Tate Britain.

Turning Its Focus to Russian Art, Tate Appoints Two New Curators

The Tate in London announced today the appointment of Natalia Sidlina as adjunct research curator for Russian art and Julia Tatiana Bailey as assistant curator of collections in international art. Their posts will be supported by the V-A-C Foundation for three years as part of a commitment to develop the Tate’s knowledge of and expertise in Russian contemporary art.
 (The V-A-C Foundation is dedicated to the international presentation, production, and development of Russian contemporary art.)

Natalia Sidlina is from Moscow and has a bachelor’s in museum studies from the State University of Humanities in Moscow, a master’s in contemporary art history from the Sorbonne, and a PhD in art history from the State Institute of Art Research in Russia. Her curatorial projects have included “Russian Constructivism Reconstructed,” a permanent exhibition at the State Tretyakov Galley in Moscow in 2006; “Naum Gabo – Prototypes for Sculptures,” at the Tate Britain in 2010; and “Cosmonauts: birth of the space age,” at the Science Museum in London in 2015.

Julia Tatiana Bailey is a British art historian who is completing a PhD at University College London with a thesis exploring the display and reception of Soviet art in the West from the 1920s to the '70s. In 2014 she helped curate the exhibition “This Leads to Fire: Russian Art from Nonconformism to Global Capitalism, Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation Collection” at the Neuberger Museum of Art in New York and from 2013–14 she was also the Terra Foundation predoctoral fellow in American art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC.