Olga Sviblova

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Olga Sviblova
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Born (1953-06-06) 6 June 1953 (age 66)
OccupationCurator, film director, arts administrator
Years activeSince 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.[1]

Life and career[edit]

A graduate of Moscow State University with majors in psychology, she has later pursued a Ph. D. researching psychology in arts.[2] In 1970s, she took a job as a street sweeper, to have, in her own words, "a job for intelligent people".[3] In the 1980s, she created a number of documentaries, earning her prominence both in the USSR, and internationally.[4] The first exhibition she organized was in 1987, when she arranged for a showcase of emerging Soviet artists.[5] Over a career spanning three decades, she has curated more than five hundred exhibitions of contemporary visual art and photography in Russia, and internationally.[6]

In 2007[7] and in 2009,[8] she was the curator of the national pavilion of Russia at the Venice Biennale.

Selected awards[edit]


  1. ^ Sópova, Alexandra (2013-12-21). "Multimedia Art Museum's director: Life as work of art". Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  2. ^ "Olga Sviblova". The Russia Forum 2012. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  3. ^ Duguid, As told to Hannah (2008-03-08). "First Person: Olga Sviblova". Financial Times. ISSN 0307-1766. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  4. ^ Stites, Richard (2010). Passion and Perception: Essays on Russian Culture. New Academia Publishing. p. 216. ISBN 9780982806166.
  5. ^ a b Brownell, Ginanne (2010-05-28). "Russia's Photo Impresario". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  6. ^ "Руководство". www.mamm-mdf.ru. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  7. ^ "Kallaway - Opening Minds". mediacentre.kallaway.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  8. ^ "Diverse Russian Art on Show at Venice Biennale | Arts and Ideas". Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  9. ^ "Официальный сайт Министерства культуры Российской Федерации - Свиблова Ольга Львовна, Директор Мультимедиа-арт-музея..." mkrf.ru. Retrieved 2016-09-11.
  10. ^ "Владимир Потанин стал Кавалером Ордена Почетного Легиона". www.forbes.ru. Retrieved 2017-08-11.
  11. ^ web, Segretariato generale della Presidenza della Repubblica-Servizio sistemi informatici- reparto. "Le onorificenze della Repubblica Italiana". Quirinale. Retrieved 2016-09-11.

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