Emil ALEKSIEV (b. 1959, Skopje) is a curator at the Museum of the City of Skopje. He finished primary school and high school in Skopje. Since 1982, parallel with his studies, he has been working at the Museum of the City of Skopje. In 1987, he graduated from the Institute of Art History with Archeology - Faculty of Philosophy, Skopje, where he got his title of Curator at the Department of Art History at the Museum of City of Skopje. In 1998 he received the title of Senior Curator. The postgraduate thesis entitled Dimitar Kondovski's Fine Poetry was defended in 1998 under the mentorship of prof. etc. Boris Petkovski at the Institute of Art History at the Faculty of Philosophy - Skopje. From 1998 to 2000 he headed the Department of Art History at the Museum of the City of Skopje. From 2000 to 2007 he was the Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art - Skopje. Since 2007 he has been working as a Curator at the Museum of the City of Skopje.
Aleksiev has published over a hundred essays, art critics and texts on the theory of visual arts. He is the author of several important studies in the field of art history and monographs on the artwork of Macedonian artists.
The most significant books are the studies on the works by Dimitar Dicho Zograf (Gurga, Skopje 1997); Sergei Andreevski (IGS, Skopje 1998); Dimitar Kondovski (Sigmapress, Skopje 2001); Danco Kal'chev (IGS, Skopje, 2009) and Taki Pavlovski ( MGS, Skopje, 2011), as well as a monograph on the life and work of Dimitar Kondovski (MANU, Skopje 2004), the collection of essays "Short Cuts" (Djurdja, Skopje 2004) and "When Lion Eat the Sun" (Templum, Skopje 2016), "20th Century: Fine Arts in Macedonia - Macedonia, Millennium Cultural and Historical Fact" (Media Print Macedonia and Euro Balkan University, Skopje, 2013) and the Anthology of contemporary Macedonian art "Visual Arts in Macedonia - XX Century | Painting-Sculpture-Prints" (OSTEN, Skopje, 2015).