History of Art


Marta Zboralska



The Art of Being Together: Inside the Studio of Henryk Stażewski and Edward Krasiński

My PhD project is funded by the AHRC (LAHP) and supervised by Professor Briony Fer. It focuses on the studio of Henryk Stażewski and Edward Krasiński in order to pursue key problems in abstraction and conceptualism. Concentrating on the intergenerational dialogue between representatives of two avant-gardes, it interrogates the concepts of cohabitation and collaboration, posing wider questions regarding intersection and interruption in twentieth-century art.


2013 MA History of Art, UCL (Frances Stracey Full-Fee Award, 2012)

2012 BA History of Art with Material Studies, UCL (Sir Ernst H. Gombrich Sessional Prize for academic results, 2010)

Research Interests

Twentieth-century art and theory, contemporary art, feminism


Review of 'Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color', Cooper Hewitt (11 May 2018 - 13 Jan 2019), caa.reviews

Review of Simon Fujiwara, 'Joanne', The Photographers' Gallery (7 Oct 2016 - 29 Jan 2017), Object: Graduate Research and Reviews in the History of Art and Visual Culture, Vol. 19 (2017), pp. 122-3.

Conference papers

'"As organic as nature itself": Władysław Strzemiński and Katarzyna Kobro’s Bauhaus', Anni Albers and the Modernist Textile, University College London, 27 January 2019

'In Living Colour: Henryk Stażewski's Interior Models', College Art Association Annual Conference: 'Interaction with Color' Redux, Los Angeles, 24 February 2018

''WE ARE NOT SLEEPING' - Wakefulness and Artistic Protest', Not Sleeping: A One-night Symposium on Wakefulness, Liverpool Hope University, 8 September 2017

'Thinking Together: The Collaborative Life of Edward Krasiński and Henryk Stażewski', Twofold: the Particularities of Working in Pairs, Birkbeck School of Arts, 4 March 2017

'In the Studio of Henryk Stażewski and Edward Krasiński', AAH 'New Voices' Conference (Art Outside the Gallery), Plymouth University, 25 November 2016


October - December 2017 Smithsonian Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellowship, Archives of American Art (AAA), Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Teaching roles

Postgraduate Teaching Assistant:

2018-19 HART0019 Modern and Contemporary Art in London

2016-17 HART1001 Core Course (seminar tutor)

2015-16 HART2011 Histories of Photography

Other roles

2019 Project Assistant, Confrontations: Sessions in East European Art History, Post-Socialist Art centre (PACT), Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL

2017 Object editorial board member

2016 Centre for the Study of Contemporary Art Coordinator

2014-15 Curatorial Assistant, Hayward Touring (British Art Show 8)