Gediminas Gasparavicius

Gediminas Gasparavicius

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Art History
Office: Folk Hall 173
Phone: 330-972-5963
Email: ggasparavicius@uakron.edu


Biography

Gediminas Gasparavičius specializes in late modern and contemporary art.  His research focuses on collective and participatory art forms in Eastern Europe during the late socialist and early postsocialist periods.  His doctoral dissertation examined new forms of political art in the work of the Slovenian multidisciplinary collective Neue Slowenische Kunst (or NSK), which in 1992 established NSK State in Time, a conceptual entity that issues passports, opens “embassies,” and subversively mimics other functions of the state.  He is currently working on several publications that address the intersection of art and politics in work of NSK and other Eastern European collectives.  Together with his colleagues from NSK-NY Organizing Committee, he recently co-organized and presented at NSK Rendez-Vous New York (Momenta Art, Brooklyn NY, 2011) and IRWIN-NSK Passport Office – New York (MoMA, New York, 2012).

He teaches courses on modern and contemporary art, art theory, history of photography, and art history surveys.  Before his appointment at the Myers School of Art, he was Visiting Assistant Professor at College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA).

Education
Ph.D. – State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2011
M.A. – Ohio State University, 1999
Master-Studies Diploma with Distinction – Central European University, Prague, Czech Republic, 1995
B.A. – Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania, 1994