Magdalena Moskalewicz is an art historian, curator, and editor who researches art from (the former) Eastern Europe from the early avant-gardes until today. Awarded a PhD in art history from Adam Mickiewicz University for her research into Polish art of the 1960s, she served as Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral C-MAP Fellow at The Museum of Modern Art in New York (2012-2015). At MoMA, she led a research group focusing on experimental art from Central and Eastern Europe as a part of the Museum’s global research initiative, C-MAP. Since 2016, Moskalewicz has been teaching art history and museum/curatorial studies at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. 

In her scholarly, curatorial, and editorial work, Moskalewicz critically investigates local (art) histories and representations of identities in order to reshape dominant historical narratives In 2015, she curated Halka/ Haiti 18°48'05''N 72°23'01''W: C.T. Jasper and Joanna Malinowska for the Polish Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale. Her accompanying book book under the same title was awarded the 2017 Jean Goldman Book Prize. Moskalewicz’s most recent curatorial and editorial project The Travellers: Voyage and Migration in New Art from Central and Eastern Europe examines issues of migration, nationalism and the postsocialist condition (exhibition at National Gallery of Art–Zachęta, Warsaw 2016 and Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn 2017; book published by Lugemik, 2017). As editor, Moskalewicz used to run the Polish contemporary art monthly magazine Arteon and later spearheaded a number of digital humanities publications for MoMA’s digital platform for collaborative research, post ( Recent scholarly publications include contributions to Understanding Central Europe (Routledge 2017) and The Other Transatlantic: Kinetic and Op Art in Eastern Europe and Latin America (Warsaw Museum of Modern Art 2018).