Director of FotoDepartament, Curator of exhibition program in FotoDepartament, art-critic
Education: MA Economics. BA at the Department of Art History, the European University in St. Petersburg.
Scientific and cultural interests: theory of photography, contemporary photography, contemporary art, architecture.
Experience and implemented projects include: 2005-2006 – one of the founders of Peterburgskie Fotomasterskie Foundation.
In 2004-2005 worked as a press secretary of the National Center of Photography (ROSPHOTO). In the fall of 2006 – the curator of three photo exhibits by young photographers under the Fall Photo Marathon festival. Organized and curated the festival of Internet photography Current_foto.
Fall of 2004 – spring of 2005 – student of Cultural Journalism course at PRO ARTE institute (specializing in art critique, photo critique). As an independent journalist and photo critic, has collaborated with magazines: ТHE!, 100% Красный, ART-Digger, Fotomagazin, Potrebitel Magazine, Foto&Video, the photographer.ru photo resource, Fotonovosti.ru, etc.
Nadya Sheremetova has also been one of the curators (together with Ulrich Haas Pursiainen) of the exhibition Territories of Desire. Contemporary Russian presented at Backlight Photographic Festival 2011 in Tampere, Finland.
As the curators she made several group shows of emerging photographers on different locations including Moscow Museum of Modern Art as a part of the Moscow International Biennale «Fashion and Style in Photography» 2015.
In August 2015 she developed art-photography part of the IX International Festival of Photography «Photoparad in Uglich» (Russia) that included workshops, lectures and the exhibition «Construction. Photography in search of approach» (co-curated with Jana Romanova).
Since 2011 Nadya Sheremetova is developing and teaching several courses as one of the curators of a long-term educational program FotoDepartament.Institute.
Since 2007 she is the main curator of the annual Young Russian Photography exhibition project (www.youngphotography.ru)
Yury Gudkov, artist, independent critic.
Curator of FotoDepartament’s exhibitions and projects, editor at PROJECTION Online Platform
International Project Manager of FotoDepartament
Olga Korsunova (1951 – 2016)
Photographer, Curator of FotoDepartament
Born in St. Petersburg
Photographer since 1972.
Worked at: Hudozhnik RSFSR publishing house, the State Hermitage, Young Spectators’ Theater, collaborated with Melodia company, multiple theaters and publishing houses of Leningrad and St. Petersburg.
From 1981 through 1996 lived in the wooded area on coast of Ladoga lake, episodically visiting the city.
1998 – “Archive OK” (Delta gallery), St. Petersburg, a part of the V St. Petersburg biennale Fall Photo Marathon;
1999 – “Scales” in “А-Я” hall of the National Center for Contemporary Arts, SPb;
1999 – “My grandfather” (Delta gallery), St. Petersburg
2000 – “Confiscated life. Rescriptum.” 2000 –Ford Foundation grant for the project “Confiscated life” in the museum-apartment of S. M. Kirov in St. Petersburg and on the Internet;
2000 – «Northern Dryads» in «А-Я» hall of the National Center for Contemporary Arts, SPb;
2000 – «People. Things. ХХ century» (Delta gallery), St. Petersburg
2001 – «Hundred faces. Borey hypertext». BOREY ART art center, St. Petersburg 2005 – «Daughthers-mothers». Manege Central exhibition hall, under Dialogues VII International exhibits, St. Petersburg.
Selected group exhibits:
1976 – 1979 lots of local exhibits, art action with flutes;
1979 – Kuzukas (St. Kasimir Day) in Vilnius;
1986 – the City Day in Leningrad;
1998 – in memoriam of Boris Smelov (Delta gallery);
1998 – exhibit in Gatchina “Small theaters festival”;
1999 – participation in VI St. Petersburg biennale Fall Photo Marathon
2001 – Curator and participant of the exhibit «Still life and photography» in the exhibition halls of the State Museum of History of St. Petersburg;
2002 – Curator and participant of the exhibit «Portrait and photography» in the exhibition halls of the State Museum of History of St. Petersburg;
2002 – participation in St. Petersburg Fall Photo Marathon;
2002 – Curator and participant of the project «Portrait of an old house» the State Center of Photography, Ministry of Culture RF;
2003 – «St. Petersburg 2002» Manege Central exhibition hall;
2003 – Curator and participant of the exhibit «Streets-faces, years-houses» the State Center of Photography, Ministry of Culture RF in the exhibition halls of the State Museum of History of St. Petersburg;
Her works are represented:
In the Russian National Library SPb, Norton George collection, USA, Russian and overseas private collections and galleries. Curator of over 30 photography exhibits.
Selected curatorial exhibits in 2005:
Январь 2005 – Exhibition project «Playing associations» and «Newest stories» under the annual exhibit «St. Petersburg 2004». Manege Central exhibition hall, St. Petersburg. Traveling exhibits: Krasnoyarsk, Alma-Aty, Nizhny Novgorod.
March 2005 – Exhibit «The Two». Organizer: State Center of Photography. Tsvety exhibition hall, St. Petersburg
March-April 2005 – Exhibition project «Playing with space». Joint project of the State Center of Photography and TV Channel 5, St. Petersburg.
July 2005 – Festival «Open Photography», exhibits «Nevsky prospect panorama» and «Myths and legends of St. Petersburg». Organizers: Bureau «Kultsovet», State Center of Photography. Museum-apartment of A. S. Pushkin, St. Petersburg.
September 2005 – Exhibition of St. Petersburg photographers «St. Petersburg school. Silver prints». M’ARS gallery, Moscow
From 1999 through 2005 – Director of the project Baltic School of Photography, the State Center of Photography, Ministry of Culture RF and St. Petersburg society «А-Я». Senior research associate of the State Center of Photography, Ministry of Culture RF.
From fall of 2005 through summer of 2006 was one of the founders of the Foundation and school of photography “Peterburgskie fotomasterskie” (St. Petersburg Photo Studios).