About

Brittany Myburgh is a course instructor and PhD candidate in the Art History Department at the University of Toronto. Her research is broadly concerned with the intersections of technology, society, cultures of exhibition, and modern art. Her dissertation Projected Visions examines the various ways in which light took center stage as a medium in the twentieth century. Originally from Aotearoa/New Zealand, Brittany also writes about and teaches on a range of topics related to contemporary Oceanic indigenous and settler colonial artistic practices. She is also the lead curator at The Six Hundred, and lead editor at Re:Locations: Journal of the Asia Pacific-World.

Contact: brittany.myburgh@mail.utoronto.ca

Dissertation, “Projected Visions,” Supervised by Louis Kaplan

My dissertation “Projected Visions” explores light as a medium in twentieth and twenty-first century art. The dissertation examines the legacy of early light artists and new modes of participatory seeing and sensing that contemporary installations seek to facilitate. The dissertation proposes that the history of light art enables a deeper understanding of media practice and what it means to engage and participate in interactive new media art.

Select Publications

  • Myburgh, B. “Waves of Exchange,” Navigating Visions of the Asia and Pacific Worlds: Proceedings of the Re:Locations Journal Conference vol. 1, no. 1, (2020): iii-xiii
  • Efrat, L and B. Myburgh. “Seeing is Sensing.” ISEA, 2020. Forthcoming.
  • Myburgh, B and E. Zhang. “The Royal Ontario Museum’s Asia-Pacific Collection.” Re:Locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World. Vol. 2, No. 1, (2019): p. 46-59.
  • Myburgh, B. “Here and Now: Indigenous Canadian Perspectives and New Media in works by Ruben Komangapik, Kent Monkman and Adrian Duke.” Leonardo, Vol. 51, No. 4, (2018): p.394–98.

Education

PhD Candidate, University of Toronto

MA, University of Toronto

BFA (Hons), University of Auckland, Elam School of Fine Arts

BA, University of Auckland, Art History and English Literature