Biennial commissioner and special projects curator
Art historian, curator.
Director of the Ekaterinburg Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA). Lecturer at the Department of Art History and Culture Studies of the Ural State University. Graduate of the ProArte Institute (St. Petersburg) with a major in "Culture management". Worked at the Echo of Moscow Ekaterinburg radio station, collaborated with regional and national art magazines. Editor-in-chief, from 2002 to 2008, of "ZAART a magazine for creators and consumers of art.
Organizer and participant of over 20 interregional and international conferences. Member of HESP programs Alternative Culture (20
CURATORS OF THE BIENNIAL
Art historian, curator, art critic. She has a PhD in art history, is a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Arts. Senior editor of the contemporary arts section of the online portal www.openspace.ru.
She worked as a senior curator at the State Tretyakov Gallery and as an art columnist in the Kommersant newspaper. She taught at the European University in St. Petersburg and, as a guest professor, at various American and European universities. She currently is a professor at the Alexander Rodchenko Photography and Multimedia School in Moscow. Winner of the Innovation art award in the category Curatorial Projects for the Kudymkar Locomotive for the Future project.
Her major curatorial projects are: the Russian pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2001; Body Memory: Underwear of the Soviet Era (City History Museum, St. Petersburg, 20
Curator, critic, writer. Studied history and art history at the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Currently collaborates with the «Idea Arts + Society» (Cluj) and Version (Paris/Cluj) magazines. Advisory board member of the Patterns/Erste Bank Foundation, Vienna, Austria. In 20
Among his recent curatorial projects are: co-curator of the After the Happy Nineties conference (Bucharest, Romania, 2005), curator of the Like an Attali report, but different. On Fiction and Political Imagination exhibition (Paris, France, 2008), of After the Final Simplification of Ruins. Forms of historiography in given places (Vitoria, Spain, 2009), of The Demon of Comparisons (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2009), of the first solo exhibition of Rabih Mroue (Utrecht, Netherlands, 2010). Costinas lives and works in the Netherlands.
Art critic, writer, translator. Lecturer at the Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia in Moscow. Editor of the contemporary arts section of the online portal www.openspace.ru. Member of the Chto delat? (What is to be done?) work group and co-editor of the newspaper of the same name from 2003 to 2008. He participated in the Documenta Magazine project (part of the Documenta-12 exhibition, Kassel). He writes for the Flash Art, Springerin, Rethinking Marxism, Third Text, Site, Framework magazines, as well as Moscow Art Magazine and several other Russian publications. Together with Dmitry Gutov he contributed to the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007 with the long-term project The Karl Marx School of the English Language. He has shown an installation project at the Principio Potosi exhibition at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. Riff lives in Moscow and Berlin.