Institute of Art History, University of Innsbruck
|Project Name||South Asia in Central Europe|
|Field of research||art history|
|Keywords||Modernist studies, Postcolonial Studies, Left Studies, Socialist Studies, Global Modernism|
Simone Wille is an art historian, based in Vienna. From 2016 to 2021 she directed the research project Patterns of Trans-regional Trails. The materiality of Art Works and Their Place in the Modern Era. Bombay, Paris, Prague, Lahore, ca. 1920s to early 1950s (P29536-G26) and from 2021 to 2025 she directs the research project South Asia in Central Europe. The Mobility of Artists and Art Works between 1947 and 1989 (V 880-G), both fully funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF. Wille is affiliated with the University of Innsbruck where she regularly lectures on transnational developments of 19th and 20th century modernist art.
Her publications include her book Modern Art in Pakistan. History, Tradition, Place. New Delhi: Routledge, 2015 and the edited volume André Lhote and His International Students, Zeynep Kuban, Simone Wille (eds.), Innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press, 2020