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Keti Chukhrov is ScD in philosophy, an associate professor at the Department of Сultural Studies at the National Research University Higher School of Economics.  In 2012-2017 she was the head of Theory and Research department  at the National Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, where she founded research platform Theoretic Inquiry in Cultural Anthropology (TICA), now running independently. Chukhrov is the translator of Ch.S. Pierce and E. Pound into Russian. She has authored numerous texts on art theory, culture, politics, and philosophy. Her postdoctoral dissertation dealt with the anthropology and ontology of performativity. Her full-length books include: To Be—To Perform. ‘Theatre’ in Philosophic Critique of Art (Spb: European Un-ty, 2011), and Pound &£ (Logos, 1999) and a volume of dramatic writing: Merely Humans(2010) and War of Quantities (2003). Currently she is a Marie Sklodowska Curie fellow in UK. With her video-play “Love-machines” she participated at the Bergen Assembly (2013) and “Specters of Communism” (James Gallery, CUNY, NY, 2015). Her Latest video-play “Communion” was in the program of the Kansk video film festival (Moscow, 2016) and at the Ljubljana Triennial U-3 “Beyond the Globe (2016, cur. B. Groys). Her play Love-machines is since 2016 in the repertoire of the Stanislavsky electrotheatre (Moscow). Her poetic readings took place at “Your Language, My Year” Symposium, Pennsylvania Un-ty Philadelphia, 2015; at Heyman Center for Humanities, Columbia University, 2015, Audiatur Festival, Bergen, 2016; Pointed Words Conference, Yale University, 2018. Her dramatic poems Afghan-Kuzminki appeared in English in N+1, 2017, her play Communion’s English translation was published  in Common Knowledge Journal, Duke Un-ty, 2018.