JAIMEY HAMILTON FARIS

JAIMEY HAMILTON FARIS

JAIMEY HAMILTON FARIS

(photo by Jonel Jugueta)

Associate Professor
Office Room 222 / jaimeyh@hawaii.edu

RESEARCH AREAS
History of Contemporary Art, Critical Theory, Materialist Feminism, Global Trade and Infrastructure, Cosmopolitan and Translocal Ethics, Climate Change, Water, Ocean and Island Studies

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BIO
Hamilton Faris teaches critical theory and the history of contemporary art. She writes and speaks about art and visual culture at the intersection of globalization and climate change, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. She has published articles in Art Journal, October, Invisible Culture, Art Margins, and The Contemporary Pacific. She edited the Fall 2015 special issue of Art Margins on Capitalist Realism. Her 2013 book, Uncommon Goods, explored representations of global commodity chains and transnational trade. Turning her attention to the relationship between global economic "flows" and the earth's own ecological cycles, she has been working on a new project, Liquid Archives. This is a contemporary art historical/art critical book that establishes the growing importance of representing water in an era of climate change.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS
"Honolulu Biennial: Middle of Now|Here" The Contemporary Pacific v. 30, no.1 (2018).
"Double Sunsets," in Our Ocean Guide, eds. Map Office (Lightbox Pub., 2017). Debut at 2017 Venice Biennale.
"Restructuring Place in Hawaii: A conversation with Jaimey Hamilton Faris, Margo Machida, Sean Connelly and Lynne Yamamoto," Art Journal Open, August 3, 2017
"Rooms in Alibi: How Akasegawa Genpei Framed Capitalism" ARTMargins 4:3 (Fall 2015)Editor, Capitalist RealismART Margins special issue, (MIT Press) 4:3 (Fall 2015).
Uncommon Goods: Global Dimensions of the Readymade  (Intellect Press, 2013).“Arman’s System of Objects,” Art Journal, v. 67  (Spring 2008) no.1: 54-67.
"Making Art Matter: Alberto Burri's Sacchi,” October 124 (Spring 2008): 31-52. 

GRANTS + AWARDS
Hamilton Faris has received an Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Hawai‘i, College of Arts and Humanities; a Faculty Diversity Award, University of Hawaii’s Commission on Diversity; A Junior Faculty Research Award; a Technology, Society and Innovation Grant, from the University of Hawai’i, Research Council; a Hawaii People’s Fund award, and was selected as Critical Studies Fellow at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

EDUCATION
PhD – Boston University
MA – Boston University
BA – University of California, Santa Cruz

COURSES TAUGHT
ART 302 (Intro to Contemporary Critical Theory)
ART 474 (Art Since Middle 20th Century)
ART 478 (Topics in Contemporary Art)
ART 670 (Art Historical Methodology)
ART 690 (Seminar in Contemporary Critical Theory)
ART 691 (Seminar in Global Contemporary Art)