Currently I am a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA). My dissertation addresses contemporary and post-Soviet art practices in Central Asia and Russia and is supervised by Prof. Dr. Monique Roelofs and Dr. Joost de Bloois. Through the lens of (temporal) incompletion and in its connotations of waste, trash, and remnants, I analyze the art of the former USSR as it emerged after 1989 - as well as the way it has come to be called ‘contemporary’. Artists and art collectives from Central Asia, in whose work an intersection of current and historical socio-political issues, such as decolonization, environmental and nuclear waste, and queer temporalities, have my special attention.
My research interests are modern and contemporary art, art theory, art criticism, environmental humanities, ethics and aesthetics, the role of art in socio-political issues, art as decolonial aesthesis, as well as exchanges between visual art and literature. Next to my scholarly work, I write about art and other topics for various media.