Corinna Kirsch

Instructor I
History and Theory of Contemporary Art

Corinna Kirsch is an art historian whose research interests concern the ever-changing relationship between art and technology. She is completing a dissertation on the artist Les Levine and the historical conditions out of which computation became a model for conceptual art practice circa 1970. Kirsch has further specialization in cybernetics, intermedia, systems theory, and current practices in media history and theory. Recent professional activities include work with the Critical Code Studies Lab at the University of Southern California; paper presentations at conferences for the the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Association for Art History, and the Society for History of Technology; and participation in the Princeton-Weimar Summer School for Media Studies at Bauhaus University’s International Research Institute for Cultural Techniques and Media Philosophy (IKKM) in Weimar, Germany. In 2016, she received a DAAD grant to study computer prototypes at the Ulm School of Design (Ulm, Germany).

Kirsch has an extensive background in art criticism and curation as well, having received the O'Brien Curatorial Fellowship at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and the C Magazine New Critics Award for art criticism.


  • Phd (in progress), Stony Brook University
  • MA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • BA, University of Texas at Austin