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Cristian Nae

Cristian Nae is Professor at the National University of Arts in Iasi, Romania, where he teaches critical theory, exhibition studies and contemporary art history. His research focuses on exhibition histories and critical art practices in Eastern and Central Europe after 1945. He has received research grants and fellowships from the Erste Foundation, Vienna; the Romanian National Research Council (UEFISCDI); the CAA-Getty International Program, the Getty Foundation, Los Angeles and the New Europe College Institute for Advanced Studies, Bucharest. Between 2019 and 2022, he was senior advisor on the project Periodisation in the History of Art and its Conundrums: How to tackle them in East-Central Europe supported by the Getty Foundation as part of its Connecting Art Histories initiative. His recent publications were included in the volumes State Construction and Art in East Central Europe, 1918–2018 (Routledge, 2022), Art History in a Global Context: Methods, Themes and Approaches (Wiley Blackwell, 2020), Realisms of the Avant-Garde (De Gruyter, 2020), and Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere: Event-based Art in Late Socialist Europe (Routledge, 2018). He edited the publication (In)Visible Frames. Rhetorics and Experimental Exhibition Practices in Romania 1965–1989 (Idea, 2019) and curated the Romanian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale.