Massachusetts Institute of technology
Christianna Bonin is a PhD candidate in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a 2018–19 Alfa Fellow at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow. She is also a contributing critic at Artforum and a research assistant for the “Post-Soviet Studies” project at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, she received a BA summa cum laude from Amherst College as well as an MA in the history of art from Williams College. At the Clark, she will complete her dissertation, which demonstrates the centrality of craft and the handmade to art practices and industrial design from the onset of the Bolshevik Revolution through the Soviet mid-century.