Anna Gorchakovskaya

Anna Gorchakovskaya is an independent researcher and curator, currently based in Rome. She holds a degree in art history from the University of Bologna (2016) and a master's degree in Gender Studies from the Roma Tre University (2019). In 2016, Gorchakovskaya collaborated with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice as an Assistant Events Coordinator. Between 2016 and 2020, Gorchakovskaya collaborated with the curatorial space Adiacenze based in Bologna and, as part of the curatorial team, she contributed to numerous exhibition projects in the space. Between 2018 and 2021, Gorchakovskaya collaborated with the Galleria Nazionale D'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea and contributed, as a curator, researcher, editor, and translator, to its curatorial and editorial projects. Among others, she has contributed to the design and organization of Io dico Io – I say IWomen Up, and Cosmowomen. In 2020–2021, Gorchakovskaya curated the show Out of Focus that took place at the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, and she was the Assistant Curator of the show Bigger than Myself. Heroic Voices from Ex-Yugoslavia at MAXXI. In 2021, she cofounded On Site, a project aimed at bringing together the international realities of the city of Rome and the local Roman artistic and cultural scene. In 2022, she was a coordinator for the project Pier Paolo Pasolini. Tutto è santo and an Assistant Curator for the show Pier Paolo Pasolini. Tutto è santo. Corpo politico at MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo. Gorchakovskaya teaches at Cornell in Rome, John Cabot University, and Trinity College Rome Campus. In her research, she is mostly interested in visual activism, politically engaged artistic and curatorial practices, as well as alternative methodologies of art education.

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