|Born||April 16, 1952|
Constantine, French Algeria
|Education||Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes|
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
Bois received an M.A. from the École Pratique des Hautes Études in 1973 for his work on El Lissitzky's typography, and a Ph.D. from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in 1977 for his work on Lissitzky's and Malevich's conceptions of space. Both of his degrees were supervised under Roland Barthes.
Bois is a professor at the European Graduate School and at the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, in the chair inaugurated by Erwin Panofsky. Previously, he served on the faculty at Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.
- "Whose Formalism?" Art Bulletin, Mar. 1996 European Graduate School
- Review of Tony Smith retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Artforum, Nov. 1998
- Review of "Supports/Surfaces" exhibition at the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Artforum, Dec. 1998
- Bois and Linda Nochlin discuss the Matisse and Picasso exhibition, Artforum, Feb. 1999
- Review of Barnett Newman retrospective, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Artforum, Mar. 2002
- "The Mourning After," panel discussion on painting, Artforum, Mar. 2003
- On Fred Sandback, Artforum, Oct. 2003