Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei is a philologist and publisher at independent open-access publisher punctum books, where he also manages Dotawo, the imprint of the Union for Nubian Studies. At home he directs project bureau for the arts and humanities The Department of Eagles, organizing cultural projects in Tirana, Albania. He is also editor of the New World Summit.
His recent publications include Cross-Examinations (Gent: MER. Paper Kunsthalle, 2015), and the edited volumes Going Postcard: The Letter(s) of Jacques Derrida (Earth: punctum books, 2017) and Allegory of the Cave Painting (Milan: Mousse, 2015; with Mihnea Mircan).
As a translator, Van Gerven Oei works mostly with anonymous Medieval Nubian scribes and more recent authors such as Jean Daive, Hervé Guibert, Dick Raaijmakers, Avital Ronell, and Nachoem M. Wijnberg. His work has appeared in ArtPapers, Polish Archeology in the Mediterranean, postmedieval, Theory & Event, and tripwire, among other venues.
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