?” Legacy: Women and War, College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, United States, February 2022.

Selected Awards

Dietrich Summer Research Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2021 

Arts & Sciences Graduate Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2020–21

Chevening Scholarship, The Courtauld Institute of Art, United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office, (declined), 2020–21

Arts and Humanities Capstone Research Funding Award, NYU Abu Dhabi, 2018–19