2018    Los Angeles, CAA College Art Association 106th Annual Conference, Los Angeles Convention Center (February 21-24),Object – Event – Performance: Art, Materiality, and Continuity since the 1960s,” with presentations by Andrea Gyorody, Allen Memorial Art Museum/Oberlin College; Megan Metcalf, University of California, Los Angeles; Oliver Shultz, Stanford University, Edward Bacal, University of Toronto. Organised and chaired by Hanna Hölling.

2017   London, UCL Institute for Advanced Studies (October 10), Permanent Impermanence: Panel Discussion and Book Presentation “Paik’s Virtual Archive: Time, Change, and Materiality in Media Art.” With Briony Fer (UCL), Sarah Cook (University of Dundee), and Hanna Hölling (UCL, organizer). Organised with the support of Institute of Advanced Studies.

2017   Los Angeles, Getty Center (August 22), “What’s the Matter? Media, Materiality, and Meaning in Film and Video Installations,” concept, organization, and chair of  presentations and a panel discussion with Glenn Phillips (Getty Research Institute), Jeniffer West (Roski School of Arts and Design, University of Southern California), Mark Gilberg (LACMA), and Hanna Hölling (UCL). Organized with the support of Getty Conservation Institute and Getty Research Institute.

2016    University Basel, Basel, Switzerland, 3rd Swiss Congress for Art History (June 23-25, 2016), “Objekte erklären: Kulturen des Kuratierens und des Konservierens,“ session co-organized in collaboration with  Katharina Ammann, Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA), Zürich.

2016    Washington DC, College Art Association 104th Annual Conference (February 3-6), “The Explicit Material: On the Intersections of Cultures of Curation and Conservation,” concept, organization, and chair of the Educational and Professional Practices session, co-organized in collaboration with Dr. Francesca Bewer, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge.

2015   London, Tate Modern, Media in Transition (November 18-20), supported by the Getty Research Institute, The Getty Conservation Institute with additional support from the New Art Trust; session “Paik & Fluxus: Object, Archive, and Performance in Nam June Paik’s Multimedia,” co-organized with Pip Laurenson, Michael Mansfield, and Sook-Kyung Lee.

2015   New York, Bard Graduate Center, Revisions: Object—Event—Performance—Process since the 1960s, Symposium and Scholars Day (September 21) on the occasion of an exhibition Revisions—Zen for Film (September 17, 2015—January 10, 2016).  Watch on BGCTV.

2014   Glasgow, University of Glasgow and The Glasgow School of Arts, Authenticity in Transition: Changing Practices in Contemporary Art Making and Conservation, Revisiting Authorship”(December 2),  co-organization with Erma Hermens and Frances Robertson.


2018 SIK-ISEA | Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft | Swiss Institute for Art Research Zürich, lecture on the occasion of an interdisciplinary symposium Kunst und Material: Repräsentation, Stofflichkeit, Prozesse | Art and Material: Representation, Materiality, Processes (November 1-2).

2018 Berne Univesity of the Arts, Forschungsmittwoch: Performance: Nachleben, Materialität, Interpretation | Performance: Afterlife, Materiality, Interpretation, lecture followed by an artist talk with Johannes Hedinger (Com&Com) and a public conversation (October 17).

2018 University of Basel, Media of Exactitude in the Humanities, Arts, and Science international conference | Medien der Genauigkeit: Ideale, Praktiken, Darstellungen; SNF-Sinergia-Projekt Universität Basel, eikones Forum, (October 5).

2018 University of St. Andrews, Scotland, Art History Research Lecture “Media Art: Transitions, Durations, and the Paradigm of Conservation, School II, St Salvator’s Quad (September 17).

2018 Ecole Polytechnique Federale de LausanneLaboratory for Experimental Museology (August 6-7), presentation on the occasion of Archiving Intangible Cultural Heritage & Performing Arts: Symposium and Summer School.

2018  Alps Art Academy, Tenna, Switzerland, opening keynote at international symposium Horizontal – Vertical inaugurating the second summer school on Land and Environmental Art (July 1).

2018 University of Applied Science, CologneNew Approaches in the Conservation of Contemporary Art, keynote (with Salvador Munoz Vinas, June 25-26, 2018).

2018 Statens Museum for Kunst: National Gallery of DenmarkTransmissions and Transitions – (Post)media, Museums and Cultural Memory,  international keynote at the Museums and Art in the Information Age research project symposium (May 30, other keynote speakers included:(with Sean Cubitt, Dieter Daniels, & Sarah Kenderdine).

2018 Ludwig Museum Budapest—Museum of Contemporary ArtMAPS Media Art Preservation – Born Digital (June 4-5, one of international keynotes).

2018 Utrecht University, “The Medium of Time and Transition,” public colloquium presentation following a masterclass in Technical Art History MA and PhD (with Francesca Bewer). 

