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Kunsthistorisches Institut

Romuald Tchibozo

Romuald Tchibozo, Prof. Dr.

Romuald Tchibozo from Benin Republic did his PhD in 2003 at the Humboldt University in Berlin with the topic: Art and Arbitrary: a study of the African contemporary art reception in Western, the German case from 1950 to the present day. Now, he is Professor of Art History, Deputy Director of Laboratoire d’Art, d’Archéologie et d’Expertise Patrimoniale (LAAEP), Deputy Director of the Institut National des Métiers d'Art, d'Archéologie et de la Culture (INMAAC) and Coordinator of the History and Archaeology Department of Ecole Doctorale Pluridisciplinaire: Espace, Culture et Développement at the University of Abomey-Calavi.

In 2013-14, Tchibozo was a fellow in the Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices program, an initiative of the Max Planck Institute at the Forum for Transregional Studies in Berlin. In 2017, he was fellow of the Caa’s Getty International Program. In 2018 he was fellow of Dahlem Humanities Center as Visiting Researcher at Freie Universität of Berlin. In February 2019, he organized the first workshop of African art historians, who are based in Africa, in Berlin. As DAAD scholar, he taught during the winter semester 2019/2020 at the Institute of Art History in the Department of African Art at the Freie Universität in Berlin. His research focuses on African contemporary art in the former German Democratic Republic, African artefacts in German’s museums, the evolution of contemporary art in Benin, and heritage issues, such as the Yoruba Gèlèdè Society.