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Jadwiga Kamola, M.A.

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Jadwiga Kamola, M.A.


Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies
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69115 Heidelberg


Über Jadwiga Kamola

Jadwiga Kamola studied History of Art and English at the universities in Freiburg, Dublin and Berlin and received her M.A. in History of Art at the Freie Universität in 2010. Her scholarly interests range from images of illness, materiality (paint and flesh), simulacra, the interface of art and medicine, the relationship between painting and photography, seeing and knowing. With her research she wants to identify the strategies (cultural, political or aesthetic) behind deformities in art and analyse how they inform cognition. 

This interest culminated in her PhD project "Lam Qua's Portraits of Patients. Approaches towards a Global Negative Aesthetics in the Nineteenth Century", which investigates a series of Chinese tumour patients shown in the format of the classical portrait and locates them within a global spectrum of medical oil portraits and medical atlases. The overall aim of the disseration is to arrive at a draft of a Negative Aesthetics with the focus on the simulacrum as both a visual strategy and a creative process.

Ausgewählte Publikationen

Kamola, Jadwiga: "Zu Francis Bacon und der Haut in der Malerei: Die Van-Gogh-Serie". VDG-Verlag. 2011 (e-book: