Institute of Art Research

Dr. Laura Petrauskaitė


Art historian Research interests: East European art and visual culture in the twentieth century, artistic migration, cultural transfers and entanglements between Europe and Latin America, social art history

b. 1982, based in Vilnius. She is Research Scholar at the Institute of Art Research and Director of PhD Studies in Art History and Theory at Vilnius Academy of Arts. She has a background in both the social sciences and the humanities. After studying international law and art history, she received her doctorate in 2019 from Vilnius Academy of Arts with a dissertation on the significance of artists’ migration for the modernization of Lithuanian art in the first half of the twentieth century (supervisor Prof. Dr. (hp) Giedrė Jankevičiūtė). In 2017, she was Lithuania Research Council/Lewben Art Foundation fellow in the National University of Tres de Febrero and Max Weber Stifung fellow of the Transregional Academy on Latin American Art II: Mobility – Objects, Materials, Concepts, Actors in Buenos Aires. The results of her research are regularly published in the scholarly press. Currently she is editing a volume on cultural interactions between Latin America and Eastern Europe.