Anastasia Sotnikova

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Anastasia Sotnikova

Barnett Fellow


  • 2022, AA, Art Theory and History, Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Design and Applied Arts
  • 1999, BA, International Journalism, Moscow State University of Foreign Affairs

Anastasia is a MA student in the Arts Policy and Administration program. Moscow (Russia) born and life-long resident. She made a career as PR-executive, developing and implementing national communication campaigns for international brands. As a department head she and her team specialized on art collaborations, exhibitions, performances, being a successful liaison between commercial and artistic interests.

Anastasia finds art as a great source of inspiration, self-reflection and inner power, and hopes to make both academic and practical contributions in its accessibility and museums/audiences interaction.

Anastasia speaks English, Spanish, Italian.

Fun fact: Half-Russian, half-Ukranian, Anastasia can cook “deruni” (potato pancakes), “borsch” (beet-root soup), and “herring under a fur coat” (herring under layers of vegetables).

Research Interests

  • Museum education
  • Art Ideas Delivery
  • Community engagement
  • XX century art
  • Feminist and LGBT ideas expressions in autocratic states