Fiona Johnstone (she/her)

Fiona Johnstone is an art historian with a particular interest in the relationship between visual culture and the medical humanities. She has been an Associate Editor with The Polyphony since the site launched in October 2018, and was Editor in Chief from 2019 to 2020.

Fiona was PI of the Wellcome-funded project “Thinking Through Things” (October 2019 to March 2021) which engaged with and expanded the visual and material turn in the medical humanities.

She is the author of AIDS & Representation: Portraits and Self-Portraits during the AIDS Crisis in America (Bloomsbury, forthcoming), and editor of the collected volume Anti-Portraiture: Challenging the Limits of the Portrait (Bloomsbury, 2020). Fiona co-curated the 2017 exhibition Mr A Moves in Mysterious Ways: Selected Artists from the Adamson Collection. She lectures in the History and Theory of Photography at Middlesex University.

Fiona is particularly interested in discussing ideas for articles that relates to art and photography, visual and material culture, and curating: this might include reviews of exhibitions, events, or new publications; provocations or position pieces; or something more creative! She is also interested in articles that address pedagogic aspects of Medical Humanities, especially in relation to artistic practice.

See what Fiona has been posting on The Polyphony here.