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Marina Maximova

Faculty, MA Art Business, Semester Art and Business, London

PhD, Art History, Loughborough University
MFA, Curating Contemporary Art, Goldsmiths College
BA, Criticism, Communication and Curation, Central Saint martins College
BA, World Economy and International Relations, Moscow Financial University

Marina Maximova is an art and cultural historian. Before joining Sotheby’s Institute of Art as a Lecturer in Art Business she taught in Loughborough University School of Art. Marina's research focuses on Russian and Eastern European art and markets and history of art institutions. Her doctoral thesis explored experimental curatorial practices in Soviet Russia. Outside of academia Marina worked in a variety of cultural organisations in Moscow and in London including Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Tate Modern and Gazelli Art House.

Marina Maximova
  • Publications


    “Reconstructing the Canon: Strategies for collecting under perestroika”, Journal for Art Market Studies, №1 (2019).

    “Anti-Shows: APTART 1982–84. Book Review”, Slavonic and East European Review №3, 96 (2018).
  • Conferences/Lectures


    “Kolobkovost’ as a curatorial strategy: Moscow alternative art exhibitions in the 1980s”, Alternative Platforms for Art Distribution, British Association for Soviet, Slavonic and East European Studies, Cambridge, April 2019.

    “Performing Display: Constructing and Addressing the Public in Late-Soviet Alternative Art”, Performing Ideas: The Exhibition as a Form of Communication panel, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies convention, Boston, December 6-9, 2018.

    “Creating a New Canon for a State Collection: Proposals for the First Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art”, Art Markets and the Future of Museum Collecting, Loughborough University, 15 June, 2018.

    “Practices and Challenges of an Independent Art Archive in Russia”, Using Archive in the Former Soviet Union workshop, University of Reading, 23 November, 2017.

    “In search of a new identity: Russian Pavilion in Venice in Post-Revolutionary Years”, Curating National Narratives workshop, Politicised Practices Research Group workshop, Loughborough University, 10 May, 2017.

    “Rereading Late-Soviet Art from the Curatorial Perspective”, SHERA-sponsored panel, College Art Association conference, 15-18 February, 2017.

    “Exhibition as an Act of Resistance”, Politicised Practices Research Group workshop, Loughborough University, 18 May, 2016.

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