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Özge Karagöz

Özge Karagöz is a PhD Candidate specializing in global modern and contemporary art. Her research focuses on the intertwined art histories of Turkey and Soviet Russia, with an emphasis on the circulation of modernism and realism across national borders, models of revolutionary art, transnational aesthetics of anti-imperialism, and historiography of modernism. Her dissertation, “Refiguring Art across Revolutions: Turkish and Soviet Artists in Alliance, 1933–1938,” revolves around the previously understudied travels of artists and exhibitions between these two states, both young and revolutionary, to recover historical attempts to liberate modern art from the hegemony of its Western European models. This project has received support from the Paris Program in Critical Theory at Northwestern University, the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT), and, most recently, the Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.