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Tatiana Grigorenko

Tatiana Grigorenko

Assistant Professor

  • Department: Communication, Media and Culture
  • Complementary Department(s): Art History and Fine Arts
  • Graduate Program(s): Global Communications
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Born in New York, Professor Grigorenko joined The American University of Paris in 2014. She holds an MFA in Photography from Yale University School of Art and a BA in Fine Arts and French from Amherst College. At AUP, she teaches courses in photography and graphic design and enjoys challenging her students to communicate effectively through visual means.

Grigorenko is a practicing artist and exhibits her work internationally. Her interdisciplinary work focuses on the relationship between the individual and his world within an over-arching social-political context. Born in the United States to a family of Soviet political dissidents, history, especially the history of repression, is central to her practice. She is interested in how one navigates and eventually emancipates one’s body, identity and memory from the context of pre-defined social models and “official” histories, discourses and hegemonic narratives. Through collage, photography, video and text, Grigorenko's work examines revolt, resistance, power dynamics and ultimately, their common underlying thread: the search for utopia.


  • MFA in Photography, Yale University School of Art
  • BA in Fine Arts and French, Amherst College


  • The Disappeared, exhibition catalogue, essay by Alison Cooley, Gallery 44, 2015
  • Flash Forward Tenth (anniversary edition); Magenta Press, 2014
  • Burn.01, David Alan Harvey, ed., Drbartstudio Press, 2010
  • Yale MFA Photography, 2010; Richard Benson, ed., GHP Press, 2010
  • Flash Forward 2009; Magenta Press, 2009

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