Keynote Speaker

Dr. Klara Kemp-Welch, Lecturer in 20th-century Modernism, The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

Klara Kemp-Welch was educated at University College London and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (BA French and Art History, 1999; MA Russian and East European Literature and Culture, 2001; PhD History of Art, 2008). After completing her doctorate on East-Central European Conceptualism, supervised by Professor Briony Fer, she was the recipient of a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, followed by an AHRC Early Career Fellowship and an Igor Zabel Association working grant. Before joining The Courtauld in 2009, she lectured at University College London, the University of the Arts London (Camberwell), and the University of York. Her next book, Networking the Bloc. International Relations and Experimental Art in Eastern Europe 1968-1989, will be published in 2018. (Source: The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London).

Read more about Kemp-Welch’s recent book, Antipolitics in Central European Art 1956-1989. Reticence as Dissidence under Post-Totalitarian Rule, here.

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