Ksenia Nouril

Ksenia Nouril is a Brooklyn-based art historian and curator specializing in global modern and contemporary art. From January 2015 to September 2017, she was the Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) Fellow for Central and Eastern European Art at The Museum of Modern Art, where she conducted research, planned programming, and served as a co-editor of the online platform post.at.moma.org. Prior to her fellowship, Ksenia was the Research and Editorial Assistant for the Thomas Walther Collection in the Department of Photography at MoMA, where she co-curated the exhibition Production-Reproduction: The Circulation of Photographic Modernism, 1900-1950. Ksenia holds a PhD in Art History from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where she defended her dissertation “The Afterlives of Communism: The Historical Turn in Contemporary Art from Eastern Europe” in September 2018. From 2011 to 2016, Ksenia held a Dodge Fellowship at the Zimmerli Art Museum (New Brunswick, New Jersey), where she assisted in mounting several 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 organized Dreamworlds and Catastrophes: Intersections of Art and Technology in the Dodge Collection, which traveled to the Bruce Museum (Greenwich, Connecticut) in an expanded iteration as Hot Art in a Cold War: Intersections of Art and Science in the Soviet Era (January 27 – May 20, 2018). Ksenia is a co-editor of and contributor to Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe: A Critical Anthology (MoMA/Duke University Press, 2018) and has published in numerous exhibition catalogues and magazines, including The Calvert Journal, ARTMargins Online, OSMOS.


post Presents: Russian Cosmism

On November 15, 2017, post presented an evening of lectures and artist presentations titled Russian Cosmism: A Work of Art in the Age of Technological Immortality on the ideas of Russian Cosmism and their relevance to our time.

Memories of MoMA in Moscow

Over a dozen members of the C-MAP Central and Eastern European group traveled for research to Moscow in March 2017. As Roxana Marcoci, Senior Curator of Photography, notes, Russia spans eleven time zones and includes two-hundred nationalities. From this vast and deeply complex nation, the participants report on their impressions below. Reflection by Ksenia Nouril, C-MAP Central…