Dr Victoria Anne Wynne-Jones

Phd, MA (First Class Honours), PG Dip (with Distinction) and Grad. Dip. in Art History; BA Honours (First Class) in Philosophy at the University of Auckland. BA (French and Philosophy), Victoria University, Wellington.


Victoria Wynne-Jones is an Auckland-based art historian, curator and writer. She recently completed her doctoral thesis, titled “Unfolding Relations: Intersubjectivity Choreographed in Contemporary Art,” at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She now lectures in the disciplinary areas of Art History, Fine Arts and Dance Studies. Her research focuses on the intersections between dance studies and performance art as well as curatorial practice, feminisms, contemporary art theory and philosophy. 

Research | Current

Victoria's research involves exploring several fields in art historical reserach:

  • performance art
  • contemporary art theory
  • curatorial practice
  • feminisms
  • contemporary New Zealand art
  • intersections between dance studies and art history

Teaching | Current

Papers taught include: MBCHB 311 Art History: Challenging Norms: Bodies in Contemporary Art (2018, 2017, ARTHIST 246/346: Special Topic: The Body in Contemporary Art (2016) and ARTHIST 248/348: Special Topic: Performance art (2013). Provided assistance in the teaching of: ARTHIST204/304 Ways of Seeing Contemporary Art (2018), ARTHIST231/331 Framing the Viewer: 20th Century Art (2017, 2011), ARTHIST 734 Art Writing and Curatorial Practice (2013, 2012), ARTHIST115 Global Art Histories (2017, 2016), DANCE121: Dance Technique (2017) and DANCE107: Dance History and Contexts (2017). 


Professor Charmian O'Connor Post-Doctoral Research Award (2017-2018)

University of Auckland, School of Humanities Research Fund (2015)

University of Auckland, Faculty of Arts Doctoral Research Fund (2015)

University of Auckland, Doctoral Scholarship (2013)

University of Auckland, Faculty of Arts Masters Thesis Scholarship (2011)

Peggy Guggenheim Internship, Venice, Italy (2010-2011)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Wynne-Jones, V. (2017). Wine and swish: Rebecca Ann Hobbs’ dancevideos in the mall. Performance Paradigm, 13, 148-162. Related URL.
  • Wynne-Jones, V. A. (2017). Unfolding Relations: intersubjectivity choreographed in contemporary art The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
  • Wynne-Jones, V. (2015). I would rather be the worst at something than the best: Athleticism and masculinity in contemporary New Zealand art. Drain Magazine, 12 (1). Related URL.

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 3, Room 310
New Zealand

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