Dissertation Title: Disrupted Spaces: Urban Art Activism in New York City and Mexico City after 1968
Advisor: Bader, Graham P.
Philip Kelleher is a PhD candidate in the department of Art History at Rice University. His dissertation, Disrupted Spaces: Urban Art Activism in New York City and Mexico City after 1968, examines artists’ responses to the contested relationship between art and the city in the decades after the global events of May ‘68. Kelleher has received the Lodieska Stockbridge Vaughn Fellowship, the Brown Foundation Dissertation Writing Award, and the James T. Wagoner ’29 Foreign Study Fellowship for Dissertation Research. He has also completed Rice University’s Center for Critical and Cultural Theory Program. Kelleher holds a master’s degree in Art History from Binghamton University, SUNY and was a Critical Studies fellow in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program and in the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Core Program. His paper, “Paul Chan’s RE: The Operation: Empathic Portrait or Revenge Fantasy?,” was published in the summer 2019 issue of Art Journal.
2019 Brown Foundation Co-Teaching Award
2019 Brown Foundation Dissertation Writing Award
“Paul Chan’s ‘RE: The Operation’: Empathetic Portrait or Revenge Fantasy?” Art Journal (Summer 2019). In Press.