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Marta Zboralska

Marta Zboralska is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Ruskin School of Art and Bowra Junior Research Fellow at Wadham College.

Her current research project, Art After Witold Gombrowicz, maps responses to the Polish writer across the field of visual art. Demonstrating the author’s wide-ranging, transnational influence on artists – which has thus far escaped recognition – the project uses art-historical methodologies to study how Gombrowicz’s prose has been transformed into a variety of materials and mediums, traversing geographical contexts.


Marta completed her PhD at UCL in 2020, with a thesis titled The Art of Being Together: Inside the Studio of Henryk Stażewski and Edward Krasiński. The final chapter of her doctorate 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, in 2017, and Project Assistant on the Getty Foundation-funded initiative Confrontations: Sessions in East European Art History in 2019-20. In 2022, her Art Journal article 'Living Color: Henryk Stażewski’s Interior Models' was shortlisted for the Royal Historical Society's Alexander Prize. Her latest article, ‘Henryk Stażewski’s Art in America’, was published in the Spring 2023 issue of Archives of American Art Journal.


Before commencing her fellowship, Marta lectured at Oxford's Department of History of Art, UCL, and the University of Essex.


Email: marta.zboralska@rsa.ox.ac.uk