Director of the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
One of the most prominent figures on the Russian art-scene, Olga Sviblova is known since late 1980’s as curator and director of documentaries, including films on Russian unofficial art. Her documentary Black Square (1988) obtained the Paris Critics Prize at Cannes Film Festival. In 1996 Olga Sviblova becomes the founding director of the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (MAMM) / Moscow House of Photography Museum, as well as the founder and art-director of the Moscow Photobiennale (since 1996) and the Biennale “Fashion and Style in Photography” (since 1999). Olga Sviblova has curated over 500 projects, including exhibitions by Donald Judd, Rebecca Horn, Joseph Kosuth, Michal Rovner and others. Co-curator of the exhibitions Utopia and Reality? El Lissitzky, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov (MAMM, 2013); Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. The Strange City (Monumenta 2014, Grand Palais, Paris). Curator of the exhibition Kollektsia! Contemporary art in USSR and Russia 1950-2000 (Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2016). In 2007 and 2009 Olga Sviblova curated the Russian Pavilion at the 52nd and 53rd Venice Art Biennale. Olga Sviblova is the Member of the Presidential Council for Culture and Art, the Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, the Honored Art Worker, the winner of the First Government Award in Actual Arts “Innovation” (nomination “Best curatorial project”, 2006), the Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honour (France), Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.