Meet the Curator (EN) Katia Denysova

Special day

In the wake of the Armistice commemorations, a meeting that raises the question of the relationship between art and war. Katia Denysova, co-curator of the exhibition In the Eye of the Storm: Modernism in Ukraine 1900-1930s, discusses the key points of this project: the works and artists affected by the First World War, the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, the Ukrainian War of Independence and the creation of Soviet Ukraine, as well as the new historical perspectives sketched out by this exhibition in the light of today's dramatic events.


Katia Denysova is an art historian and curator. She is currently completing her PhD thesis at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, and she will undertake a predoc research position at the University of Tübingen in Germany, starting in January 2024. Katia's research investigates the influence of socio-political factors on early twentieth-century art in Ukraine. She is the co-curator of the exhibition In the Eye of the Storm: Modernism in Ukraine, 1900–1930s (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, Madrid, 2022; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 2023; Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, 2023-24; The Belvedere, Vienna, 2024; The Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2024) and co-editor of the accompanying catalogue (London: Thames & Hudson, 2022).


Moderator: Jean-Philippe Theyskens

LANGUage (en)


15:00 - 16:30


Auditorium B
Rue de la Régence 3
1000 Bruxelles



€ 10: adults
€ 8: Friends of the RMFAB, seniors, unemployed

Free admission for students under 26 (on presentation of a valid student card - reservation required via our online reservation system).

Access to the permanent collections and the exhibition on presentation of the ticket.


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