Alisa Prudnikova


About speaker

Director of regional development of ROSIZO-NCCA (National Centre of Contemporary Arts), Commissioner and Artistic director, the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art.
Director of the Ural Branch NCCA 2005 – 2016, director of the ”New Art” – Regional Public Foundation for Contemporary Art Support and Development 2013-2016, where she was responsible for the New NCCA international architectural competition of building a new museum in Moscow. She has lectured at the Department of Art History and Cultural Studies at the Ural Federal University, curated numerous exhibitions in Russia and widely abroad. From 2002 to 2008 she served as the Editor-in-chief of “ZA ART” – arts and culture magazine devoted to putting local cultural and art scene in international analytical context. She served as an expert (2006-2008, 2011-2013) and a juror (2009) of “Innovation”, the first Russian national award in contemporary arts. She is a winner for the Silver Archer Ural (2014, 2015) and Caryatid (2013) Awards, and laureate of the Innovation in 2015. Most recently, she has worked to promote strategies for regional development through contemporary art practices in the framework of the national project of the Houses of New Culture. She is Member of Advisory Board for the Minister of Culture Russian Federation, for the Governor Of Ural Region and a board member of International Biennial Association (IBA).