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2013 Guest Country : Russia
By Curator Irina Chmyreva

Irina Chmyreva

Irina Chmyreva is a senior researcher in the Department of Russian Art of XX and XXI Centuries in the State Research Institute of Art Theory and History of Russian Academy of Fine Arts. Irina is a member of international editorial boards of photography magazines European Photography (Germany), Fotografia Kwartalnik (Poland) and IMAGO (Slovakia). She has over two hundred publications in specialized photography magazines including FOTO&video, ZOOM (Russia), Aperture (USA), PHOTO (France), Multimedia Art (Poland), and Eyemazing (Netherlands). Irina is the author of the article on the history of Russian photography published in the encyclopedia “The History of European Photography of the XX Century. Vol. 1. 1900-1939.” In addition, she has written many texts published in albums and monographs on the works of Russian and foreign artists.

Irina Chmyreva has been an assistant professor in the Department of Art Book Design at Moscow State University of Printing Arts since 1999. She has curated a number of exhibitions (over 150) of contemporary and classical Russian photography and contemporary art in museums, centers of photography and the arts, as well as part of biennial programs, including exhibitions held as part of International Biennial of Photography FotoFest in Houston, Texas, USA.

Irina was co-founder and art-director of 1st PANDUS Contemporary Art Festival in Moscow (2007), she has been art-director of Photovisa International Festival of Photography in Krasnodar, Russia from the establishment date of the festival (2008). She is also a curator of In Support of Photography in Russia Project, a part of the Iris Foundation in Moscow, Russia.

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