2019 ENCATC Research Award Finalist

Doctoral Thesis: The Creation of a Public Sphere through a Network of Art Publics in Bogotá” obtained from the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland.

Annatina Aerne has earned a PhD in Organization and Culture from the University of St.Gallen (Switzerland) early in 2019. Her dissertation analyzes the effect of cultural policies on the cooperation of art organizations in Bogotá, Colombia and was awarded the prize for the best Swiss Dissertation on the Latin American region. Previously, she earned dual degrees in economics and political science from the University of St.Gallen and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University, Boston, US).

Her dissertation investigates how cultural policies stimulate cooperation among museums, galleries, independent art spaces and foundations in Bogotá, between 2011 and 2015. The thesis relies on 36 expert interviews and survey data from 93 art organizations, allowing to specify the factors promoting cooperation.

Annatina Aerne continues as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of St.Gallen and serves as a member of the University’s art committee.