Ina Blom is Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas at the University of Oslo and Wigeland Visiting Professor at the Dept. of Art History, University of Chicago. Her fields of research are modernism/avant-garde studies and contemporary art with a particular focus on media aesthetics and the relationship between art, technology, media, and politics. She is the co-founder and participant researcher at the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities. In the past she has directed the NFR supported research project The Archive in Motion (2011-2015) in collaboration with media- and film scholars and has also taken part in the NFR-supported projects Media Aesthetics (2004-2008) and Aesthetics at Work (2003-2007).
She is a member of the international editorial boards of Art History, Journals of the Association of Art Historians (Wiley) and Konsthistorisk Tidsskrift (Routledge) and was previously an editor at the cultural and political journal Samtiden and the art journal NU. A former music critic and DJ, she has published extensively as an art critic and is a frequent contributor to Artforum, Afterall, Parkett, and Texte zur Kunst. She has also contributed essays to numerous exhibitions catalogues for museums and art institutions around the world.