Svetlana Kharchenkova is the secondary grantee of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant 2017–18.
Svetlana Kharchenkova’s research project, “How to Create an Art Market: Emergence of the Contemporary Art Market in China in a Global Perspective,” investigates the context of Chinese contemporary art in the art market and its participants. In recent decades, the market has become central to the art world in Mainland China. As the state retreated from a total sanction of the arts, it is the market that now constitutes circumstances for artistic production and consumption. With a sociological approach, this project proposes to investigate how the contemporary art market in Mainland China developed since the early 1990s, and the way it functions under the overarching influence of globalization.
Svetlana Kharchenkova received her PhD in sociology at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), University of Amsterdam. She is lecturer of contemporary Chinese culture and society at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies. Her writings are forthcoming or published in Socio-Economic Review; Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts; and The China Quarterly.
Jury for the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Greater China Research Grant 2017–18 include:
Julia Andrews, Professor, The Ohio State University
Lai Hsiang Ling, Director, Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab
Martina Koppel-Yang, Paris-based independent art historian and curator
Jane DeBevoise, Art Historian, Chairperson of Asia Art Archive’s Board of Directors
Anthony Yung, Researcher, Asia Art Archive