Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut: Ph.D., History of Art, 1992
Yale University, M.A., Slavic Languages and Literatures, 1982
University of California, Los Angeles: B.A., Slavic Languages and Literatures, 1979. Honors Program. Phi Beta Kappa
Leningrad State University, Leningrad, USSR: Summer and Fall Semester Language Programs, 1976, 1978-9, Russian Language Institute
2007 (spring) Visiting Associate Professor, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
2005-Present Associate Professor, Rutgers University, Department of Art History
1999-2004 Assistant Professor, Rutgers University, Department of Art History
1993-1999 Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, Department of Art History and Archaeology
1992-93 Visiting Assistant Professor, Vassar College, Department of Art
1991 (Spring Semester) Acting Instructor, Yale University, Department of the History of Art: Soviet Art from the Revolution through the First Five Year Plan
1983-6 Teaching Fellow, Yale University, Department of the History of Art (Professors Robert.L. Herbert, Vincent Scully, Ann Gibson, Celeste Brusati)
MUSEUM AND RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS
1999-present The Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Soviet Nonconformist Art, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University: curatorial research, exhibition and publication responsibilities. Administration and supervision of Dodge graduate student fellowships, visiting scholar grants.
1989-92 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Project Associate Curator. With Director and Deputy Director organized exhibition and published catalogue, The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde, 1915-32; member of selection committee. Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; State Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow.
1988 Research Assistant to Professor Harold Bloom. Assisted in the research and selection of articles for Isaac Babel (Anthology of Literary Criticism) edited with introductions by Harold Bloom (New York: Chelsea House Publications, 1988).
1982-4 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Research Assistant (1983-84) to Curator, Vivian Endicott Barnett: Kandinsky: Catalogue Raisonné (works on paper and supplement to paintings). 1981-2, Assistant to Research Curators, Angelica Zander Rudenstine and Lucy Flint: Catalogue Raisonné and Handbook of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. Contributed translations and research to the exhibition catalogue, Kandinsky: The Russian and Bauhaus Years by Clark Poling.
AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS
2007 The Dedalus Foundation: The Robert Motherwell Award for a book on modernism
2004 Office for Research and Sponsored Programs, Rutgers University. Publication Subvention for Russian Modernism Between East and West
2004 Millard Meiss (CAA) Publication Subvention for Russian Modernism Between East and West (Cambridge University Press)
2002-4 International Partnership for American Museums (with Savitsky Art Museum, Nukus, Karakalpakistan)
1998 Graham Foundation for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (for Symposium in 3 (above)
1997-98 The Institute for Advanced Study, Mellon Fellowship—Princeton
1997 The Kennan Institute (Woodrow Wilson Center) Short Term Grant
1997 International Research Exchange Board, Short Term Travel Grant
1996 University of Maryland, Graduate Research Board, Materials Support Grant
1993-6 Social Science Research Council, Post-Doctoral Fellowship (3 summers and 1 semester sabbatical research funding)
1991/92 International Partnership for American Museums (with State Russian Museum, Leningrad)
1987-88 Samuel H. Kress Dissertation Fellowship, Yale University
1984-87 Fulbright-Hays, International Research Exchange Board
1983-4; 1981-82 NDEA, Title VI Grant
1982-3; 1980-81 Yale University Fellowship
1980 Regents of the University of California Fellowship
Books and Catalogues (Single author)
Russian Modernism between East and West: Natal’ia Goncharova and the Moscow Avant-Garde, 1905-1914. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006 (343 pp.; 174 b/w illustrations; 16 color plates). Awarded the Robert Motherwell Prize by the Dedalus Foundation, 2007.
Evgenii Mikhnov-Voitenko: Selections from the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union. Exhibition Catalogue, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, 2001. 17 pp.
New Acquisitions from Central Asia: Selections from the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union. Exhibition Catalogue, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, 2001. 24 pp.
Realities and Utopias: Abstract Painting in the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union. Exhibition Catalogue, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, 2000. 32 pp.
Books, catalogues, journals (edited)
Zimmerli Journal, Vol. 5 (December 2007-08; published November 2010). 5-132.
Zimmerli Journal, Vol. 1, Part 1 (September 2003). 5-80.
Books, Catalogues co-authored or edited
Painting for the Grave: The Early Work of Boris Sveshnikov, ed. with Norton T. Dodge. Exhibition Catalogue, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick: The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, 2008.112 pp.
The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde, 1915-32, ed. with Michael Govan. Exhibition Catalogue, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1992. 732 pp; 733 color plates.
Chapters in Books, Articles
“Sources of Life: Ready-made Reliquaries.” Book chapter in Byzantium and Modernism. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press (forthcoming, 2013).
“Malevich/Makarevich: Abstraktsiia i ironiia.” Bespredmetnost’ i abstraktsia: formirovanie iazyka. Georgii Kovalenko, ed. (Moscow: Russian Academy of Sciences, forthcoming, 2013). 25 pp. (ms).
“The Revolutionary Art of Natalia Goncharova and Mikhail Larionov.” The Russian Avant-Garde and Radical Modernism: An Introductory Reader (Cultural Syllabus). Dennis G. Ioffe & Frederick H. White, eds. Brighton MA: Academic Studies Press. (forthcoming, 2012).
“Natalia Gontcharova, Michel Larionov et les limites du cubisme.” Marc Chagall et l’avant-garde russe. Exhibition Catalogue, Angela Lampe, ed. Paris: Musée national d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, 2011, 74-79.
“Inside the Gap: Art of the Georgian Diaspora (New York, London, Düsseldorf).” Born in Georgia. Exhibition Catalogue, Jan Hein Sassen, ed. The Cobra Museum, Amsterdam, 2009, 17-27.
“Makarevich/Elagina and New Histories of Russian Modernism.” Makarevich and Elagina: Mushrooms of the Avant-Garde. Nadim Julien Samman, ed. London: [Art]iculate Art Fund, 2008, 25-31.
“The Personal and Public Spaces of Dvizhenie (the Movement Group).” Cold War Modern. Exhibition Catalogue, David Crowley and Jane Pavitt, eds. London: The Victoria and Albert Museum, 2008, 234-41.
“After Malevich: Variations on the Return to the Black Square.” Picturing Russia: Explorations in Visual Culture. Joan Neuberger and Valerie Kivelson, eds.New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2008, 233-38.
“Abstract Expressionism as a Model of Contemporary Art in the Soviet Union.” Abstract Expressionism: An International Language. Joan Marter, ed. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2007, 82-98.
“Beyond Orientalism: Russian and Soviet Modernism on the Periphery of Empire.” Russia and the West. Rosalind Blakesley and Susan Reid, eds. Evanston: Northern Illinois University Press, 2006, 112-133.
“In and Around Dvizhenie (The Movement Group).” Zimmerli Journal. Vol. 4, Part 1 (2006): 76-87.
“Allusive Form: Painting as Idea.” Zimmerli Journal. Vol. 2, Part 1 (2004): 76-85.
“Identity and Resistance: Abstract Painting After the Thaw.” Zimmerli Journal. Vol. 1, Part 1 (September, 2003): 6-19.
“K probleme bezobraznogo v tvorchestve Natalii Goncharovoi.” N. Goncharova M. Larionov, G. Kovalenko, ed. Moscow: Nauka, 2001, 43-54.
"Natalia Goncharova: Lives of the Artist." Amazons of the Russian Avant-Garde. John E. Bowlt and Matthew Drutt, eds. Exhibition Catalogue, Deutsche Guggenheim Museum (Berlin, 1999), 155-83; Republished by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, in English, Italian, and Russian editions. Republished as the sole essay in Natalia Goncharova: A Pioneer of the Russian Avant-Garde. Exhibition Catalogue, Tel Aviv Art Museum, Tel Aviv, 2000.
"The Russian Avant-Garde and Its Audience: Moscow 1913." Modernism/Modernity. Vol. 6, no. 3 (September 1999): 91-116.
"Becoming Avant-Garde: Audience Provocation from the 'Donkey's Tail' Exhibition to the 'Target' Debate (Moscow 1912-13)." Biuletyn Historii Sztuki. Polska Akademiia Nauk. Vol. LX, no. 1-2 (1998): 149-168.
"Contemporary Russian Art and the Newly Historical Russian Avant-Garde." Russian Constructivist Roots: Present Concerns. Exhibition Catalogue, University of Maryland Art Gallery (College Park, 1997), 14-17.
