History of Art and Architecture

Vuk Vukovic



Vuk Vuković (he/him) is a Ph.D. student in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and Film and Media Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on the exhibition of time-based media, video art history, and the work of Nam June Paik.

Education Details

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, in progress

M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 2022

B.A., New York University Abu Dhabi, 2019

Curatorial Experience

Curatorial assistant to Barbara London for “Barbara London Calling” 2.0, Independent Curators International (ICI), Kramlich Art Foundation, 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 “Modern Matinees: Iris Barry’s History of Film” and “Private Lives Public Spaces,” 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

“Serbo-Croatian.” Foreign Language Index, no. 2. Society of Contemporary Art Historians (Winter 2022). 20–21. Review.

“Queer Eye for Lakota Art.” Scientific Sections: Anthropology and Archeology. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Natural History (Spring 2021). Museum Blog.

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

Selected Presentations

“Understanding the Nation: Nam June Paik’s Electronic Superhighway: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii (1995).” Annual American Studies Symposium, Centre for American Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, May 2022. Presenter.

“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. Presenter.

“Institutionalization of Video Art: Barbara London’s Curatorial Practice and Rockefeller Foundation Grants at the Museum of Modern Art (1975–1978).” Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image, London, UK, September 2021. Presenter.

Selected Awards

Dietrich Summer Research Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2021–22

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

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

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