Dr Andrea Bubenik

Senior Lecturer

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
a.bubenik@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52184

Overview

Andrea completed her PhD at Queen’s University in Canada in 2007, and moved to Australia in 2009 to take up her position at UQ. Her research and teaching is focused on early modern art (especially Albrecht Dürer and his followers), histories of printmaking, links between art and science, court cultures and collecting, the historiography of art from ancient times to the present, and theories of reception. Her books include The Persistence of Melancholia in Art and Culture (edited, 2019), Perspectives on the art of Wenceslaus Hollar (co-edited with Anne Thackray, 2016), and Reframing Albrecht Dürer: The Appropriation of Art, 1528-1700 (2012). Andrea is especially interested in cross disciplinary enquiry, and convened the course ‘Art, Science and New Technologies’; she is currently working on a monograph that explores images that remain unclaimed by the histories of both art and science. She also developed a study abroad option for UQ Art History students, ‘Art and Architecture in Venice’, which takes place on site in Venice, Italy, and gives students the opportunity to experience the city of Venice as their classroom, and to attend the most global of art fairs, the Venice Biennale. In her role as an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for The History of the Emotions, Andrea curated two major exhibitions at the UQ Art Museum: Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond (2017), and Five Centuries of Melancholia (2014); she edited the accompanying exhibition catalogues for both. In her curatorial practice Andrea explores the afterlives and migrations of images, and ways of creating and enlivening dialogues between historical and contemporary art.

Research Interests

  • Albrecht Dürer and his followers
  • Histories of printmaking
  • links between art and science c.1400-1800
  • early modern art theory
  • court cultures
  • Renaissance and Baroque art
  • practices of display and collecting
  • reception theory

Research Impacts

Andrea has been invited to speak about her research at numerous public art galleries (national and international). She has also given radio interviews on ABC on the porgrams 'Historyonics' and 'Radio National Books and Arts Daily'.

Radio Interviews:

'Books and Arts Daily: Albrecht Dürer’s Engraving Melencolia l is 500 years old', ABC radio, August 28, 2014.

'Historyonics: The Art of Melancholy', ABC radio, August 13, 2014.

Invited Public Lectures:

‘The Still Life: An Illustrated History’. Guest speaker at the Queensland Art Gallery. Brisbane, Australia. September 10, 2014.

‘Five Centuries of Melancholia’. Exhibition opening with Michael Ann Holly and Keith Moxey at the University of Queensland Art Museum. August 29, 2014.

‘Apocalypse Now! Dürer’s 1498 Apocalypse Series’. Guest speaker at the Queensland Art Gallery for the QAGOMA Foundation Appeal. Brisbane, Australia, June 9, 2013.

‘Royal Patronage and Spanish Painting’. Guest speaker at the Queensland Art Gallery. Brisbane, Australia, August 26, 2012.

‘Mythology and Metamorphoses in Spanish Baroque Painting’. Guest speaker at the Queensland Art Gallery. Brisbane, Australia, August 12, 2012.

‘Appropriations of Albrecht Dürer’s Self-Portraits’. Guest speaker at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg, Germany, 2012.

‘Passion and Persistence in the Prints of Albrecht Dürer’. Guest speaker at the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Caboolture, Australia, April 16, 2011.

‘Contextualizing Tintoretto’s Risen Christ of 1555’. Guest speaker at the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, April 2, 2011.

‘The Self Portraits of Dürer and Rembrandt’. Guest Speaker for the University of Queensland Art Museum Masterclass for Secondary School Teachers. Oct.8, 2011.

'New Approaches to Visualizing Ovid’s Metamorphoses at Renaissance Courts’. Huntington Library, Los Angeles, February 6, 2010.

‘Passion and Persistence in the Prints of Albrecht Dürer’. Guest speaker at The Rooms Art Gallery, St. John’s, Canada, November 4, 2007.

‘The Art of Albrecht Dürer in the Context of the Court of Rudolf II’. Guest Speaker at the Institute of Art History (Ustav Dejin Umeni), Prague, Czech Republic, May 5, 2004.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Qu.(Canada)

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Bubenik, Andrea (2019). Introduction. The persistence of melancholia in arts and culture. (pp. 1-12) edited by Andrea Bubenik. New York, NY, United States: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429468469-1

  • Bubenik, Andrea (2019). The shape of things to come: Dürer's Polyhedron. The persistence of melancholia in arts and culture. (pp. 68-93) edited by Andrea Bubenik. New York, NY, United States: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429468469-5

  • Bubenik, Andrea (2016). Wenceslaus Hollar and the (re)production of Albrecht Dürer. Perspectives on the art of Wenceslaus Hollar. (pp. 79-89) Turnhouts, Belgium: Brepols.

  • Bubenik, Andrea (2012). Imitation, emulation, forgery?: copies of Albrecht Dürer's Feast of the Rosegarlands. Inganno - the art of deception: imitation, reception, and deceit in early modern art. (pp. 83-98) edited by Sharon Gregory and Sally Anne Hickson. Burlington, VT, United States: Ashgate Publishing.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Bubenik, Andrea (2013). Appropriations of Albrecht Durer’s self portraits. 33rd Congress of the International Committee of the History of Art: CIHA 2012, Nurnberg, Germany, 15-20 July 2012. Nurnberg, Germany: Germanischen Nationalmuseums.

  • Bubenik, Andrea (2002). Art, Astrology and Astronomy at the Imperial Court of Rudolf II (1576-1612). International Symposium on the History of Science in the Rudolphine Period, Prague, Czech Republic, 22-25 October 2001. Frankfurt Am Maim, Germany: Verlag Harri Deutsch.

Other Outputs

  • Bubenik, Andrea (2017). Ecstasy: Baroque and beyond.

  • Bubenik, Andrea (2014). Five Centuries of Melancholia. St. Lucia, QLD, Australia: The University of Queensland Art Museum.

  • Bubenik, Andrea (2014). The persistence of melancholia. Five centuries of melancholia. (pp. 11-17) edited by Andrea Bubenik. St Lucia, QLD, Australia: The University of Queensland Art Museum.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision