Creative Time

Corina L. Apostol

Mellon Editorial Fellow


Corina L. Apostol, Ph.D, is a Mellon Editorial Fellow at Creative Time, where she co-edits a forthcoming a book on socially engaged art of the previous decade in a global perspective. She is also a co-curator of the Creative Time Summit, an annual convening for thinkers, dreamers, and doers working at the intersection of art and politics. Corina serves as a board member and news editor of SHERA, the Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture. Previously, she was a Dodge Curatorial Fellow at the Zimmerli Art Museum, where she curated the celebrated exhibition Leningrad’s Perestroika: Crosscurrents in Photography, Video and Music (2013). She has also organized exhibitions on art and social engagement at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Newark Arts Council, El Taller Latino Americano, RAM Galleri, among many others. Corina obtained her Ph.D. at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where she wrote her dissertation on the work of contemporary artists from Eastern Europe and Russia who created long-term, pedagogical, community-based projects to empower their audiences. Between 2016-2017 Corina served as a board member of ANCF —The Romanian Administration for National Cultural Fund— the main public funding body for contemporary culture and heritage in Romania. She is the co-founder of the seminal activist art and publishing collective ArtLeaks, and editor-in-chief of the ArtLeaks Gazette. Her writing on contemporary art has been nominated for the Kandinsky Prize (2016) and the The Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco Prize (2015).