Alisa Prudnikova

Commissioner and Artistic director of the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art.

Director of the Ural Branch NCCA (2005-2016), director of “New Art” – a regional public foundation for support and development of contemporary arts (2013-2016). Ms. Prudnikova 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 was the editor-in-chief of “ZA ART – arts and culture”, a magazine  devoted to putting local cultural and art scenes in the international analytical context. She served as an expert (2006-2008, 2011-2013, 2018) and a juror (2009) of “Innovation”, the first Russian national award in contemporary arts. She is a winner of the Silver Archer Ural (2014, 2015) and Caryatid (2013) Awards, a laureate of the “Innovation” in 2015 and 2018. Ms. Prudnikova 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, the Advisory Board for the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation (2013-2016). Ms. Prudnikova is a board member of the International Biennial Association (IBA).