Alexander Borovsky

Speaker
Head of the Department of the Contemporary Art, State Russian Museum.
Russia
Head of the Department of the Contemporary Art at the State Russian Museum - since 1989.
Head of the Department of Contemporary Art and Art Criticism at the State Russian Museum - since 1985.
Winner of the Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award (2012), Kandinsky Prize (2017)
He acts as an art critic, expert and lecturer, works on TV (a series of TV shows «Крыша поехала» - “Bats in the Belfry” together with A. Belkin).

Lectures on contemporary art: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Christie’s Education, London, USLA, Los Angeles.
Author of more than 600 works on the art history of the XX-XXI century, as well as critical writings, articles in catalogues on contemporary art, children's books.

Main research interests: 90s - modern Western art, issues of modern Russian art integration into the world artistic process, photography, the history of Soviet art, 70s-80s - Russian graphics and commercial art (“The centenary of Russian spectacular poster” thesis, Moscow State University, and the course on the history and theory of commercial graphics first lectured at the Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design).

He supervises all the main programs of the Directorate for the Contemporary Art Representation at the State Russian Museum, including “The Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum” project: the Ludwigs’ donated collection exposition and an exhibition series of contemporary Western art contextualizing the modern artistic process.