Director, Graduate School, Department of Art Studies, Northwestern University.
United States of America
Christina Kiaer teaches modern art at Northwestern University, and is the author of Imagine No Possessions: The Socialist Objects of Russian Constructivism (MIT Press) and the forthcoming Collective Body: Aleksandr Deineka at the Limit of Socialist Realism (University of Chicago Press), as well as the volume Everyday Life in Early Soviet Russia: Taking the Revolution Inside (Indiana University Press), co-edited with Eric Naiman.
She was co-curator, with Robert Bird and Zach Cahill, of the exhibition Revolution Every Day at the Smart Museum of Art in Chicago in 2017-2018, and co-author of the catalog Revolution Every Day: A Calendar (Mousse Publishing). She was a consulting curator, and contributed to the catalog, for the exhibition Revoliutsiia! Demonstratsiia! Soviet Art Put to the Test at the Art Institute of Chicago in Fall 2017. She is currently at work on the project “An Aesthetics of Anti-racism: African Americans in Soviet Visual Culture,” as well as a study of Soviet woman artists of the 1930s working after the heyday of the avant-garde.