Joséphine Vandekerckhove is a PhD candidate (Fellow of the Research Foundation - Flanders) at the Department of Art History, Musicology and Theatre Studies of Ghent University and the Department of Culture and Civilizations of the University of Verona.
She holds a BA in Art History with a Minor in Philosophy from Ghent University and the Sapienza University of Rome (2014). After obtaining her MA (with great distinction) in Art History at Ghent University (2016), she studied Curatorial Studies at KASK School of Arts in Ghent. Her current work focuses on mid-century art documentaries made in Belgium and Italy. Her other research interests include film’s relation to the other visual arts, the historiography of art history, nineteenth and twentieth-century art, and women and the visual arts.
Her work has been published in Simiolus: Netherlands Quarterly for the History of Art, Source: Notes in the History of Art, De Witte Raaf, deBuren magazine and several edited volumes. She curated exhibitions and film programs for, among others, KASKCinema and VANDENHOVE – Centre for Architecture and Art in Ghent. In addition, she is a member of the Brussels based feminist writers collective Hyster-x and an editor of Rekto:Verso magazine.