Photo: Flora Brandl

Flora Lina Brandl is a PhD student in the Department of Art History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Born and raised in Austria, she received her undergraduate education in the United Kingdom, where she studied at University College London and Goldsmiths College. A Fulbright scholarship supported Flora’s move to the United States and allowed her to gain a Master’s degree in Performance Studies from New York University. Since 2019, Flora has been a student at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she researches the history of performance art in socialist and post-socialist contexts from a global perspective. With a focus on Eastern Europe and Russia, her work is interested in tracing transnational connections that place the Soviet and post-Soviet sphere on a global map.