Winking, MA Kerstin

Kerstin Winking is a PhD candidate at the Institute for History at Leiden University. Her PhD research explores the intersections between modern art and politics in a non-aligned inflection. She examines the transnational art and knowledge networks with which Indonesian artists were in touch between circa 1920-1970, specifically their historical connections with modernisms in India, and the geopolitical frameworks in which ideas about modern art were exchanged. Her research extends to the discourse on Asianism and the practice of social art history.

Before joining KITLV, Kerstin worked with institutions such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum on projects addressing the theme of decolonization through art and curating. In 2019, she was a curatorial fellow at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

Selected publications

‘Sawangwongse Yawnghwe: Painting the Unstable State’, Art Asia Pacific 118: 33-43, 2020.

‘Het ruangrupa netwerk – Voor een sociaal, activerend en begripsvol Sonsbeek’, Metropolis M 3: 58-60, 2018.