Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Joanna Vickery-Barcow, MA






Joanna Vickery-Barkow is an artist and art historian by training, specialising in modern and twentieth-century art history, with a focus on art's intersection with empire and ethnography's complex role therein. After completing her BA at Goldsmiths, University of London and her MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art, she is currently pursuing a PhD at Princeton University with a dissertation titled "Ethnographic Retelling: The Art of Lothar Baumgarten." A contributor to publications such as Lothar Baumgarten: America Señores Naturales (2021) and Land of the Spotted Eagle: Werke aus der Sammlung Lothar Schirmer (2024), as a lecturer and researcher in Humboldt University's Centre for British Studies, she is refining the scope of her next book-length project which discusses artistic and poetic responses to ethnographic museums in the UK and Europe during the 1960s and 1970s.