University of Zurich
Sandra Frimmel (*1977), PhD, is an art historicist. She studied art history and comparative literature in Berlin and Saint Petersburg. She worked as freelance curator and art critic, co-run a non-profit exhibition space in Berlin and collaborated with the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) in Moscow, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. From 2008–2010 she was occupied as a curatorial assistant at the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz. Currently she is the academic coordinator of the Centre of Arts and Cultural Theory (ZKK) at the University of Zurich as well as academic associate of the ERC Project “Performance Art in Eastern Europe (1950–1990): History and Theory” at the Department for Slavic Studies of the University of Zurich. Between 2011 and 2016 she has worked for two major projects; as an academic researcher of the Swiss National Science Foundation-project “Literature and Art on Trial” (2011–2014) as well as “Literature and Art on Trial: Eastern Europe” (2014–2016) at the Department for Slavic Studies of the University of Zurich. She obtained her doctoral degree with her work on Judging Art. Juridical Trials Against Art, Artists and Curators in Russia After the Perestroika at Humboldt University in Berlin. Research interests include Russian art of the 19th, 20th and 21st century as well as concepts of art, law and justice, power and society.