Adela Kim

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Adela Kim studies modern and contemporary art. Her research interests include the relationship between art and bureaucracy; collective social practices and forms of contracts in art; and the theory of reification. Prior to Yale, she was the Dumbarton Oaks Humanities Fellow at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., where she worked on “The New Woman Behind the Camera” exhibition. In 2016-2017, she was a Fulbright Research Fellow at the Freie Universität zu Berlin in Germany. Her professional experiences include work at the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum für Gegenwart, and documenta 14. Adela holds an A.B. (2016) in History of Art with Highest Honors from Harvard College, where she was awarded the Matthew Abramson Prize for Best Thesis in History of Art.