Dorothée King Art Historian, Art Educator, Exhibition Maker
Dorothée King is author of KUNST RIECHEN! (Smell Art, Athena, 2016). Currently she is working on her second book with the working title “The Injustice of Smell. Cultural, economic, and political division in the scent of globalized climate change”. Other current research projects address immersion in video art games (forthcoming with MIT in 2017) and ephemeral materials, such as digital graffiti
As lecturer in IntAr and HAVC at the Rhode Island School of Design, Dorothée King’s scholarship and teaching is invested in contemporary and modern art history, participatory exhibiting, ephemeral materials in the arts, as well as the histories and futures of art school education.
Through her experiences as student, lecturer, and researcher at various art schools, she became interested in interdisciplinary art education at the intersections of art, design and research. After studying in Denmark, Germany and England, Dorothée King earned her PhD from Berlin University of the Arts, where she served as a researcher and lecturer in the Graduate School for the Arts and Sciences and in the department of Art Education. She has also lectured in the Interface Cultures program at the University for Art and Industrial Design in Linz, Austria and at the Banff New Media Institute, Canada. Further she served as consultant at the interdisciplinary TransArt Institute in New York.
Dorothée King’s scholarship in immersive and multisensory experiences in contemporary participatory art has appeared in Objektivität und Subjektivität in den Künsten und den Wissenschaften (2014) and Art, Communication and the Public, ART MEDIATION PERSPECTIVE (2013). Among others she co-edited Interface Cultures (2008), a compendium on interactive interfaces in electronic art, and playtest (2013), which features essays on experimental approaches in interdisciplinary art and artistic research.
Dorothée King has curated exhibitions at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz/Austria and at the Landesmuseum in Emden, and the Preview 2008 art fair in Berlin. She co-organised the Free Cooperation conference at SUNY Buffalo (2004), and worked for Ute Meta Bauer Exhibition Offices for Documenta11 (2002) and First Stories Firststory - Women Building/New Narratives for the 21st Century in Porto (2002).