Daniel Zamani

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Daniel Zamani received his PhD in History of Art from the University of Cambridge. Funded by a Doctoral Award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council together with a Trinity College Graduate Studentship, his thesis discussed the role of medieval tropes within the gradual ‘occultation’ of the surrealist movement, focusing on the work of André Breton. At the Department of History of Art, Dan was also highly active in teaching, supervising courses on medieval art, art theory and criticism and Dada and Surrealism, as well as spearheading two major international conferences on the relationship between art and esotericism. He has written several essays for the International Encyclopedia of Surrealism (Bloomsbury, 2018), is a co-editor of the anthology Surrealism, Occultism and Politics: In Search of the Marvellous (Routledge, 2017) and a regular contributor to the Allgemeines Künstler-Lexikon, including entries on Winifred Nicholson, Samuel Palmer and Glyn Warren Philpot. In January 2015, Dan was appointed Assistant Curator of Modern Art at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, where he currently co-curates a major show on the artistic dialogue between Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse.