Dr. Anna P. Sokolina

General Information

Occupation: Architectural historian

Birth City: Leningrad (St. Petersburg)

Birth Country: Russia

Resident State/Province: Connecticut

Resident Country: United States

Notes: Curriculum vitae, publications, and presentations: http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv00230.xml

Archive/Repository: IAWA. See http://spec.lib.vt.edu/iawa/guide.html

Sources: Sokolina provided a biography and curriculum vitae in her collection donated to the IAWA. See links above


No specialties on record


Employer: ARTMargins

Title: Contributing Editor

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Notes: An academic e-magazine on contemporary Central and East European visual culture (University of California at Santa Barbara). Sokolina works on the ARTMargins Editorial Board in the area of Russian and East European contemporary architecture; soliciting articles and reviews on Russian/Ukrainian Architecture, book and exhibition reviews as well as essays that examine the contemporary architecture scene in these areas, historical essays and reviews of books that deal with the history of building in the former Soviet Union, with the main emphasis on things contemporary.

Employer: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Title: Academic Researcher

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Start Date: April 01, 2002

Notes: Sokolina worked on the Russian Art 1860-1940 in Western Collections Information Database on the Internet. The mission of the project is to create a global bilingual resource for educational and scholarly research for an international exchange of knowledge. Sokolina developed and maintained the research network, worked with curators, academics, and the administrative staff of major American and European museums/collections related to the project, drafted the project mission, narratives, edited bilingual fact sheets, created on-the-web museum network, gathered bibliographic and research data.

Employer: Exhibits USA, Mid-America Arts Alliance

City: Kansas City (head office)

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Notes: Sokolina established a research network, worked toward developing a non-profit 3 year touring exhibition project "Journeys of the Imagination," organized and supervised application process for the group exhibition of ten artists, prepared application surveys, provided administrative support for the artists during the competition process, wrote the exhibition proposal, approved the budget in collaboration with staff curator and exhibition manager, conducted negotiations between artists and the agency.

Employer: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Education, Office of Research and Evaluation

Title: Volunteer

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Notes: Research and preparation of visitors' surveys for Marketing and Visitors Services

Employer: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Title: Intern

City: New York

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Start Date: September 01, 2001

End Date: December 31, 2001

Notes: Curatorial Department: assisted with the Malevich: Suprematism exhibition 2002, research and administration; administrative support for the Artists Viewing Program. Education Department-assistance with summing up Museum Internship applications.

Employer: Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Drawings and Prints Department

Title: Peter Krueger Intern

City: New York

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Start Date: June 01, 2001

End Date: August 31, 2001

Notes: Inventory works of art and compiled database of constituencies.

Employer: River Capital International LLC

Title: Analyst

City: New York

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Notes: Coordination of the American-Russian Investement Forum Conference at the New York Harvard Club collaboration with the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange, National Committee on American Foreign Policy, NikOil Investment Banking Group International, and Union of Advocates, CIS: office management, conference support, translation services, travel arrangements, conference desk and publications. General office management for international investment companies: River Capital International LLC, Volga LLC, and Troika Dialog; maintained all aspects of running the office and supporting the sales desk, provided clerical and oral communications with Moscow headquarters on behalf of sales desk; record keeping, direct mailing, translation services. Account support oversaw data of client database including adding new client data and sorting various information fields; organized contracts into Act, consolidated Microsoft outlook contacts into database/palm pilot; created subgroupings of accounts for specific mailings etc; assisted in client presentations and reports; contacted back offices and settlement professionals as per specific procedures; managed client specific information and contacts, maintained understanding of client base and specific relations.

Employer: Art Commission of the City of New York

Title: Intern

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Notes: Registration, cataloging, and research related to the history of the Art Commission and the art collection of the City of New York; updated the computerized archive of historic NYC collections of portraits, photographs, sculpture and documents; assisted with collections inventory, handling and storage; assisted Deputy Director in preparing materials for monthly meetings and Annual Awards in Excellence in Design; provided office support; direct mailing, cataloging, record keeping, other duties as assigned.

Employer: Harriman Institute (1999); Columbia University; Harvard Club of New York City; Russia Society; European Academy of the Urban Environment; UNESCO Berlin; Department of Culture and Department of City Planning Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin; Bauhaus Universitat, Weimar; Der Deutsche Werkbund, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin Ecole d’Architecture de Strasburg, France

Title: Guest Lecturer

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Notes: Developed professional contacts, maintained research, submitted presentation proposals, prepared lectures on selected topics accompanied by slides or other sets of visual images, conveyed lectures and conducted discussions.

