Juliane Debeusscher

Juliane Debeusscher is a PhD candidate at the University of Barcelona under the supervision of Paula Barreiro López and Jonathan Harris, with a doctoral fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitivity associated with the Research Group Descentralized Modernities. Her research addresses Central European unofficial culture between 1970 and 1989, through the lens of exhibition practices and networks of artistic collaboration which contributed to their public visibility beyond the Socialist bloc.

She holds a Degree in Art History and Curatorial Studies (Université Montpellier 3 and Université Rennes 2, France, 2004) and a MA in History and Critique of the Arts (Université Rennes 2, 2006). She was a participant in the Independent Studies Programme (PEI) at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA) (2008-2009).

In 2010, she was granted by the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP, Francia) for a research project centred on two cases of censored exhibitions in Hungary during the 1980s. She has published essays, articles and interviews about artistic production in Eastern Europe (focusing most particularly on the Hungarian and Yugoslav contexts) in magazines such as Afterall, ArtMargins online and Springerin, as well as in edited books and exhibition catalogues.


J. Debeusscher, “Mediating Alternative Culture: Two Controversial Exhibitions in 1980s Hungary”, in Media and the Cold War, 1975-1990, Berghahn Books, 2017 (forthcoming).

J. Debeusscher, “Some perspectives on dislocation. NSK Folk Art, Culture, and the Nation”, in NSK Folk Art, London: Calvert 22 Foundation, 2012, 24-30.

J. Debeusscher, “Information Crossings. On the case of The Fighting City”, in Afterall, n°31, October 2012, 72-83.

J. Debeusscher, “Retroavantgarde – Vertiginous forms of representation”, in Suzana Milevska (ed.), The Renaming Machine, Ljubljana : PARASITE Institute, 2010, 186-194.

Significant Publications