2017 ZürichSIK-ISEA | Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft (Swiss Institute for Art Research) Zürich (November 17), “Medienkunst: Zeit, Materialität, Authentizität,” lecture and book presentation Paik’s Virtual Archive: Time, Change and Materiality in Media Art

2017  Rio de Janeiro, Instituto Moreira Salles (October 20, “Perpetuating Change,” master class on media art and performance.

2017  Rio de Janeiro, International Council of Museums, Brasil, a joint initiative of COMCOL (collections) and CIDOC (documentation) committees (October 18), “What’s the Matter of the Future (Collections),” one of the international keynotes.

2017 Munich, Deutsches Museum (October 16), “Trace, Memory, Time” presentation on the occasion of the symposium “Material Authenticity of the Ephemeral.”

2017 Karlsruhe, ZKM  Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany (September 15), “Paik’s Virtual Archive: Time, Change, and Materiality in Media Art,” lecture and book presentation.

2017 Copenhagen, ICOM-CC Triennial Conference (September 4-8) “Time and Conservation,” presentation in the session Theory and History of Conservation.

2017 London, UCL | Institute for Advanced Studies IAS (May 26 ), presentation “Sensing Change: Perceptions and Transitions in Media Art” in the Sense and Sensation seminar series.

2017 New York, The Met | The Metropolitan Museum of Art (April 5), presentation “Media Art between Concept and Material: Nam June Paik’s Installations and the Limits of Material Preservation.”

2017 New York, Insitute of Fine Arts, New York University (April 5), book presentation “Paik’s Virtual Archive: Time, Change, and Materiality in Media Art. 

2016 University of Leeds (November 19), Spaces of Imagination: Intermediality in Film Archives and Exhibition, University of Leeds, presentation “Time, Change, and Identity in Nam June Paik’s Zen for Film.”

2016    University of Brighton (September 23), “Archive, Materiality, and Change,” presentation on the occasion of the conference Materiality and the Visual Arts Archive: Matter and Meaning (cancelled).

2016     Los Angeles, International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works IIC (September 11-16), “Transitional Media: Duration, Recursion and the Paradigm of Conservation,” presentation on the occasion of the bi-annual IIC congress.

2016    Fundación Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Mexico (July 12-17), “Revisions, or on the Aesthetics of Change,” presentation on the occasion of Media in the Expanded Field Think Tank organized by Montabonel and Partners, London.

2016    Alps Art Academy: International Summer School, Tenna, Switzerland (26 June), “The Lands of Art: On Land Art’s Shifting Grounds,” inaugural symposium keynote.

2016    Basel, University Basel, 3rd Swiss Congress for Art History (June 23-25), introduction to the session “Objekte erklären: Kulturen des Kuratierens und des Konservierens.“

2016    Washington DC, College Art Association 104th Annual Conference (February 3-6), introduction to the session “The Explicit Material: On the Intersections of Cultures of Curation and Conservation.”

2015    Budapest, Ludwig Museum—Museum of Contemporary Art (December 8), “What is Conservation? Media Arts between the Recent and Traditional Theory,” presentation on the occasion of the conference MAPS Media Arts Preservation.

2015    Warsaw, Academy of Fine Arts—Rector’s Building, Krakowskie Przedmiescie (December 5), “Art in Process, or on the Relative Duration of the Impermanent,” presentation on the occasion of the symposium Art in Process.

2015    Berlin, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Boltzmannstrasse 22 (November 23), Conservation and Contingency: On Realms of Theory and Cultures of Practice,” Max Planck Colloquium Series: Art and Knowledge in Pre-Modern Europe.

2015    Riga, Renewable Futures, Media Art Histories Conference (October 10), invited presentation “Slow and Fast Art: Time, Change, and Continuity in Media Installations” (canceled due to illness).

2015    New York, Bard Graduate Center (September 21), “Zen for Film: Object, Event, Performance, Process,” introduction on the occasion of Revisions: Object—Event—Performance—Process since the 1960s.

2015   Miami, 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Conservation (May 15) “The Theory of Practice: Practical Philosophy, Cultures of Conservation and the Aesthetics of Change,” Opening Session. Reviewed by Kimi Taira.

2015   Providence, Brown University, Jenks Society (May 7) “On the Relative Duration of the Impermanent and the Aesthetics of Change in Museums” presentation on the occasion of Lost Museums: A Symposium on the Ephemerality and Afterlives of Museums and Collections.

2015   New York, College Art Association 103rd Annual Conference, New York (February 11) presentation “Fluxus: What’s the Matter?” in the panel Preserving the Artistic Legacies of the 1960s and 1970s.

2014   Glasgow, University of Glasgow and The Glasgow School of Arts (December 2). “The Aesthetics of Change: On the Relative Durations of the Impermanent” opening keynote on the occasion of the conference Authenticity in Transition: Changing Practices in Contemporary Art Making and Conservation.

2014   Lausanne, University Lausanne, in cooperation with University Neuchâtel, University Lausanne and Bern University (May) “Made in Switzerland: Between Concept and Materialization in Paik’s Video Installations in Basel and Zurich,” paper on the occasion of the symposium Medium Video—Videokunst in der Schweiz. Orte, Protagonisten, Museen, Ausstellungen, Konzepte und Methoden / Medium video—Art vidéo en Suisse Lieux, protagonistes, institutions muséales, expositions, concepts et methods.

 2014  México D.F., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Colección/Fundación JUMEX (March 31) “Beyond the Object Principle” opening keynote.

 2013   New York, Bard Graduate Center, “On the Aspects of Time, Continuity, Archive and Identity in the Conservation of Multimedia Works of Art,’ presentation on the occasion of the BGC seminar series Work in Progress.

2013  Riga, Latvia, Stockholm School of Economics (October), Versions, Variations, and Variability: Possibilities and Potentialities in the Preservation of Computer-based Art,” conference paper presented at the plenary session RENEW: Media Art Histories; The 5th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology. Session chair and moderation of two panels Archiving (A, B).

2013  Dubrovnik, Croatia, University of Dubrovnik, Institute of Art History (May), “The Challenge of Multimedia in the Conservation and Conceptualisation of Nam June Paik’s Installations,” conference paper on the occasion of Our Modern: Re-Appropriating Vulnerable 20th century Heritage.

2012  Brisbane, Australia, Gallery of Modern Art (December), “Between Conceptualities and Materialities: Shifting Identities in Nam June Paik’s Installations,” conference paper on the occasion of The Meaning of Materials. 2012 AICCM Paintings Group +20th Century in Paint Symposium.

2012  Seoul, South Korea, Nam June Paik Art Center (October), “Rethinking Materiality: Concept, Object and Installation After the Advent of New Media,” conference paper on the occasion of The Gift of Nam June Paik (5).

2012  Chicago, School of Art Institute Chicago (May), “Obsolescence and New Media in Five Episodes,” presentation on the occasion of a roundtable discussion Obsolescence and New Media, with Michael Newman, Daniel Quiles, and Channel TWo (Jessica Westbrook and Adam Trowbridge).

2012  Boston, Art Institute of Boston (January), “Rethinking Materiality: Concept, Object and Installation in the Age of New Media,” invited lecture.

2012  London, University College London, History of Art Department (March), “On the Object of Conservation,” invited lecture.

2011 Cologne, German Conservation Association VDR (Verband Deutscher Restauratoren) (November), “Between Concept and Materiality: Artist’s Intention, Material Constrains and Practicability in Conservation of Computer-based Arts,” conference paper on the occasion of The Transience of Material: The Artist’s Intention Versus Conservability.

2011  Lisbon, Portugal, Catholic University of Lisbon (September), “Revisiting Materiality: Nam June Paik’s Organic and Technology-based Media in the Tournaments with Time,” conference paper on the occasion of Exposing Exhibitions.

2011 Philadelphia, 39th Annual Meeting of the American Institute for Conservation (May), “Versions, Variations, and Variability: Ethical Considerations in the Conservation of Computer-based Art; A Study into the Preservation of I/Eye by Bill Spinhoven van Oosten (1993),conference paper, Electronic Media Group.

2011  Santa Barbara, University of California (April), “On the Ethics in the Preservation of Multimedia: Between Conceptuality and Materiality of Nam June Paik Installations,” conference paper on the occasion of Moralities in Arts.

2011  Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati, School of Art at the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (April) “Nam June Paik and the Conservation of Video Sculpture,” conclusions and moderation of the conference Nam June Paik and the Video Sculpture.

2011  Amsterdam, Netherlands Media Art Institute (currently LIMA) (February), “Virtualization as a Preservation Strategy for Computer-based Artworks,” paper on the occasion of the symposium To Transfer or to Transform and Expert Meeting of the Obsolete Equipment Research Group.

2011   London, Courtauld Institute of Art (March), “Revisiting ‘Life Cycles:’ Nam June Paik’s Organic and Technology-based Media in the Tournaments With Time,” paper on the occasion of the Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum The Material Life of Things.

2010  Brussels, PACKED (November), “Virtualization as a Preservation Strategy for Computer Based Art: A Study into the Installation I/Eye (1992) by Bill Spinhoven,” presentation on the occasion of the Expert Meeting Obsolete Equipment Research Group (with Jo Ana Morfin).

2010  Montreal, Canada, 5th DOCAM Summit (Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage) (March), “Between Organic Media and Technology: Unstable Materials and Contemporary Conservation.”