Employer: Pierpont Morgan Library

Title: Docent

City: New York

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Start Date: January 01, 1998

End Date: December 31, 1998

Notes: Maintained research, prepared and gave exhibition tours of European Master Drawings from the Hermitage and Pushkin Museum for international visitors; participated in all museum activities arranged by the library staff.

Employer: The Tabakman Museum

Title: Director/Curator

City: Hudson

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Notes: Curatorial work and public relations: conducted museum exhibitions, traveling and international exhibits, negotiations with agencies and artists; developed mailing lists, worked with the public and the media, wrote press releases, listings and articles; organized a museum inauguration, exhibtion openings, receptions for the artists. Art shop management and sales; selection, documentation and pricing of art works both on consignment and from the collection; marketing and advertisement; art sales working with costumers, gallery sales from display and from sales desk; price lists, sales registration, Exhibition management and art museum office administrative support; developed exhibition projects and exhibition design, installation, mailings, openings, technical support, storage and handlings of art works, supervised temporary staff; arranged placement for visiting artists. gs,

Employer: Bauwelt (Berlin); Der Architekt (Bonn); and Kommune, Forum fur Politik, Okonomik, Kultur (Frankfurt/Main)

Title: Temporary Staff Writer

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Notes: Developed research projects and publication network, conducted interviews, raised travel and accommodation funds, wrote and published articles in German professional magazines.

Employer: Moscow Young Architects' Association (OMA)

Title: Curator of Exhibitions/Public Relations

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Notes: Developed international traveling exhibition projects; marketing, networking, and public relations, international passports and visas, accommodations for the group to accompany the exhibit, transportation and installation of art works, technical support, storage, assistance and translation at openings, meetings, and during exhibition hours; maintained research and gave lectures and tours in conjunction with exhibitions. Exhibitions: 1993-Architectural Concepts from Moscow at Gruen Berlin GmbH, Germany and at Ecole d’Architecture, Strasburg, France. 1994-Art Exhibition at City Hall Gallery, Groebenzell, Germany.

Employer: Russian Academic Research for the Theory of Architecture and Urban Design, Department of Foreign Architecture

Title: Architect/Research Associate

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Notes: Academic Experience: maintained research, participated in department’s editing and preparation of books, professional and popular magazines and newspapers; wrote reviews and reports on academic projects. Participated in weekly academic meetings, discussions and other activities. Made presentations at professional and academic conferences. Translations services: simultaneous translation during conferences, written translation of professional texts from English and German into Russian for the institutional archive and library in accordance with upcoming academic inquiries. Architect: worked with architectural drawings and documentation, developed visual presentation materials, draw illustrations for institutional publications.

Employer: Miami University

Title: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Architecture and Interior Design

City: Miami

State: Ohio

Country: United States

Employer: Alternative Spaces

Title: Executive editor

Notes: sokolina@sbcglobal.net


No collaborators on record


No apprenticeships on record


Name: The following grants supported the book project, Architecture and Anthroposophy

Rudolf Steinerstiftelsen (Oslo Norway) Grant for book publication

Name: IONA Stichting (Amsterdam, Netherlands) Grant for book Publication

Name: Hausserstiftung E.V. (Stuttgart, Germany) Grant for book publication

Name: Ernst Mitchell Philanthropic Grant (UK) for book publication

Name: Treuhandstelle Bochumer Bank (Germany) Grant for a Book Project

Name: International Forum Man and Architecture

Description: German Branch


No exhibitions on record

Notable Projects

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Institution: New York University, SCPS

Department: Department of Arts, Sciences and Humanities

Degree: Certificate in Arts Administration

Institution: Russian Academic Research Institute for Theory of Architecutre and Urban Design (VNIITAG)

Degree: Ph.D in Architecture Dissertation: Traditions in East German Architecture 1945-1990

Institution: Moscow Architectural Institute (MARCHI)

Degree: Masters in Architecture Diploma: Neoavant-Garde in Western Architecture 1970-1980


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Professional Affiliations

Organization: Society of Archtitectural Historians (SAH)

Organization: College Art Association (CAA)

Organization: Society of Historians of East European and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA)

Organization: Consortium of Art and Architectural Historians (CAAH)

Organization: Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO)

Organization: Harvard Club of NYC, The Russia Society

Publications By

Title: Architecture and Anthroposophy

Publisher: KMK Scientific Press, Ltd. (2001)


And many more publications (circa 60). See http://spec.lib.vt.edu/iawa/inventories/Sokolina/Sokolina.pdf

Publications About

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