With the support of:

Alice Bagdonaite

Alice Bagdonaite

t.o.b. Moscow

«…probably the history of future art depends on what we exhibit and institutionally support, on who gets public and professional attention» (Alisa Bagdonayte, PrimaMedia)

«If we take a look at the masterpieces of the Antiquity and the Renaissance, we can’t help noticing that they originate from the era of their contemporaries and descendants, who have chosen the best of these works and preserved them for us. In order to fully comprehend these masterpieces nowadays, one should possess a huge amount of knowledge. In this aspect contemporary art is much more intelligible for us than that of the past» (Alisa Bagdonayte, PrimaMedia)

 

Curator at the “ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art”, art-manager.

During her career in contemporary art sphere Ms. Bagdonayte has made her way from an ordinary gallery worker to the curator of the major modern art center in Vladivostok and the director of the “ZARYA” Foundation for the Development of Contemporary Art.

Was granted magistrate’s degree in “Cultural studies (20th century)” at The Russian State University for the Humanities; was a trainee researcher at Humboldt University of Berlin in “Contemporary art” and “International art management” and ‘The University of Nantes (France).

 

From 2010 to 2012 Alisa Bagdonayte was the head of development department at the Schusev State Museum of Architecture. In 2013 Ms.Bagdonayte became the executive director of The Solyanka State Gallery. Later on she accepted the proposal to head the project at the “ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art” in Vladivostok, where she has been the curator since 2014. The director of the “ZARYA” Foundation for the Development of Contemporary Art since 2014.

In 2015 Ms. Bagdonayte also became a co-owner of one of the Moscow modern art galleries.

Selected projects:

2014 — Creation of the art-residence “ZARYA” on a basis of the “ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art”, Vladivostok.

2014 — The InterMuseum 2014, International business program ICOM (International Council of Museums” within the framework of “The InterMuseum”, The MANEGE Central Exhibition Hall, co-curator.

2014 — Exhibition GOSHA OSTRETSOV. AUTOTRANS N.G., curator, “ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art”, Vladivostok.

2015 — Exhibition “Rebels at the Edge: Contemporary Art in Vladivostok, 1960s – 2010s,” (in collaboration with Vera Glazkova), “ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art”, Vladivostok.

Awards and titles:

Graduated from the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Faculty of International Journalism (Moscow, Russia).

Was granted magistrate’s degree in “Cultural studies (20th century)” at The Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow, Russia).

Was a trainee researcher at Humboldt University of Berlin in “Contemporary art” and “International art management” and ‘The University of Nantes (France) in 2009-2010.

The head of development department at the Schusev State Museum of Architecture (Moscow, Russia) from 2010 to 2012.

The executive director of The Solyanka State Gallery (Moscow, Russia) from 2013 to 2014.

Curator at the “ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art” (Vladivostok, Russia) since 2014.

The director of the “ZARYA” Foundation for the Development of Contemporary Art since 2014 (Vladivostok, Russia).

Member of the Expert Council of the Russian investment art rating 49ART.