Ina Blom

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Ina Blom is a professor in the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas at the University of Oslo and Wigeland Visiting Professor at the Dept. of Art History, University of Chicago. Her fields of research are modernism/avant-garde studies and contemporary art with a particular focus on media aesthetics and the relationship between art, technology, media and politics. She has taken part in the NFR-supported projects Aesthetics at Work (2003-2007) and Media Aesthetics (2004-2008) and have directed the NFR supported research project The Archive in Motion (2011-2014) in collaboration with media- and film scholars.

She has been a member of the international editorial board of Art History. Journal of the Association of Art Historians (Wiley) (2012-2016) and is currently member of the editorial board of MAST. The Journal of Media Art, Study and Theory (NeMLA) and Journal of Art History (Routledge), A former music critic and DJ; she has published extensively as an art critic and is a frequent contributor to Artforum, Afterall, Parkett, and Texte zur Kunst. She has also contributed essays to numerous exhibitions catalogues for museums and art institutions around the world. She is currently working on a book with the working title On Following. Straight Lines and Infrastructural Sensibilities, to be published by University of Chicago Press. (2023)


  • The Cut Through Time: A Version of the Dada/Neo-Dada Repetition, Acta Humaniora, 1999.
  • Joseph Beuys, Oslo: Gyldendal, 2001.
  • The Name of the Game: Ray Johnson's Postal Performance, Kunsthalle Fridericianum Kassel, Stedelijk Museum Sittard, 2003.
  • editor, with Timothy Benson and Hanne Bergius, Raoul Hausmann et les avant-gardes, Les presses du réel, 2015, 512 pp. Publisher. (French)
  • Houses To Die In, and Other Essays on Art, Berlin: Sternberg Press, 2022, 256 pp. Publisher. [1]