Sebastian De Line
Sebastian De Line is a queer, trans artist and scholar of Haudenosaunee-Métis-Asian descent. He holds a B.F.A. (Autonomous Fine Art) from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, an M.A. (Art Praxis, cum laude) from the Dutch Art Institute, and currently a Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University (situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory). His/their dissertation, “Postmortem Economies in Art: The Necropolitics of Value in Indigenized & Racialized Production”, investigates the manufacturing of economies which instill objects into museum collections produced by systems of colonial property production that generate value through a necropolitical capitalization upon states of unliving.
Other writing can be found in Open! Platform for Art, Culture & the Public Domain, Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue, and bauhaus imaginista.
As well as guest tutoring at the DAI, Sebastian is a member of the admissions committee.