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Hannelore Van den Abeele

MBA Vlerick Business School, University Ghent (1994), Masters Art History (1989), University Ghent, Masters Educational Sciences (1986), University Leuven
Currently Lecturer at LUCA School of Arts, Campus Sint Lucas Visual Arts, Ghent

Room: B22 (South Building)
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8467750

Current Status: Writing up
Year of Registration: 2012
Expected Completion Date: /09/2018

Primary Funding Source:
no funding

Research Topic:
Artistic Careers

Research Details:
My doctoral research is about careers and how that what people produce in their careers affects the career path. Creative careers are understood as a sequence of artistic and creative achievements regarded and rewarded by others (Eikhof, 2013; Jones, 1996, 2010; McLeod, O'Donohoe, & Townley, 2011). Artistic careers for instance unfold through artistic production that is incorporated in an artwork. Although it is common sense that what people make affects their careers, the products people make or the material production has been neglected in career studies. We do not well understand how material production as an output of careers affect careers. Hence the research question of my doctoral research How does material production affects the career path? The setting in which I try to find answer is the field of arts. So the research question becomes How artistic production affects the career path of an artist.
The empirical investigation is conducted with the help of a methodology drawing on principles of ANT. I followed or shadowed artworks on their traject from the artist’s studio where it was made towards a museum collection and looked at the associations and the translations that were made along that traject.
CurrentTeaching: Lecturer LUCA School of Arts, Ghent (Belgium)

Research Supervisor/s: Laurie Cohen and Sareh Pouryousefi

Division: Management

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