Mechtild Widrich is Professor in the Art History, Theory and Criticism Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She researches art in public space, in particular monuments and monument activism, performative and participatory practices, and the theory of the public sphere. She is currently a member of the expert committee developing the recontextualization of the statue of antisemitic mayor Karl Lueger in Vienna.

Performative Monuments (2014)
Monumental Cares (2023)
Future Anterior, special issue Ex Situ: On Moving Monuments (2020)
Participation in Art and Architecture (2015, paperback 2022)
Krzysztof Wodiczko’s City of Refuge: A 9/11 Memorial (2009)

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