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Anastassiia Botchkareva

Anastassiia Botchkareva

Adjunct Instructor

Anastassiia Botchkareva is a specialist in Islamic art with a focus on early modern Persianate visual culture and inter-cultural aesthetics. Botchkareva received her PhD from Harvard University where her dissertation explored the concept of realism in representation from a multi-cultural perspective through a case study of exchanges of models of artistic production between Persianate and European empires.

Anastassiia has held residential fellowships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Columbia University and has worked in numerous European collections on travel fellowships. Her research interests include theories of representation, aesthetic eclecticism in visual habitus, late Persianate albums, and legacies of the Persianate artistic tradition in modern-contemporary art. Botchkareva teaches Persian Painting at NYUSPS in the Center for Applied Liberal Arts.

Past Courses

Persian Painting

Learn about Persian painting by exploring the history and aesthetics of the miniature painting traditions from Iran, Central Asia, India, and Turkey.