Camilla Balbi

Camilla Balbi, Ph.D.

Department of Art of the 19th–21th

phone: +39 349 842 3431

Camilla Balbi, MA

Researcher at the Department of Art of the 19th–21st Centuries and CVF – Photography Research Centre

Camilla Balbi is a PhD student in Visual and Media Studies at IULM University in Milan; she was also a Visiting Scholar at the Department of German Studies at New York University in 2020/2021. She is a co-investigator of the Matrix of Photomechanical Reproductions: Histories of Remote Access to Art. Her academic focus comprise the intersections between media practises and different artistic languages. Her main research interests include early twentieth-century German-Jewish art theory, and the history and theory of photography. Alongside these interests, she writes and works on political art and eccentric visual cultures, focusing on the particularities of the Jewish gaze as well as the female and queer gaze.
In the past, she worked as a researcher in Italy for the Israel Museum of Jerusalem, co-edited the book “Umberto Eco and the Arts” (2022) and wrote as an art critic for the international magazine Flash Art.


Current projects:

The Matrix of Photomechanical Reproductions: Histories of Remote Access to Art (Lumina Quaeruntur, 2023-2027, co-investigator)

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