Ann-Cathrin Drews (Hamburg, Germany) works in the fields of Art History, Theory and Aesthetics. Her writing and research focusses on modern and contemporary art and aesthetics, often exploring the intersections with psychoanalysis and post-structuralism.
Currently, Ann-Cathrin Drews writes her PhD on Foucault, Art and Aesthetics at the Humboldt-University in Berlin. Current research topics and book projects include, for example, Gilles Deleuze‘ and Michel Foucault’s aesthetic and political conceptions of the „bodily“ (as continuation of a conference organised in 2013) or the French post-war painters Figuration narrative. Besides she works for the rédaction of the French-German online journal Revue Regards Croisés which publishes book reviews and thematic dossiers on art history and aesthetics.
Her final paper for the Magister in Art History/Theory, Philosophy and Curatorial Practice (University of Art and Design, Karlsruhe/ HfG Karlsruhe) dealt with subjectivity and aesthetics in the late Michel Foucault and Jacques Lacan. She also completed a BA in Art History (Goldsmiths, University of London) with a paper on Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Lacan and the Neo-Baroque in Contemporary Art, and took part in a Curating Contemporary Art Programme (Royal College of Art, London).