Russian director, curator, and arts administrator who is best recognized for being the founder of the Moscow House of Photography or the Multimedia Art Museum of Moscow. She is also known for being the curator of the national pavilion of Russia at the Venice Biennale.
She graduated from Moscow State University with her major in Psychology./ She then went on to pursue her PhD in research psychology in the arts. In 1980, she began shooting documentaries and organized her first major art exhibition in 1987.
She has earned several international honors and awards including the Order of Friendship in 2007 in Russia, the Chevalier and Officer of Legion d'Honeur in 2008 and the Order of Merit in 2011 in Italy.
She was born and raised in Moscow, Russia.
She shared a photo with painter Jim Dine in front of the Red Square in Russia to her Instagram.