Irene Kukota
Joined WSI in August 2019
Irene Kukota

I believe in building bridges across countries and cultures.

I teach art history at the University of Glasgow, work as independent curator and academic researcher. Among my recent projects was 2019/2020 contemporary sculpture exhibition Double Jeu held at Les Jardins d' Etretat in Normandy.

I previously studied art and literature of Late Antique Syria and Byzantium at the University of Oxford and was active as Secretary to Oxford Byzantine Society, organizing lectures, conferences and congresses. This probably explains why I welcomed my role as a consultant for the documentary Shroud of Turin: Material Evidence filmed by the BAFTA award winning director David Rolfe.

Growing increasingly interested in the art world, I completed my MA in Fine and Decorative Arts from Sotheby’s Institute of Art and until recently acted as a guest lecturer there. I also collaborated with the Royal Collection in London as researcher and translator.

Prior to that, I worked for 5 years as cataloguer, translator and consultant for the Icons and Russian Art Departments at Christie’s before turning to art journalism.

In 2012 I stepped into my role as a London- based representative for the Art Newspaper Russia and acted as a managing correspondent, conference and events manager until summer 2016.

Since then, I have been active as radio presenter and producer, art events organizer and curator.

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