Paulina Pobocha

Associate Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art

Paulina Pobocha is an Associate Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, where she has worked since 2008. At MoMA she has organized The Long Run (co-organized with Cara Manes), 2017; Rachel Harrison: Perth Amboy, 2016; Projects 103: Thea Djordjadze, 2016 (at MoMA PS1); Robert Gober: The Heart Is Not a Metaphor, 2013 (co-organized with Ann Temkin); Claes Oldenburg: The Street and The Store, 2013 (co-organized with Ann Temkin and MUMOK, Vienna). Additionally, she is actively engaged in museum acquisitions, collection displays, and the 2019 expansion project. Prior to joining the curatorial staff of The Museum of Modern Art, Pobocha was a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York where she lectured on a broad range of subjects in contemporary and modern art. Her writing has appeared in a variety of publications and exhibition catalogues. Pobocha received her B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University in 2000 and her M. Phil. in 2005 from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.


Conversation: Artur Żmijewski with Paulina Pobocha

A major new publication, Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe: A Critical Anthology, presents key voices of this period that have been reevaluating the significance of the socialist legacy, making it an indispensable read on modern and contemporary art and theory. The following dialogue belongs to a series of conversations between artists and members of the C-MAP research group for Central and Eastern Europe at MoMA.

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…