Evgeniya Makarova holds an MA in Art History from the University of Geneva and a PhD in Art History from McGill University. She is interested in architectural history, theory, representation and imagination. Her doctoral thesis focused on the complex relationship between German artists and the National Socialist state, specifically as it pertains to the development of architectural and technical subjects painting between 1933 and 1945. In her current research, Evgeniya explores the ways in which the “difficult heritage” of twentieth-century dictatorships is addressed in contemporary art, cinema, fashion and graphic design. Notably, her latest project is concerned with the role of built environment in Ilya Khrzhanovsky’s multimedia project DAU (2006-ongoing). Evgeniya is also a research fellow at Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich, working with an international team of scholars on reconstructing the family history and the art collection of a Nazi-persecuted German-Jewish art dealer, Max Stern. Her work has been supported by Fonds de recherche du Québec–Société et Culture, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the Deutsche Zentrum Kulturgutverluste.