Cristian Nae is Associate Professor at George Enescu National University of the 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 the 1960s. He has received research grants and fellowships from the Erste Foundation, Vienna; CNCS-UEFISCDI (Romanian National Research Council); the Getty Foundation, Los Angeles and the New Europe College Institute for Advanced Studies, Bucharest. He participated in the CAA-Getty International Program in 2012, 2017 and 2021. Currently he is senior advisor in 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. He held lectures in conferences organized by CAA, AAH, ASEEES, INHA Paris, ZI Munchen etc. His recent studies were included in the publications Art History in a Global Context: Methods, Themes and Approaches (2020, Wiley Blackwell); Realisms of the Avant-Garde (2020, De Gruyter); and Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere: Event-based Art in Late Socialist Europe (2018, Routledge). He co-edited the publication Contemporary Romanian Art 2010-2020 (Hatje Cantz, 2020) and curated the Romanian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale.