Katarzyna Ruchel-Stockmans


Free University of Brussels, Art History

Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels

Katarzyna Ruchel-Stockmans is assistant professor in photography and contemporary art at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

She studied art history as an undergraduate at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.  She obtained a master's degree in philosophy from UPJP2 Cracow and a master’s degree in cultural studies from KU Leuven. She completed her PhD in art history at KU Leuven in 2011. She teaches courses on photography, new media, participation and collaboration in contemporary art. Her research interests include image performativity and protest movements, networks and new materialisms, the relationship of art to technology, knowledge and activism, critical theory, decoloniality, cultures and identities of Eastern Europe.

She is author of the book 'Images Performing History: Photography and Representations of the Past in European Art after 1989' (LUP, 2015).

Lieven Gevaert Centre
KU Leuven, Faculty of Arts
Blijde Inkomststraat 21 pb 3313
B-3000 Leuven

Lieven Gevaert Centre
UC Louvain, Archéologie et d'histoire d'art
FIAL - Place Blaise Pascal 1 bte L3.03.13
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve