Meghan Forbes is a Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) Fellow for Central and Eastern Europe at the Museum of Modern Art. She holds a PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, having completed her dissertation “In the Middle of It All: Prague, Brno, and the Avant-Garde Networks of Interwar Europe” in 2016. Meghan has received numerous fellowships and grants for this project, including an IIE Fulbright for archival research in Berlin for the 2014-2015 academic year. At the Bauhaus-Archiv there, she researched the connections between the school's leading figures and those of the Czech avant-garde, and her scholarly writing on this subject has been published in the magazine Umění/Art, the journal of the Institute for Art History in Prague. She is the editor of International Perspectives on Publishing Platforms: Image, Object, Text (forthcoming from Routledge) and also in the early stages of writing a monograph on the photographer Lucia Moholy. Her essay on Moholy's life for the Michigan Quarterly Review was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Elsewhere, Meghan's reviews, essays, and translations have appeared in Hyperallergic, Literary Hub, Music & Literature, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Words Without Borders, and on post. Meghan is the creator and coeditor of harlequin creature, an arts & literary journal that aims to engage the public in creative production through community workshops, conducted at such public institutions as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Dia:Beacon, and 826.
Photo © Sasha Arutyunova, 2014