Christa-Maria Lerm-Hayes

Prof.Dr. C.-M. Lerm Hayes (1967) is an art historian and curator currently working as a Modern and Contemporary Art History Professor at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on social art practices, word and image studies, visual legacies of writers (such as James Joyce), performance, the historiography of art and curation. Rooted in Joseph Beuys studies, she is interested in performance, post-War art histories and art research. Her books include ‘W.G. Sebald’s Artistic Legacies: Memory, Word and Image’ (co-ed., AUP 2023); ‘Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland: Word, Image and Institutional Critique’ (ed., Valiz 2017); ‘Post-War Germany and ‘Objective Chance’: W.G. Sebald, Joseph Beuys and Tacita Dean’ (Steidl 2011); and ‘Joyce in Art’ (Lilliput 2004). She has curated internationally.


>Practitheorising Counterinstitutions
>Constructing and Deconstructing (Major) Institutions
>Art Activism