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Kunsthistorisches Institut

Dr. David Young Kim

David Young Kim (*1977 USA) war von August 2009 bis Juli 2013 Assistent am Lehrstuhl für Kunstgeschichte der Neuzeit. Er hat über Artifex Viator: Mobility, Geography and Style in Sixteenth-Century Art Theory and Practice bei Prof. Dr. Alina Payne an der Harvard University promoviert. 2010/2011 Postdoctoral Fellow am Kunsthistorischen Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck Institut. 2011/2013 Getty Connecting Art Histories Visiting Faculty Member an der Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Brasilien (Unifesp). Seit 2013 Assistant Professor an der University of Pennsylvania sowie Habilitant zum Thema “The Texture of Painting“ sowie Lehrbeauftragter an der Universität Zürich.




Craftmanship, Material, and Texture in Northern Italian painting and decorative arts (1300-1550)

Masks and Performativity

Cristoforo Sorte and Environmental Art Criticism

Transcultural exchange in the Lusophone world



  • The Traveling Artist in the Italian Renaissance:  Mobility, Geography and Style. (Manuscript submitted and under review)

Artikel und Aufsätze

  • “The Horror of Mimesis.” Oxford Art Journal 34.3 (2011): 335-353.
  • “Thinking with the Senses.” Review of François Quiviger, The Sensory World of the Italian Renaissance. John Varriano, Tastes and Temptation: Food and Art in Renaissance Italy. Oxford Art Journal 34.1 (2011): 132-5.  
  • “The Triumph and Pathos of Perspective.” In Urban Artefacts: Triumphal Arches and the Paragone between the Arts. Ed. Alina Payne (forthcoming)
  • “Hospitality and Hostility in Sixteenth-Century Art Literary Sources on the Mediterranean.” In Portable Arachaeology and the Poetics of Influence: Croatia and the Mediterranean. Ed. Alina Payne (submitted 2010, forthcoming). 
  • "Bad Air! Bad Air! Artistic Mobility and ‘Influence’ in Italian Early Modern Art Theory." In Der Künstler in der Fremde. Wanderschaft - Migration – Exil. Vorträge aus dem Warburg-Haus. Hamburg: Akademie Verlag (submitted 2010, forthcoming 2012). 
  • “Gentile Bellini: Artist and Ambassador.” In Cultural Encounters in the Mediterranean. Ed. Alan Chong. Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (submitted 2007, forthcoming 2012).  
  • “Uneasy Reflections: Renaissance Images of Venice and Tenochtitlan.” Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics 49/50 (2006): 80-91.
  • Et in Arcadia Ego: Humanism and the Book in Renaissance Venice. Amherst: Amherst College Library, 1999.


    2002-2009 Ph.D., Harvard University, Department of History of Art and Architecture

    M.A., Harvard University, Department of History of Art and Architecture. Qualifying Paper: The Flesh Made Word: Body as Metaphor in the Funeral of Michelangelo Buonarroti and the Florentine Academy

    2005 Adjunct Professor, Simmons College

    2004 Teaching Fellow, Harvard University

    2001-2002 Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

    2000-2001 Fulbright Scholar, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

    1995-1999 B.A., Amherst College, English and French Literature

    1998 Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7


    2012-2013 Habilitation Fellowship, Forschungskredit, Universität Zürich

    2010-2011 Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut Postdoctoral Fellowship

    2008-2009 Harvard University Dissertation Completion Fellowship

    2007-2008 Harvard University Term-Time Grant

    2006 Villa I Tatti Readership in Renaissance Studies

    2006 Delmas Foundation Grant

    2005-2006 Charles Eliot Norton Fellowship for Dissertation Research

    2005 Venice International University, Summer Fellowship

    2001-2002 Fulbright Scholarship

    1999-2000 Thomas J. Watson Traveling Fellowship

    1999 Phi Beta Kappa

    1999 Obed Finch Singerland Memorial Prize

    1998 MacArthur-Leithauser Travel Award

    1996 Corbin Prize for English Literature

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