European Commission - 7th Framework Programme European Museums and Libraries in/of the age of migrations last updated: February 2015

Mariangela Orabona


Mariangela Orabona
Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale" - DSUS
Research Fellow


Mariangela Orabona holds a PhD in “Cultural and Postcolonial Studies of the Anglophone World”. Her doctoral thesis represents a synthesis of her studies in the visual arts by critically examining African-American artworks in terms of the absence and erasure of the female body. She currently is working on race and representation, museum practices, collectivity and immaterial labour. She has written articles about the politics of representation of the female body in the visual arts.

Her main research interests concern visual aesthetics, postrepresentational theory, precarity, and new media art practices.

She is a research member of the MeLa* RF02 “Cultural Memory, Migrating Modernities and Museum Practices.”

Selected publications:

Orabona, Mariangela. 2012. “Sensing Race and Gender in Contemporary Postcolonial Art.” In American Multicultural Studies, Diversity of Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality, edited by S. O. Pinder. SAGE.

Orabona, Mariangela. 2012. “Spaces of Invention: Between Delegation and Capture.” In Cultural Memory, Migrating Modernities and Museum Practices, edited by Beatrice Ferrara, 135-152. Milano: Politecnico di Milano DPA.

Orabona, Mariangela. 2011. “Il piano fluido dell’arte effimera: le sagome di Ana Mendieta,” Parol. Quaderni d'arte e di epistemologia 20.