Dore Bowen

Dore Bowen

Associate Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, San José State University

Dore Bowen teaches modern and contemporary art history at San José State University. Her research investigates cross-cultural histories of the technical image, and she also writes on contemporary artists that imagine this history otherwise. She has curated a number of exhibitions on photography. These include, in cooperation with the Arab Image Foundation, Soit dit en passant (2006) at La Compagnie, Marseille, and Not Given: Talking of and Around Photographs of Arab Women (2007) at SF Camerawork. Publications include "This Bridge Called Imagination: On Reading the Collection at the Arab Image Foundation,” published in her editorial issue of Camerawork Journal entitled Not Given: Troubling Gender in the Archive, and “Imagine There's No Image (It's Easy If You Try): Appropriation in the Age of Digital Reproduction” in The Companion to Art History Since 1945. She is currently working on a manuscript concerning the diorama and its relationship to the emerging discourse of “effects” in Restoration Paris.

Email: 
dore.bowen@sjsu.edu