Natalie Dupêcher studies twentieth-century art in Western Europe and the United States, with a specialization in the historical avant-garde and Surrealism. She is currently based in Paris, where she is conducting research for her dissertation on the art and writing of German-born artist Hans Bellmer, with the support of Donald and Mary Hyde Academic-Year Fellowship for Research Abroad in the Humanities. Related research interests include: the relationships between visual arts and literature, especially artist writings and the role of “illustration”; temporality and modes of marking non-synchronous time; notions of belatedness; psychology and psychoanalysis; and the language of abstraction.
Natalie received her M.A. from Princeton in 2015. She also holds an M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art (2013), where her thesis considered parody and authorship in the late work of Martin Kippenberger; and a B.A. from New York University. She was the 2015-16 Museum Research Consortium Fellow in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Since arriving at Princeton, she has worked as a Graduate Fellow at the Princeton Writing Program and twice participated in the Museum Research Consortium Study Sessions at MoMA. Her academic work has also been supported by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Translator. “Politics for the White Cube: The Italian Way,” by Patricia Falguières. Grey Room 64 (Summer 2016): 6-39.
“‘Like Clocks’: Keeping Time and Tracing Space in Cy Twombly’s Morocco Paintings.” Oxford Art Journal 39, no. 1 (March 2016): 19-33.