Sebastian Borkhardt studied History of Art and East Slavonic Philology in Tübingen and Saint Petersburg. His interests include Russian modernism, reception history, and the representation of “nature” in art. Together with Isabel Wünsche and Tanja Malycheva, he edited the 2017 issue of Experiment: A Journal of Russian Culture (“In Memoriam: Dmitry Vladimirovich Sarabyanov”), based on a selection of papers from the Third Graduate Workshop of the Russian Art and Culture Group. His dissertation “Der Russe Kandinsky” examines the significance of Wassily Kandinsky’s Russian origin for his reception in Germany from 1912 to 1945. At present, he is a scientific associate at the Staatliche Kunsthalle [State Art Gallery] in Karlsruhe, where he assisted with several exhibitions.