Brandon Eng

PhD Candidate

Areas of interest: 20th century American Art including art and economics, labor history, public art, performance, and post-war architecture and urban planning.

Brandon Eng entered the PhD program in 2017. His dissertation “Art and Fiscal Crisis Ideology in New York City c. 1969-1989” examines the art of the 1970s and 1980s in relation to the economic-political regime of austerity imposed during this period. The project foregrounds connections between cultural production and the period’s dramatic re-alignments in spatial, political, economic, and social relations. In 2021-2022 he will be the Mellon-Marron Museum Research Consortium Fellow in the Department of Media and Performance at the Museum of Modern Art, and will travel to South America with support from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts.