Daniela P. Montelongo

Thesis Title

‘A Modest and Hidden Complexity’: Landscape Photography During and After Apartheid


Dr. Catherine Soussloff (primary), Dr. Ignacio Adriasola, Dr. Nuno Porto

Research Area

Indigenous Northwest Coast Art, performance, critique of colonialism

Daniela holds a BA in Political Science from the Institut de Sciences Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), an MA in Art History from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her doctoral research continues with the work undertaken for her Masters thesis: “Symbolic Big Houses: a Performative Indigenization of the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia and the Royal British Columbia Museum”. She is interested in contemporary and historical indigenous Northwest Coast Art, and more specifically, the politics around the entanglement of embodied enactments of culture and material culture. Her interest in performance is informed by postcolonial theory and institutional critique, as well as a contemporary indigenous politics and critique of colonialism.