Planetary Feminisms: Decoloniality, Ecological Thinking, Creative Praxis

Transhemispheric Dialogues

17 March 2023



Roundtable I 08.00 – 10.00 GMT

Michelle Antoinette
Senior Lecturer and Researcher in Art History and Theory, Monash University, Australia

Michelle Antoinette’s research focuses on modern and contemporary Asian art histories, compelling examinations of the Euro-American biases of art history, and highlighting the constituent role of Asian art and artists in the larger world projects of modern and contemporary art history and theory. This includes the contributions of Asian diaspora artists with their diverse trajectories of transnational experience under globalisation.

Deborah Hart
Henry Dalrymple Head Curator of Australian Art, National Gallery of Australia

Deborah Hart is the Henry Dalrymple Head Curator of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Australia and co-curator of Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now with Elspeth Pitt. Since commencing as a senior curator at the Gallery in 2000, she has curated numerous exhibitions including Joy Hester and friends, Grace Cossington Smith: a retrospective, Andy and Oz: parallel visions (shown at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh), Fred Williams: Infinite Horizons, Fiona Hall in context (to accompany Wrong Way Time from the Venice Biennale) and Hugh Ramsay, and is currently curating an Ethel Carrick retrospective for 2024-2025.

Anna Arabindan Kesson
Associate Professor of Black Diasporic Art, Princeton University, USA

In her professional life Anna Arabindan-Kesson is an Associate Professor of Black Diasporic art at Princeton University, the 2022-2023 Terra Foundation Rome Prize Fellow, a Senior Research Fellow of the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the director of the digital humanities project Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism ( As an art historian and former nurse, Anna’s commitments to teaching and research focus on the visual cultures of race, slavery, migration and medicine and her work can be found at

Janet Laurence
Visual artist, Sydney, Australia

Janet Laurence is a practicing artist who creates immersive environmental installations and performances that bring one into intimate and conflicting ecological wonderings. Exhibiting widely, both nationally and internationally, her work is included in museum, university, corporate and private collections as well as within architectural and landscaped public places.

Lisa Reihana (Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Hine, Ngai Tūteauru, Ngāi Tūpoto)
Visual artist, Aotearoa New Zealand

Lisa Reihana has emerged as one of the leading artists in Aotearoa New Zealand, working across medias including film, sculpture, costume and body adornment, and photography – her art offers a dramatic and dynamic commentary on Māori history and identity. Reihana translates traditional indigenous concepts and narratives from an urban Māori perspective, examining issues of colonialism, gender, language and place.

Lize van Robbroeck
Professor of Visual Studies , University of Stellenbosch, RSA

Lize van Robbroeck practices Art History and Visual Studies with a particular interest in settler colonial dynamics and race. She uses settler colonial studies, psychoanalysis, and more recently, feminist new materialisms as lenses through which she explores the entanglement of western imperialism, material culture, race, and the decolonial turn.