Art Manager, Master of Arts. Maria was born in the city of Nizhnevartovsk, Tyumen region, works in Moscow. She has a Master of Arts and Cultural Management degree from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of International Relations degree from the Moscow State Linguistic University. Maria worked as an art manager and fundraiser at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow, the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art. She co-curated the 3rd International conference State Archives of Contemporary Art in the framework of the Intermuseum Festival 2019 (Moscow, Russia); Act 1 exhibition as part of the British-Australian program ACP Projects. Maria worked as an art mediator at the Ian Potter Museum of Art (Melbourne, Australia), completed a six-month internship at the Melbourne Fashion Festival, where she researched audience development. She studied development strategies of the art clusters 798 in Beijing and M50 in Shanghai at the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong. At the moment she curates Creative & Business Partnerships at the State Historical Museum in Moscow.
"Patreart is important and precious to me first of all because its mission has been formulated independently and openly by the team of three like-minded women, without any institutional pressure. We want to build a safe and welcoming platform that would help Russian contemporary artists find networking opportunities and have a say on an international level".