Elvan Zabunyan

Elvan Zabunyan is a contemporary art historian, art critic and professor at the University of Rennes 2. Her work intersects racial and feminist issues as well as the political and cultural history of the United States since the 1960s.

The place of the body in the visual arts and performace is one of the red threads of her research. She is currently writing a book on the memory of slavery and contemporary art that follows up on her pioneering work on the question Black is a color, a history of African American art (Dis Voir, 2004). Among her recent publications : Adrian Piper(MoMA, 2018), Ellen Gallagher (WIELS, Brussels, 2019), LaToya Ruby Frazier (Mudam, Luxembourg, 2019), Kehinde Wiley(Templon, Paris, 2019), "The Muted Sound of Speaking Silence" (Kunsttexte.de, Berlin, 2020), "Lorna Simpson: Hearing Images" (InSITE, San Diego, 2020).

Elvan Zabunyan