«We are talking confidently about the chips, blockchains, KPI, watch "Black Mirror", but we still love and recognize only Shishkin. It seems to me that it’s time now to maintain this theme in the art community. Any revolution is a change of language. Who owns the language, owns the world. New literacy is the key to a world that inevitably sets in » (Alisa Prudnikova, ARTANDHOUSES)
Director for Regional Development of ROSIZO-NCCA, Commissioner and Artistic Director of the Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, art critic, curator.
Alisa Prudnikova is one of the key figures in the Russian art space of recent years. A native of Yekaterinburg and a graduate of the Ural State University, Alisa became in fact a pioneer in contemporary art promoting in the Urals region. In 2005- 2016 she headed the Urals branch of the National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA). Prudnikova became the creator of the Ural Industrial Biennale - the largest regional initiative in the field of contemporary art and the most important event in the cultural life both at the regional and federal level.
Since 2017 she is the Regional Development Director of ROSIZO-NCCA.
Organizer and participant of more than 20 interregional and international conferences. Member of the HESP (Higher Education in Spatial Planning) program - Alternative Culture (2006-2009), Teaching the Spatial Turn: Critical Concepts for a Globalizing World (2010-2012).
Member of the Board of the International Biennial Association.
2008 — Product Placement in the framework of the First Moscow Biennale of Young Art "Stop! Who goes". Moscow, Russia
2008-2009 — Art-Zavod Festival. Ekaterinburg, Russia
2008 — In transition Russia. Ekaterinburg. Moscow; Russia
2008-2009 — ART on SITE / The art of the place. Yekaterinburg, Moscow; Russia
2009 — The Inner Ural. Ural Art 1993-2008 (as part of the curatorial team). Moscow, Perm, Petersburg, Yekaterinburg; Russia
Awards and titles:
Caryatida (together with curators of the Multimedia Art Museum Anna Zaitseva and Ekaterina Inozemtseva and independent curator Tatyana Volkova), 2011
Education and professional activities:
A graduate of the Ural State University, Art History specialization.
A graduate of the ProArte Institute (St. Petersburg), the Culture Management program.
Chief Editor of the magazine for creators and consumers of art Zaart from 2002 to 2008.
Lecturer of the Faculty of Arts and Culturology of the Ural State University.
Director of the Urals branch of the National Center for Contemporary Art from 2005 to 2016.
Director for Regional Development of ROSIZO-NCCA since 2016.
Chairman of the Board of the Regional Public Fund for Support and Development of Contemporary Art "New Art" (Moscow) from 2013 to 2016.
Expert (from 2006 to 2012) and a member of the jury (2009, 2011) of the first Russian national award in the field of contemporary art "Innovation".
Member of the jury of the S. Kuryokhin Prize in 2015.
Member of the Council for Culture of the Governor of the Sverdlovsk region.
Member of the Association of Art Critics (AIS).
Member of the Public Council of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation from 2013 to 2016.
Member of the Board of the International Biennial Association (International Biennial Association).
Member of the Expert Council rating 49ART since 2018.
Member of the Expert Council rating 49ART-2018.