Barbora Bartunkova is a PhD Candidate in the History of Art Department at Yale University. She is currently an Andrew W. Mellon Museum Research Consortium Fellow in the Drawings and Prints Department at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Barbora works on European art and visual culture from the nineteenth century to the present, with a particular focus on French modernity, interwar avant-gardes, and the Cold War. Her research interests include the intersections of art and politics, women artists and issues of gender, as well as the history and theory of film and photography.
Her dissertation project examines the work of Czech artists Toyen and Adolf Hoffmeister and their role as pivotal mediating figures within rich networks of cultural exchange between Prague and Paris, and the East and the West more broadly. Barbora holds an M.A. in the History of Art with Distinction from University College London, where she also received her B.A. in French with Film Studies. She has held curatorial and museum positions in numerous institutions, including the Royal Academy of Arts, London, the Lobkowicz Collections, Prague, and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.