Zhong Mengual

The Inhabiting the Landscape Chair - where art meets the living world

Estelle Zhong Mengual is the holder of this chair.

Estelle Zhong Mengual is an art historian. She holds a PhD from Sciences Po Paris and teaches in the Master of Experimentation in Art and Politics (SPEAP), created by Bruno Latour, at Sciences Po Paris. Her current research focuses on the relationship that art, past and present, has with the living world. In particular, she is working on the elaboration of an environmental history of art, which proposes a new regime of attention to the representation of the living world in art, using the tools of environmental humanities and the most contemporary natural sciences. She is the author of numerous books, including Apprendre à voir. Le point de vue du vivant (Actes Sud, 2021), EcoloObs prize for the best essay in environmental thought of the year 2021, and Peindre au corps à corps. Flowers and Georgia O'Keeffe (Actes Sud, 2022).


Depuis 2019 :
Chaire Habiter le paysage – l’art à la rencontre du vivant