"L'Exercice de la répétition: les cycles et les compositions sérielles de Nathalie Gontcharova de 1907-11." Nathalie Gontcharova et Michel Larionov dans la collection du Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou. Jessica Boissel, ed. Catalogue de l'exposition (Paris, 1995), 178-187. Republished in Italian translation as “L’esercizio della ripetizione: cicli e le composizioni seriali di Natalija Goncarova dal 1907-al 1911,” Natalija Goncarova e Mikhail Larionov. Milano: Fondazione Antonio Mazzotta, 1996, 21-31.
"Redrawing the Margins of Russian Vangard Art: Natalia Goncharova's Trial for Pornography in 1910." Sexuality and the Body in Russian Culture. Jane Costlow, Stephanie Sandler, Judith Vowles, eds. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1993, 1997, 97-123.
"The Critical Reception of the '0.10' Exhibition: Malevich and Benua." The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde, 1915-32. Exhibition Catalogue, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1992, 38-52. Also published in German, Dutch, and Russian translations in the exhibition catalogues of the Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and the State Tret’iakov Gallery, Moscow.
"Sounds, Noises and Smells: Sensory Experience in Futurist Art." The Futurist Imagination: Word + Image. Anne Coffin Hanson, ed. Exhibition Catalogue, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 1983, 16-29.
* Essays and other contributions
“A Kiss to Matisse: Strategies for Histories of Modernism in Central Asia. Uzbekistan in the 1920s; Kazakhstan in the 1980s-90s.” Conférence International des Historiens d’Art, Collected Lectures. Melbourne, Australia, 2009. 905-909.
Biography of Natalia Goncharova, in The Encyclopaedia of Russian History. James R. Millar, editor in chief. New York and London: MacMillan Reference, 2004, 575-6.
“The Cherkashin’s Museum Metropolitan.” Valeryi and Natasha Cherkashin. St. Petersburg: State Russian Museum, 2002, 4 pp. not paginated.
Interview with Zitta Sultanbaeva. Novoe Pokolenie. Almaty, Kazakhstan (September 15, 2000). 1 p. not paginated.
"Sofiya Dymshits-Tolstaya." Dictionary of Russian Women Artists. Delia Gaze, ed. (London: Fitzroy Dearbourne, 1997), 481-483.
Review Essay of Modern Art: Practices and Debates, 4 volumes. New Haven: Yale University Press and the Open University, 1993. Art Bulletin (September 1995): 502-06.
Images of Aleksei Remizov. Greta Slobin, ed. Exhibition Catalogue, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, (Amherst, 1985). Research and material analysis; checklist.
Projects in progress
Author: Another Art: Histories of Abstract Painting after the Thaw. (Book project).
Curator: Stories about Ourselves: Moscow Conceptual Art in the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union. Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University (2008-11; postponed from 2012).
LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES, SYMPOSIA (selected)
2012 (November), New Orleans, LA. Association of Slavic, East-European and Eurasian Studies Conference. “Crossing Borders: New Geographic and Aesthetic Terrain in Russian Painting, 1830-1930s.” Panel Chair.
2012 (September), Cambridge, UK, Cambridge and Courtauld Association for Research in Russian Studies. “Design as Decoy? Alternatives to Abstract Painting in the 1960s, Moscow and Leningrad.” Invited lecture given at conference in honor of Catherine Cooke.
2012 (April) New Haven, CT. Yale University, Department of Art History, Byzantium and Modernism Conference: “’Sources of Life’: Reviving the Reliquary in Unofficial Art after the Thaw.” Invited lecture.
2011 (November) London, UK, Sothebys’ Institute, “Norton T. Dodge and Collecting Soviet Unofficial Art through History.” Invited lecture.
2011 (November) Washington, D.C., Association for Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies. “Intergenerational Dialogues in Unofficial Art: Resituating Abstract Painting after The Thaw.” Refereed lecture on panel “Exploring Russian Conceptualism: Artistic Authorities from Stalin to Skersis.”
2011 (March) New Haven, CT. Yale University. Symposium on Russian Art, 1770-1920. Discussant.
2010 (November) Los Angeles, CA. Association for Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies. “From Romance to Reality: Russian Conceptual Art.” Panel Discussant.
2010 (October) College Park, Md. “White Painting/Open Painting” and the Visual Field of Moscow Conceptualism. Invited lecture, Art History Graduate Student Association, Department of Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland, College Park.
2010 (March) Paris, France, The Louvre. “La Metaphysique/ironie dans l’art non-officiel d’après guerre.” Invited lecture at conference “L’Invention de l’idée de la Sainte Russie”
2010 (February) Austin, TX, University of Texas. “The Defense of Abstract Art in Moscow after the Thaw.” Invited lecture at Institute for Historical Studies. (Postponed owing to weather conditions)
2009 (November) Boston. American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. “The Visual Field of Moscow Conceptualism (Abstract Painting).” Refereed lecture on panel “Moscow Conceptualism.” Chair of panel on Mayakovsky. Discussant on panel, “Biography and National Identity in Russian Art.”
2009 (November) Boston, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. Discussant on panel, “Biography and National Identity in Russian Art.”
2009 (October) New Brunswick, NJ. “Parallel Play: The Painted Image in Moscow Conceptualist Art” Department of Art History, Rutgers University.
2009 (May) Boston, Boston University. “Décor and the Decorative in the Art of Natalia Goncharova”. Invited lecture for Centennial Conference on Diagiliev’s Ballets Russes.
2009 (February) Los Angeles, The Getty Research Center. “From Grids to Games: Cultures of Copying in the Decorative Art of Natalia Goncharova.” Invited lecture at symposium, “Art of the Russian Avant-Garde Book.”
2008 (November) Philadelphia, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. Discussant on panel “Choreography in Context; Socialist Realism and the Soviet Ballet.”
2008 (March) Amherst College, “Natalia Goncharova and the Post-Orientalist Avant-Garde. Invited lecture at symposium, “A Window on the East: Russian Modernism Between the Orient and Eurasia”. 2nd presentation on works by Goncharova in the Mead Art Museum at Amherst.
2008 (January) Melbourne, Australia, CIHA ((International Congress of Art Historians), “Kiss to Matisse: Contemporary Art in Kazakhstan.” Refereed lecture.
2007 (November), Tsukuba University, Tsukuba Japan: “Natalia Goncharova After Russia.” Invited lecture, Department of Art History.
2007 (October) New York, Columbia University: “Natalia Goncharova, The Ballets Russes and the Post-Orientalist Avant-Garde.” Invited lecture at symposium on the Ballets Russes.
2007 (June) Utrecht, Netherlands: “Minimalism and Conceptual Art: An Open Paradigm”. Guest lecture in the Department of Art History.
2006 (May) Bremen, Germany, The International University of Bremen: “Amaravella: Cosmology and Its Consequences.” Refereed lecture at symposium on Metaphysics and the Avant-Garde.
2006 (March) Charlottesville, The University of Virginia, McIntyre Lecture: “After Malevich; Variations on the Black Square.” Invited lecture.
2005 (April)New York, Krasner-Pollock Foundation: “Abstract Expressionism as a Model of Contemporary Art in the Soviet Union.” Invited lecture at symposium: “Abstract Expressionism: an International Language.”
2005 (March) Smithsonian Institution, Washington D. C. “Socialist Realism in Context: Paintings from the Johnson Collection.” Invited lecturer.
2004 (December) American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boston. “Orientalism and the Transposition of Modernism in the Visual arts to Central Asia.” Refereed lecture.
2004 (November) Russian Ministry of Culture, Moscow. State Institute for Art Historical Research. Invited lecture, “Malevich-Makararevich: Abstraction and Irony.”
2004 (August) Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. Shostakovich Festival (Panel Presentation); “Post-Avant-Garde Strategies in the Visual Arts of the Soviet Era.” Invited lecture.
2004 (February) College Art Association, Seattle. Chair of Panel for the Society of Historians of East-European and Russian Art and Architecture.
2003 (November) American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Toronto. Refereed paper (lecture): “Was Institutional Access a Success for ‘Nonconformist’ Artists? Accommodation and Dissent among Artists of the 1960s-1980s.”
2003 (May) Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge: “Orientalism in Reverse: Natalia Goncharova before the Ballets Russes.” Invited lecture.
2003 (April) Walters Art Museum, Baltimore: “Neoprimitivism, Orientalism and the Art of the Russian Avant-Garde.” Invited lecture.
2003 (February) College Art Association, New York City. Chair of panel, Abstract Painting ‘Once Removed.’
