Maja and Reuben Fowkes
Dr. Maja Fowkes and Dr. Reuben Fowkes are art historians, curators and co-directors of the Translocal Institute for Contemporary Art, an independent research platform focussing on the art history of Central Europe and contemporary ecological practices. Recent and forthcoming publications include a co-authored book on Central and Eastern European Art Since 1950 (2019), Maja Fowkes’s The Green Bloc: Neo-Avant-Garde and Ecology under Socialism (2015) and a special issue of Third Text on Actually Existing Artworlds of Socialism (July 2018). They have recently contributed chapters to Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe: A Critical Anthology (2018), Doublespeech: Hungarian Art of the 1960s and 1970s (2018) and Extending the Dialogue (2017). Their curatorial projects include the Anthropocene Experimental Reading Room, the Danube River School, and they are also founding members of the Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative at Central European University Budapest. They are currently leading a collective research project entitled Confrontations: Sessions in East European Art History based at the University College London and supported by the Getty Foundation.
Art Historians and Curators