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Department of History of Art



Marko Ilić is an art historian whose interests lie in global modern and contemporary art, including their social, political and institutional contexts; the histories of multiple modernisms and modernities; transnational networks of artistic collaboration and exchange; and theories pertaining to imperialism, political economy and global post-socialism. His first book, A Slow Burning Fire: The Rise of the New Art Practice in Yugoslavia, was published by the MIT Press in February 2021. In addition to the monograph, Marko’s writing has been printed in journals including Third Text and ArtMargins, and in edited volumes and museums catalogues. He is currently researching his second monograph.

At Cambridge, Marko teaches modern and contemporary art across all aspects of the Tripos, as well as the MPhil in History of Art. He was awarded his undergraduate degree from the History of Art Department and completed his MA and PhD at The Courtauld Institute of Art. Prior to returning to the Department in 2021, he was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at University College London, an Associate Lecturer at The Courtauld, and a Teaching Fellow at Newcastle University.


Teaching Associate in Modern & Contemporary Art History