2002 (September) The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA. Invited speaker in seminar: Constructivism: Delimitations of Context, “Concepts of Form/Faktura Before and After Constructivism.”
2002 (March) Oberlin College, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Oberlin. Edith W. Clowes Lecture: “Revival or Invention? Modernism and Tradition in the Visual Arts of Central Asia.” Second lecture: “Bridging the Gap: Soviet Abstract Painting after the Thaw.” Invited lecture.
2002 (January) Christies, New York City, Modern Art Survey: “The Russian Avant-Garde”. Invited lecture.
2001 (December) The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick. Respondent to panel, The Baltics: Nonconformist and Modernist Art During the Soviet Era.
2001 (April) The Bruce Museum, Connecticut. Hascoe Lecture: “Varieties of Soviet Nonconformist Art.” Invited lecture.
2001 (February) Gustavus Adolphus College, Minnesota: “The Plural and Peripheral Modalities of Soviet Nonconformist Art.” Invited lecture.
2000 (November) American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Denver. Respondent to panel: Red Orient: Central Asia in Russian and Soviet Visual Culture.
2000 (September) International Congress of Art Historians, London. Refereed lecture on panel: Other Modernisms, “Neoprimitivism and Vsechestvo: Russia’s Other Modernism.”
2000 (August) Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Invited speaker in seminar on “Postmodernism and Other Trends in Art Criticism in the U. S.”
2000 (April) The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ. Respondent to symposium “Looking Back on Modernism: An International Perspective, 1890s-World War 1.”
2000 (March) University of California, Berkeley. Program in Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. “Modernism as Orientalism: Goncharova, Zdanevich and the Caucasus.” Invited lecture.
1999 (December) Institute of Design and Architecture, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Invited lecturer for the Senior Design Studio: “Art History and the Art Market in the USA.”
1999 (October) Russian Ministry of Culture, Moscow. State Institute for Art Historical Research. Refereed lecture at conference N. S. Goncharova and M. F. Larionov: “Bezobraznost’ in the Art of Goncharova.”
1999 (June) Kasteev State Art Museum, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Invited lecturer at conference the Avant-Garde and Asia: “A Russian Tahiti? Larionov and Goncharova’s Turn to the East.”
1998 (April) Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. School of Historical Studies: "Futurism and Blasphemy: the Modernist Informe in Late-Imperial Russia, 1913-16."
1997 (November) American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Seattle. Refereed lecture on panel, Thought, Word, and Image in Modern Russian Culture: "Vostokofil'stvo, or the Orientalism of the Russian Avant-Garde."
1997 (February) Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven: Lydia Winston Malbin Lectures in Honor of Anne Coffin Hanson, Conversations on Pictorial Space: "Speculations on the Pictorial Space of the Urban Signboard in Russian Avant-Garde Art." Invited lecture.
1997 (February) College Art Association, New York City. Refereed lecture on panel, Totalitarian Cultures and Their Audiences: “From Donkey’s Tail to Target: The Audience Provocatrice for Prerevolutionary Russian Vanguard Art.”
1996 (November) American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boston. Chair of panel, Actresses and Others: Women in Russian Theater.
1995 (November) Yale University, New Haven. Whitney Humanities Center, Invited lecturer on panel, Futurism and Modernity: "Futurism and Blasphemy: the Reception of Natalia Goncharova's Religious Paintings, 1913-14."
1995 (June) Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris: conference, Nathalie Gontcharova et Michel Larionov: "Nathalie Gontcharova: la femme-artiste au sein de l'avant-garde russe." Invited lecture.
1993 (October) Decatur House, Washington D. C. Invited lecturer for series organized by Georgetown University, St.Petersburg on the Potomac Russian Arts Festival: "Eclecticism and Originality in the Art of the Russian Avant-Garde."
1992 (December) CUNY Graduate Center, Department of Art History: "Organizing The Great Utopia: The Russian and Soviet Avant-Garde, 1915-32." Invited lecture.
1992 (March) Department of Women's Issues (Frauenreferat), City of Frankfurt-am-Main: "Goncharova's Representations of the Female Nude and Her Trial for Pornography in 1910." Invited lecture.
1989 (September) Amherst College, Amherst. Participant in seminar, Bodies, Stories, Images: Representations of Sexuality in Russian Culture.
1984 (November) American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, New York City. Refereed lecture: "Russian Art in America: Katherine Dreier and the Société Anonyme."
1984 (March) North-East Modern Language Association, Philadelphia. Refereed lecture: "The Landscape Garden and Golden Age Imagery in Osip Mandel'stam's Kontsert na vokzale and Shum vremeni."
1984 (April) Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven: "The Futurist Imagination --An Introduction to the Exhibition."
1983 (April) Yale Center for British Art, New Haven: "The Transformation of the English Landscape Garden in Russia: Tsarskoe Selo and Pavlovsk."
"Russian Modernism: Methods and Meaning in the Post-Soviet Era," Department of Art History, University of Maryland College Park, and The Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington D. C. (April 8-10, 1999)
CONSULTING (Film, radio, television)
2011 PRI and BBC World: nterview on the Savitsky Museum, Nukus Karakalpakstan; aired March 11, 2011
2009 Interviewed for PBS Annenberg series on the visual arts, Conflict and Resistance; Cosmology and Belief (aired autumn 2010)
2006 Interviewed for documentary film: The Russian Concept, by Igor Sopronenko (released 2010)
1992-2006 Consultant for documentary film, Sonia, on the life of Sofiia Dymshits-Tolstaia, by Lucy Kostelanetz (released 2006); voice of Marina Shilovskaia
1987 Interviewed by Diane Sawyer on perestroika segment of "60 Minutes," aired in April 1987
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, COUNCILS, FOUNDATIONS
Association for Slavic, East-European and Eurasian Studies (Member of the Board of Directors, 2012-15)
National Endowment for the Humanities, Joint Projects Grants (Selection Committee, 2003, 2004, 2005) Documentary Films (Selection Committee, 2011)
Fulbright Fellowships (Russia): evaluations for research in the USA (as needed)
Social Science Research Council: evaluations for dissertation research grants (as needed)
The Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars (Member of Advisory Council, 1998-2002)
Society of Historians of East-European and Russian Art (Member of Advisory Board, 1999-2001)
Maryland Art Place, Baltimore (Member of Programming and Activities Committee 1996-98)
College Art Association (Member)
Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies (Member)
AICA (International Association of Art Critics)
EXHIBITIONS: Zimmerli Art Museum
1) 2000 (Fall) Realities and Utopias: Abstract Painting in the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union.
2) 2001 (Spring) New Acquisitions from Central Asia: Selections from the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union.
3) 2001 (Fall) Evgenii Mikhnov-Voitenko: Selections from the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union.
4) 2002 (Fall) Identity and Resistance: Abstract Painting from the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union
5) 2003 (Spring) Nonconfomist Art of Leningrad: Selections from the Dodge Collection
6) 2003 (Spring) Co-curated with Amy Bryzgel: Fantasy and Figuration: Selections from the Dodge Collection
7) 2004 (Spring) Recent Acquisitions from the Dodge Collection
8) 2004 (Fall) Allusive Form: Painting as an Idea
9) 2006 (Spring) In and Around Dvizhenie--The Movement Group
10) 2007 (Spring and Fall) coordinator for The Sterligov School (Isabel Wünsche, guest curator)
11) 2008 (Spring): Painting for the Grave: the Early Work of Boris Sveshnikov
12) 2008 (Spring): Partial reinstallation of Upper Dodge Wing (Lianozovo group)
13) 2008-11 Stories about Ourselves: Moscow Conceptual Art from the Dodge Collection (indefinitely postponed by current director)
14) 2011-12 Reinstallation of Main Upper Dodge Wing, additionally:
Metaphysical Painting (Dubrow Gallery 1)
Viktor Pivovarov’s Projects for a Lonely Man (Installation; Dubrow Gallery 2)
Komar and Melamid’s Apelles Ziablov (Installation; Main Gallery)
Supervision of Graduate Student exhibitions:
13) 2008-09 Yelena Kalinsky (Performing the Archive: Collective Actions)
14) 2009-10 Allison Leigh-Perlman (Sveshnikov-After the Gulag)
15) 2009-10 Adrian Barr (Colors of the Steppe)
16) 2010-11 Jeremy Canwell (Mystics and Moderns)
17) 2011-12 Corina Apostol (Leningrad’s Perestroika)
18) 2012-13 Olena Martynyuk (Odessa’s Avant-Gardes)