Elke Bippus

Elke Bippus
Elke Bippus is principal investigator of the subproject 5 “Participatory Critique as Transforming and Transversal With”. 

Elke Bippus is PhD Professor of Theory and History of Art at the Zurich University of the Arts, Department of Art and Media. Before she was Assistant Professor for Theory of Arts at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in Zurich und was a PI of the project “Art of Research. Art and science converge at the point of image-making as a production of knowledge”.

Research interest

  • modern and contemporary art
  • theory of images and representation
  • artistic production techniques and procedure
  • art as epistemic practice
  • aesthetics and politics


Current publications are „Mit den Mitteln des Affekts. Katarina Zdjelars The Perfect Sound – eine (nicht)diagnostische Gegenwartskritik?!“, erscheint in: T. Alkemeyer u.a. (eds.): Gegenwartsdiagnosen. Kulturelle Formen gesellschaftlicher Selbstproblematisierung in der Moderne, transcript 2019 and „Teilhabe am Wissen. ‚Part-of-Relation‘ oder performative Forschung im Feld der Kunst“, in: p/art/icipate – Kultur aktiv gestalten # 7 (2016).


Publication SP 5

Zurich University of the Arts

SP 5: Participatory Critique as Transforming and Transversal With

Zurich University of the Arts
Institut für Theorie
Toni Areal
Pfingstweidstrasse 96
PO Box
CH-8031 Zürich

E-Mail: elke.bippus(at)zhdk.ch

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