CIHA 2016 in Beijing

34th World Congress of Art History

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Victor I. Stoichita was educated in Bucharest, Rome, Munich and Paris. He taught at many European and American Universities (Madrid (Carlos III), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Harvard, Göttingen, Francfort, Santiago de Chile, the Scuola di Sudi Umanistici of Bologna, the Ecole de Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and the Collège de  France) and was fellow at the Institute of Advances Study in Princeton, at the Getty Center for Humanities, at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin and at the Center for Advanced Study in Visual Arts (Washington D.C). Since 1991 he teaches Art History at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). He is Foreign Member of the Accademia dei Lincei (Italy) and Associated Member of the Académie Royale de Belgique. He is the author of many art historical books translated in a dozen of languages. His memory book “Oublier Bucarest” (2014) was awarded by the Académie Française.

His publications include monographs on: L’instauration du Tableau. Métapeinture à l’aube des Temps Modernes (Paris, 1993, new edition Genève, 1999); Visionary Experience in the Golden Age of Spanish Art, (London, 1995); A Short History of the Shadow, (London, 1997, Genève, 2000); Goya. The Last Carnival (in collaboration with Anna Maria Coderch), (London, 1999); The Pygmalion Effect (Chicago, 2008); The Self-aware Image: An Insight into Early Modern Metapainting. (Cambridge 1997, London 2014).