Anna Romanova

Exhibition view of «The Islands of Yuri Sobolev»
Photo: Vadim Martyinenko
Image courtesy of the CCA ZARYA
Anna Romanova is a graduate of Russian State University for the Humanities, guest professor at HSE University, and recipient of the Innovation Prize (2014).

Anna Romanova (b. 1968, Moscow) is an art historian, independent curator, author of essays on contemporary art, theatre, and graphic design. Graduate of Russian State University for the Humanities. Curator of Sobolevarchive, a research project dedicated to the artistic practice of Yuri Sobolev and the art of the second Russian avant-garde of the 1960–80s. Guest professor at HSE University. Winner of the 10th All-Russian Contemporary Visual Art Competition Innovation in the Art Theory and Criticism category (2014).

In 1995–2006 Anna worked as a researcher at the Soviet and Modern Art, and Contemporary Art Departments at the State Tretyakov Gallery.

Selected curatorial projects: Symmetrical Worlds – Reflected Symmetries Ülo Sooster, Yuri Sobolev, Tõnis Vint, Raul Meel (Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia, 2017), The Islands of Yuri Sobolev (ММОМА, 2014), Igor Makarevich and Elena Elagina. Within the Limits of Beauty (State Tretyakov Gallery, 2006).

As part of the curatorial group of the State Tretyakov Gallery, she worked on the projects dedicated to the second half of the 20th century: Warszawa—Moskwa / Moscow—Warsaw (1900—2000) (Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw; State Tretyakov Gallery, 2004-2005); the exhibition-installation by Ilya Kabakov: Ten Characters. (State Tretyakov Gallery, 2003-2004); Art of the 20th century. Permanent Exhibition (State Tretyakov Gallery, 2000).

Anna Romanova lives and works in Moscow.

As part of the Golubitskoe Art Foundation residency, she is researching the practice of creating open-space projects in Russian art of the second half of the 20th century.

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