Nausikaä El-Mecky

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Nausikaä El-Mecky

Member since 2017
subject: History of Art

Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
08005 Barcelona - ES



Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2018

    Tenure Track professor Art History, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

  • 2017

    Maria-Gräfin von Linden prize

  • since 2016

    Expert European Commission: Creative Europe

  • since 2015

    PostDoc Cultural Heritage Cluster, Project heiEDUCATION, Heidelberg School of Education – Heidelberg University & Heidelberg University of Education

  • 2012 – 2015:

    Various academic, commerical and creative roles as a freelance art historian, including: lecturer FU Berlin (FUBIS); Academic researcher and PR Consultant, project OPuS (Open Access Publishing Services; editor-in-chief of international platform and magazine fineartmultiple; Curator for Verein Berliner Künstler and for Marginalia // Los Angeles Review of Books as well as consultancy and PR for various nationale and international galleries and museums

  • 2009 – today

    Course Director, A Journey through Dutch Art, Utrecht Summer School, the Netherlands

  • 2013 – 2014:

    Fellow, Project Bildakt und Verkörperung, Humboldt University Berlin

  • 2007 – 2013:

    PhD, University of Cambridge, Art History.

  • 2006 – 2007:

    Mphil, University of Cambridge, Art History.

  • 2003 – 2006:

    BA (Hons.) Liberal Arts and Sciences. Tracks in Art History, Literature, Journalism, Anthropology, and Creative Writing at University College Utrecht, the Netherlands


  • ‘Targeting Saddam’s Sculptures: Recasting Artist and Monument in Armed Conflict’

    in: Bildergewalt (vorläufiger Titel), Michael Imhof Verlag, Petersberg, 2018.

  • ‘Zerstörung vom kulturellen Erbe (vorläufiger Titel)“

    in: Historische Sozialkunde, April 2018.

  • Inexistent | Unsichtbar | Imaginiert: Digitale Rekonstruktionen als Vermittlungsformate in der Archäologie am Beispiel von Palmyra

    in: Fotografie + Archäologie (Themenheft) Beiträge zur Geschichte und Ästhetik der Fotografie, 2017.

  • ‘Interview and Review of Socle du Monde Biennal, Denmark (vorläufiger Titel),’

    in: Apollo, the International Art Magazine, April 2017.

  • “I cannot bury myself with my own hands: the self-censorship of the Syrian cartoonist Fares Garabet,’

    in: Apollo, The International Art Magazine, Dezember 2016.

  • Subtle Censorship?

    in: Marginalia / Los Angeles Review of Books, Oktober 2016.

  • Inside the UNESCO conference to save Syria’s heritage

    in: Apollo: The International Art Magazine, Juni 2016.

  • ‘Things I’ve Seen – Loyd Grossman’, Multimedia Publikation

    n: Los Angeles Review of Books | Marginalia, Juli 2015.

  • ‘Polemic – The Vatican Pavilion at the Venice Biennale’

    in: Art and Christianity Enquiry, März 2014.

  • ‘Art in Nazi Germany’

    in: Smarthistory at Khan Academy, Februar 2014.

  • ‘Monuments men are all the rage, but we’re still afraid of Nazi art’

    The Conversation (leading article), Januar 2014.