Patricia Allmer is ECA Director of Research. She is a leading scholar of surrealism. Her books include Lee Miller: Photography, Surrealism, and Beyond (MUP, 2016), René Magritte: Beyond Painting (MUP, 2009), and a biography, René Magritte (Reaktion Press, 2019); and the edited volume Intersections: Women Artists/Surrealism/Modernism (MUP, 2016). She curated 4 saints in 3 acts: A Snapshot of the American Avant-Garde (2017; Manchester University Press) and Taking Shots: The Photography of William S. Burroughs (2014; Prestel), both at The Photographers’ Gallery, and the groundbreaking Angels of Anarchy: Women Artists and Surrealism (Manchester Art Gallery, 2009; Prestel). She has lectured at London’s Freud Museum (2016), The Hepworth (2018), and Princeton University (2018), and was the guest speaker for the 2017-18 Chaire Internationale Émile Bernheim programme in Brussels.
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