Associate Professor Andrea Bubenik

Associate Professor

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

Overview

Andrea Bubenik is an expert in Renaissance and Baroque Art, and the continued reception of early modern visual culture. She is a Senior Lecturer in Art History in the School of Communication and Arts, and was the Director of the UQ Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions between 2019-2022. Her research interests include early modern printmaking, links between art and science, court cultures and collecting, and histories of reception for both iconic and lesser known works of art.

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 (2013), which was awarded the AAANZ best book prize (2014). Andrea’s forthcoming monograph, Living Pictures: The Renaissance Artist-Scientist explores the afterlives of the animal, plant, and rock studies by Albrecht Dürer and Leonardo da Vinci, and is supported by a grant from AIAH/AAANZ.

Andrea's international profile includes visiting fellowships at the Warburg Institute in London, the Central Institute of Art History (Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte) in Munich, the Institute of Art History (Ustav Dějin Umění) in Prague, and the Huntington Library in LA. Andrea is a strong advocate for collaboration with arts and culture institutions and the translatione of academic research into more public platforms. She curated two major exhibitions at the UQ Art Museum: Ecstasy: Baroque and Beyond (2017), and Five Centuries of Melancholia (2014), both accompanied by exhibition catalogues. She also delivers an annual public art history course at QAGOMA (Queensland Gallery of Art), and has given public lectures at galleries in Australia, Canada, the Czech Republic, Germany, and the UK.

As an experienced teacher and supervisor, with more than twenty successful supervisions at the Honours, MPhil and PhD levels, Andrea is especially proud of her students’ successes. She supervises local, national, and international internship placements in art galleries and museums, and developed an undergraduate study abroad option for UQ students, ‘Art and Architecture in Venice’ which takes place on site in Venice, Italy. She welcomes expressions of interest from prospective HDR students.

Research Interests

  • Nothern Renaissance
  • 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
  • Albrecht Dürer and his followers

Research Impacts

Research Impacts

Andrea is regularly invited to speak about her research at art galleries and cultural institutions both national and international. She has contributed to The Conversation, and has also given radio interviews on the ABC programs Historyonics, Radio National Books and Arts Daily, and Afternoons with Jacinta Parsons. Here is a selection of Andrea’s public engagement activities that are available online:

The Weird and the Eerie, and in conversation with artist Jenny Watson, Guest Speaker at QAGOMA,19/11/22

Remake/Remodel, and in conversation with artist Ryan Presley, Guest Speaker at QAGOMA,19/11/22

Serious Jokes, and in conversation with artist Natalya Hughes, Guest Speaker at QAGOMA,12/11/22

Human/Non-Human, European Masterpieces from the MET, and in conversation with Marian Drew, Guest Speaker at QAGOMA, 11/9/21

Power of Place, European Masterpieces from the MET, and in conversation with artist Christopher Bassi, Guest Speaker at QAGOMA, 18/9/21

From Flesh to Fashion, European Masterpieces from the MET, and in conversation with artist Michael Zavros, Guest Speaker at QAGOMA, 4/9/21

Plague and Death in the Art of Albrecht Dürer, Guest speaker at QAGOMA, 28/10/2020

Recreating masterpieces at home? People have been doing it for centuries, The Conversation, 23/4/2020

Albrecht Dürer's Engraving Melencolia I is 500 Years Old, Books and Arts Daily, ABC radio, August 28, 2014

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

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queen's University

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Bubenik, Andrea (2023). The radical ecologies of eX de Medici. eX de Medici: beautiful wickedness. (pp. 63-74) Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Thames and Hudson Australia.

  • Bubenik, Andrea (2022). Display. Early modern court culture. (pp. 325-342) edited by Erin Griffey. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780429277986-26

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

  • 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) edited by A. Bubenik and A. Thackray. 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

  • Plage, Stefanie, Perrier, Robert, Bubenik, Andrea, Baker, Kirsten, Stambe, Rose-Marie, Kuskoff, Ella and Parsell, Cameron (2023). Health home hope: a photographic exhibition on housing and health. West End, Brisbane, Australia: The University of Queensland.

  • Bubenik, Andrea (2023). The subversive icons of Ryan Presley. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Gertrude Contemporary.

  • Bubenik, Andrea (2017). Ecstasy: Baroque and beyond. Brisbane, Australia: The University of Queensland, UQ Art Museum.

  • 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

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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Completed Supervision