Keti Chukhrov isan associate Professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow and is currently a Marie Curie Fellow at the Wolverhampton University, Faculty of Arts. She is also a dramatist and a poet. Her research project ‘Epistemological Gaps in Cultural Theories of the Soviet East and the Democratic West in the 1960s and 1970s’ aims to question and compare the emancipatory epistemologies developed in continental thought and the Soviet socialist philosophy and cultural production respectively during this period.
The research project analyzes the social, cultural and epistemological outcomes of the political economy of socialism and relies on an analysis of economic systems of socialism and capitalism, respectively, as they fold into the fields of philosophy, social and cultural. The research areas are: Political economy, Gender conditions, Aesthetics and Philosophy.
Chukhrov is a PhD in comparative literature (Lomonosov Moscow State University) and ScD in philosophy (Russian State University for Humanities). Her post-doctoral dissertation (grand PhD) – Theatre in Modern Philosophy. The Aspect of Performing was defended at the Philosophy department of the Russian State University for Humanities in 2013. Before teaching at the Higher School of Economics she had been lecturing as docent at the department of General History of Art at the Russian State University for Humanities (2010-2016), delivering courses on ‘Methodology of art theory’, ‘Gender Theory’, ‘Contemporary theories in Philosophy of art’.
In 1997-2005 she was the editor of Logos Publishers, the publishing house specializing in translating philosophic texts.
In 2007 Chukhrov collaborated with the Documenta 12 magazines project.
In 2008-2010 she was researcher for the ‘Gender Check’ exhibition.
In 2011-2013 she collaborated with the research team ‘Sweet 60s’ on project on non- European modernities.
From 2015-2017 Chukhrov was a member of the Moscow Art Magazine editorial committee.
From 2012-2017 she was head of the theory and research department at the National Center for Contemporary Art (Moscow) running the programme ‘Theoretic Inquiry in Cultural Anthropology’( https://www.facebook.com/cultural.anthropology.chukhrov/ ) with such research themes as Socialist ethics (2012), Neohuman or Post-human(2013-2014, Paths of Performativity (2016) (https://www.academia.edu/34801804/Paths_of_Performativity ), Art as the Institute of Global Contemporaneity (2017). In 2014 she organized two conferences for the programme: Avant-garde as the Production of a New Human and Reconsidering Humanism. (with the participation of Boris Groys, Peter Osborne, John Roberts, Artemy Magun, Frank Ruda, Aaron Schuster, Alexei Penzin, Oxana Timofeeva, Lorenzo Chiesa and others).