|Occupation||Curator, film director, arts administrator|
|Years active||Since 1987|
Olga Lvovna Sviblova (Russian: Ольга Львовна Свиблова, born on June 6, 1953 in Moscow, USSR) is a Russian curator, film director, and arts administrator. In 1996, she founded the Moscow House of Photography, which later became the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow; she has been a director there since the institution's establishment.
Life and career
A graduate of Moscow State University with majors in psychology, she has later pursued a Ph. D. researching psychology in arts. In 1970s, she took a job as a street sweeper, to have, in her own words, "a job for intelligent people". In the 1980s, she created a number of documentaries, earning her prominence both in the USSR, and internationally. The first exhibition she organized was in 1987, when she arranged for a showcase of emerging Soviet artists. Over a career spanning three decades, she has curated more than five hundred exhibitions of contemporary visual art and photography in Russia, and internationally.
- Order of Friendship (2007), Russia
- Chevalier, and Officer of Legion d'Honeur (2008, 2017), France
- Order of Merit (2011), Italy
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