Amelia Jones

Amelia Jones

Amelia Jones is an American art historian, art critic and curator specializing in feminist art, body/ performance art, video art and Dadaism. Her written works and approach to modern and contemporary art history are considered revolutionary in that she breaks down commonly assumed opinions and offers brilliantly conceived critiques of the art historical tradition and individual artist's positions in that often elitist sphere.

Amelia Jones studied art history at Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Phd from UCLA in 1991.

Jones has taught art history at UC Riverside and is currently the Pilkington Chair of the art history department at Manchester University.

Jones received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2000.

Amelia Jones is the daughter of Princeton Psychology professor Edward E. Jones.


Amelia Jones curated the 1996 exhibition, "Sexual Politics" at the UCLA/ Armand Hammer Museum. In 1991, she curated "The politics of difference : artists explore issues of identity" at the UCR/ Chandler Art Museum.


The following is a short list of works written by Amelia Jones.

  • Postmodernism and the En-Gendering of Marcel Duchamp. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  • Sexual Politics: Judy Chicago's 'Dinner Party' in Feminist Art History. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.
  • Body Art/ Performing the Subject. Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 1998.
  • Warr, Tracey and Amelia Jones. The Artist's Body. London: Phaidon, 2000.
  • The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader. New York: Routledge, 2003.
  • Irrational Modernism: A Neurasthenic History of New York Dada. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2004.


Amelia Jones' profile at the University of Manchester

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