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F.J.P. (Fabienne) Rachmadiev MA

Faculty of Humanities
Literature and Linguistics
Photographer: Moyra Davey

Visiting address
  • Spuistraat 134
Postal address
  • Postbus 1642
    1000 BP Amsterdam
  • About

    Currently I am a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), as part of the NWO VIDI project Sublime Imperfections: Creative Interventions in post-1989 Europe. My dissertation addresses contemporary art practices in the post-Soviet space and is supervised by Prof. Dr. Ellen Rutten and Dr. Joost de Bloois. I take up imperfection both as (temporal) incompletion and in its connotations of waste, trash, and remnants in the art of the former USSR as it emerged after 1989 - as well as on the way it has come to be called ‘contemporary’. Artists and art collectives from e.g. Central Asia and the Caucasus, in whose work an intersection of current and historical socio-political issues revolving around the legacies of the Soviet Union (such as decolonization and nuclear waste) is at stake, have my special interest.  

  • Publications


    • Rachmadiev, F. (2021). Female Shamans: Healing Rituals for Environmental Catastrophe in the Work of Almagul Menlibayeva. Kunstlicht, 42(1/2), 54-63. [details]


    • Rachmadiev, F. (2021). Weg uit de periferie van de periferie: Vooruitziend klimaatbewustzijn in de kunst uit Centraal-Azie . Metropolis M, tijdschrift over hedendaagse kunst, 42(2), 44-52. [details]


    • Rachmadiev, F. (2019). Lenin on a Postcard. In T. Hyunhak Yoon, & B. Klein Zandvoort (Eds.), Decoding Dictatorial Statues (pp. 216-226). (Onomatopee ; Vol. 157). Eindhoven: Onomatopee. [details]



    • Rachmadiev, F. J. P. (Author). (2017). In Repair: Towards a Post-Throwaway Society: Blog post. Web publication/site, .



    • Ponomareva, M., & Rachmadiev, F. J. P. (2017). Queer Futurology: ShTAB's Aleksandra Kollontai Commune Project (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan). Poster session presented at Art & Activism: Resilience Techniques in Times of Crisis, Leiden, Netherlands.


    • Rachmadiev, F. J. P. (2016). Practice Makes (Im)perfect. Abstract from Challenges to Participatory Cultures, Moscow, Russian Federation.

    Prize / grant

    • Rachmadiev, F. (2017). KNAW Arts/Science: Academy Honours Programme for Young Artists and Scientists.
    • Rachmadiev, F. (2014). Basisprijs Essay, Prijs voor de Jonge Kunstkritiek 2014 (Shortlisted, Prize for Young Dutch Art Criticism 2014).

    Talk / presentation


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