Clearing 2021

Dr Marta Zboralska

School of Philosophy and Art History
Dr Marta Zboralska



Marta specialises in modern and contemporary art. Her key area of expertise – and the main theme of her PhD thesis on the Warsaw studio of Henryk Stażewski and Edward Krasiński, completed at UCL in 2020 – is the relationship between the avant-garde and the neo-avant-garde. The final chapter of her doctorate, titled 'The Matter of Chatter' and dealing with the relationship between art and writing in Krasiński's practice, won the Association for Women in Slavic Studies 2020 Graduate Essay Prize. She was an Arts and Humanities Research Council Fellow at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, between October and December 2017, and Project Assistant on the Getty Foundation-funded initiative Confrontations: Sessions in East European Art History in 2019-20. Her review of Karol Radziszewski’s exhibition The Power of Secrets was shortlisted for the 2020 Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize and later published in Third Text Online. Marta's forthcoming articles include 'Living Color: Henryk Stażewski's Interior Models' (Art Journal, Fall 2021) and 'Henryk Stażewski's Art in America' (Archives of American Art Journal, Spring 2023).


  • PhD University College London,

  • MA University College London,

  • BA University College London,

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Art and Ideas: I (AR119)

  • Space, Place and Locality (AR120)

  • Visualising Bodies (AR345)

  • Topics in Art History (AR938)


Journal articles (2)

Zboralska, M., (2020). Karol Radziszewski's ‘The Power of Secrets'. Third Text Online

Zboralska, M., (2019). Review of "Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color".

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