Hanne Graversen


Hanne Graversen is a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation “Interchanges: Construction of the U.S. Interstate Highway System and Artistic Practice, 1956-1984” examines how the transforming landscape of the Interstate became both a medium and an object of inquiry for artists in the period (advisors Rebecca Zorach and Christine Mehring).

Currently, she is the 2018-19 Curatorial Research Fellow in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago, as part of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Chicago Objects Study Initiative, where she is working with Harold and Margot Schiff Associate Curator Alison Fisher on an upcoming exhibition on the urban design legacy of the Bauhaus in Chicago.

In 2017-18, she was a Graduate Fellow of the Mellon Sawyer Seminar in Urban Art and Urban Form at the University of Chicago, co-organizing three symposia with professors Bill Brown and Jessica Stockholder, inviting speakers such as architect Rahul Mehrotra and artist Amanda Williams to join the discussion on art, architecture, and landscape.

She was also a fellow of the cross-disciplinary consortium, Field Trip | Field Notes | Field Guide, exploring the 2017-18 theme of “Shared Ecologies” through a series of field trips with graduate fellows from Northwestern, UIC, SAIC, and the University of Chicago.

Her work has also been generously supported by the Getty Research Institute and the Schiff Foundation Fellowship for Critical Architectural Writing.