Tate appoints two new curators to focus on Russian art

Three-year-term positions to be supported by Russian not-for-profit V-A-C Foundation

Following the establishment of its Russia and Eastern Europe Acquisitions Committee (REEAC) in October 2012, Tate has appointed Natalia Sidlina as adjunct research curator for Russian art and Julia Tatiana Bailey as assistant curator, collections, international art, with the aim to develop Tate’s knowledge and expertise of Russian contemporary art. Their positions will be supported by the Russian not-for-profit V-A-C Foundation for a period of three years.

Sidlina lives and work in London, and recent exhibition projects include Russian Constructivism Reconstructed, the State Tretyakov Galley, Moscow (2006); Naum Gabo – Prototypes for Sculptures, Tate Britain (2010); and Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age, Science Museum, London 2015.

Tatiana Bailey is a British art historian completing a PhD at University College London, on the display and reception of Soviet art in the West from the 1920s to the 1970s, and from 2013–14 she was the Terra Foundation predoctoral fellow in American art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. 

18 February 2015