Ksenia Nouril is a Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) Fellow at MoMA, where she researches and plans programs related to Central and Eastern European art. Previously, she was the Research and Editorial Assistant for the Thomas Walther Collection in the Department of Photography at MoMA, where she co-organized the exhibition Production-Reproduction: The Circulation of Photographic Modernism, 1900-1950. A PhD candidate at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Ksenia is writing her dissertation on the work of contemporary Eastern European artists who actively question and engage with history and historical representations of socialism since 1989. At the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, Ksenia has assisted in the organization of numerous exhibitions of the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union, including Leonid Sokov: Ironic Objects and Putting a Face to the Name: Artist Portraits from the Dodge Collection. In March 2016, she curated the exhibition Dreamworlds and Catastrophes: Intersections of Art and Technology in the Dodge Collection, which examines the consequences of innovations in science, technology, mathematics, communications, and design on unofficial Soviet art. Ksenia has published in The Calvert Journal and Art Margins Online.
Photo: Courtesy Gulnara Samoilova