Kirill Chunikhin graduated with a degree in English Philology from Kemerovo State University in 2009. He entered the Department of Art History at the European University at St. Petersburg in 2010 and defended his M.A. thesis “Clement Greenberg: A Historical Apology of Modernism” in 2012. Since 2013, he is a Ph.D. student at Jacobs University. His current research project focuses on the representation and reception of American visual art in the USSR during the Cold War.