Sergey Khachaturov

Sergey Khachaturov

Art historian, Ph.D. (art history), assistant professor (Russian Art History) at the History Faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, professor of the Rodchenko Moscow Photography School school and the Moscow Art Theater Studio School, senior research associate at the State Art Studies Institute. Focuses on the theme of unofficial, lesser-known cultural practices that assist the aesthetics of specific time periods in achieving more complex, wide-ranging, and complete representation. Main monographies: Gothic Style in Russian Art of the 18th Century, The Art of the Book in Russia. Leftist Masters of the 1910-1930s (two editions), Eulenspiegel (Performance Piece Trilogy, Romantism Beyond Romantism, Medium (about the conductor Vladimir Fedoseev), The Gardens of Schwartzman, The Gothic Enlightenment (joint monograph and exhibition at two museums: Shchusev Museum of Architecture and InArtibus, 2018), Russian Art. Unaddressed Details (joint monograph, 2019), Bazhenov and the Gothic Style (joint monograph, winner of the State Art Studies Institute scientific work competition, 2019).

Author of exhibition programs dealing with the theme of dialogue between ancient and contemporary art: Eulenspiegel Trilogy, 2005-2007 (MAMM, EKArtBureau, Winzavod), exhibition series for Fabrika Art Center (Worker Movement, The Appeal of Appearance, The Energy of Expectation, Et in Arcadia ego, Notation, 2005–2015), author of exhibition programs, online platform The Romance of Gothic Style at the Tsaritsyno Museum & Reserve (with participation from the Museum of Moscow and Gogol Center). The Romance of Gothic Style encompasses exploratory exhibitions: The Empress’ Play Revived, Ghost of the Chevalier, Spatial Hypnosis, Cosmorama XVIII, Bird Concerto, Odoevsky (2016-2021). Curator of MMOMA exhibitions: The Gardens of Schwartzman, Grositsky. Materiality, JART (Vladimir Kartashov. Innocent Mischief. TechnoRococo). Permanent contributor to publications: Dialogue of Arts, Art, (Latvia), Art Studies, COLTA. 

Recipient of Ministry of Culture Prize. Commentator for Russian and international art news publications. Curator of exhibitions in Russia and UK.