Associate professor II
Monica Grini is associate professor II in media and documentation studies. She specializes in museology, historiography, and visual and material culture, with a long-standing interest in Sámi history, art and culture in research, teaching and communication.
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Historiography, museology and representation, especially articulations and receptions of Sámi art.
Member of the research project The Art of Nordic Colonialism: Writing Transcultural Art Histories, University of Copenhagen, 2019–2023.
Member of the research project The Governmateriality of Indigenous Religion(s), UiB, 2020–2024.
I have been course organiser or contributed lectures to the following courses at UiT, in in addition to guest lectures, supervision and examination at other institutions:
Media and Documentation Studies MA: MDV-3050 Theory and Method for Media and Documentation Studies; MDV-3052 MA Practice Course; MDV-3055 Research Design; MDV-3950 Master Seminar Series; HIF-3112 Film as Method and Data.
Media and Documentation Studies BA: MDV-1001 Multimediality; MDV-1202 Teaching Centers and Document Institutions; MDV-1003 Media, Communication and Society; MDV-1005 Method for Media and Documentation Studies; MDV-2205 BA Practice Course; MDV-2035 Bachelor Thesis.
Art History PhD: KVI-8001 Visual Arts between History, Aesthetics and Practice
Art History MA: KVI-3110 Project Planning and Academic writing; KVI-3121 Art Theory; KVI-3122 Aesthetics and Art Historiography; KVI-3211 Arctic Motifs (web based); KVI-3220 In-depth Study Module; KVI-3900 Master Seminar Series.
Art History BA: KVI-0100 The Art of Looking: Introduction to Art History (web-based); KVI-1010 Period and Style; KVI-1110 Modernism in Norway; KVI-1014 Visual Analysis; KVI-1015 Theory and Method; KVI-1013 Art Historical Fieldwork: From Tromsø to Rome; KVI-1111 The Baroque: Period and Style; KVI-2016 Contemporary Art and Architecture in the Nordic Countries; KVI-2050 Bachelor Thesis; KVI-2516 Sami Art; KVI-2517 Indigenous Art.
Member of research group
PhD (University of Tromsø, 2016); Cand.philol. (University of Bergen, 2005); Cand.mag. (University of Bergen, 2002)
PhD thesis: Samisk kunst i norsk kunsthistorie. Historiografiske riss. [Sami art in Norwegian art history. A historiographical study].
Cand.philol thesis: Rafael og Madonna della Sedia i klassisismens og romantikkens resepsjon. En resepsjonshistorisk analyse av kunstneren og hans verk. [The romantic and neoclassical reception of Raphael and Madonna della Sedia].
- Senior Lecturer, Media and Documentation Studies, Department of Culture and Language, UiT, 2018
- Associate Professor, Art History, Department of Culture and Language, UiT, 2017
- Assistant Professor, Art History, Department of Culture and Language, UiT, 2016
- PhD Candidate, Department of Culture and Literature, University of Tromsø, 2010–2015
- Head of Education and Public Programme, Tromsø Gallery of Contemporary Art, 2007–2010
- Temporary director, Tromsø Gallery of Contemporary Art, 2007–2008
- Art educator, Pilotgalleriet, Buskerud Art Centre, 2006–2007
- Gallery manager, Art Hall & Sculpture Park, Kistefos Museum, 2005
- Art educator, Art Hall & Sculpture Park, Kistefos Museum, 2003–2005
Scholarship from Professor Oluf Kolsrud and wife Borghild Kolsruds' Legacy
Borse di studio concesse dal governo italiano a cittadini stranieri e italiani residenti all’ estero, anno accademico 2005–2006 [Scholarship from the Italian Government], 2006
Scholarship from Disponent Eystein Magnus’ Legacy for residency at the Norwegian Institute in Rome, 2004
Selected curatorial work
NOW! 20th Anniversary exhibition of Artists’ Association of Lapland, with Svein Ingvoll Pedersen Rovaniemi Art Museum, Finland, http://www.korundi.fi, 2009
PolArt 2009. Artists: Eirin Støen, Maja Nilsen, Märit Aronsson and Rita Leppiniemi, co-curator, Tromsø Gallery of Contemporary Art, 2009
Sven Påhlsson, Festival Exhibition, co-curator, Tromsø Gallery of Contemporary Art, 2008