Andrey Martynov - Senior International Curator

"My main interest in art are mostly concentrated in international contemporary photography and printmaking with very wide ‘geography’ including all continents like Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australia, Africa (briefly)

During my artistic carrier as a curator I have organized over 200 different scale International art exhibitions mostly in Russia in over 25 different towns including Moscow, St.Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Krasnoyarsk, Ekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Nizny Novgorod, Vladivostok etc. (mostly towns with population over 1 mln citizens), but also in Belgium, France, Italy, Japan, Germany, South Korea, USA, etc ."

Most remarkable and powerful projects are:

“Henry Moore: Master Printmaker” (curator of the project at Russian side as a part of “Russian Ring” project organized by British Council, UK), 2007

Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art 2008-2016 (mostly administrative job, but also as a curator of special projects)

Novosibirsk International Graphic Biennial/Triennial as a co-curator and curator since 1999

“ANIGMA” – International Festival of Digital art 2003-2007

“Different Dimension” – International Festival of contemporary photography –at the Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Russia, since 2006 until now.

“the FACE: portrait evolution in photography” – traveling show with 16 exhibits in Russia, France, Italy, Japan, Germany, USA.

Retrospective solo show of Roger Ballen, South Africa, 2012-2019 (traveling show to 10 Museums in Russian Federation)

“Real in Irreal” – Korea/Russia Media Art Today, Wooyang Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeongiu, South Korea, 2015

“NIRVANA: Korean contemporary art in Moscow”, VDNH, Pavilion № 13 in cooperation with Museum of Oriental arts, Russia, 2016

“Behind the Mask: Rose of Modernity”. The Museum Center “Ploshad Mira” (in cooperation with the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts). 18.09 – 18.11.2019

“Russian Icons: The light of the North”, Seosomun Shrine History Museum, Seoul, Korea. 25.11.2021 – 27.02.2022

“Kandinsky, Malevich & Russian Avant-Garge”, Sejong Museum of Art, Korea. 31.12.2021 – 17.04.2022

Jury member:

the 14th Seoul_Space International Print Biennial, 2006; the 5th Ural Print Triennial, 2007; the Photo contest in Spilimbergo, Italy (organized by CRAF), 2009; 14th International Biennial Print Exhibition, R.O.C., The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, 2010; the St. Petersburg Photovernisage-2010, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2010; 1st International Mezzotint Festival, Ekaterinburg, Russia, 2011; the 2nd International Mezzotint Festival, Ekaterinburg, Russia, 2013; the Korea Artist Prize 2015, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea, 2015; the 3rd International Mezzotint Festival, Ekaterinburg, Russia, 2015; etc.

Portfolio review:

Spilimbergo, Italy, 2009

Landskrona Foto Festival, Sweden, 2016

the Gangwon International Biennale, South Korea, 2017

Kazakhstan Foto Festival, Astana, 2018

Invited lector:

Chungang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2018; Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo, Japan, 2018; Gachon University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2019


International award of photography, CRAF, Spilimbergo, Italy, 2009

“Arezzo&Fotografia”, Arezzo, Italy, 2012 - for special project “the FACE: portrait evolution in photography”.

Official positions:

2017-2018 Art Director of the Novosibirsk Graphic Triennial at the Novosibirsk State Art Museum

2017 art advisor of the Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow (temporal)

2008-2016 invited General Director of the Moscow Biennale Art Foundation, independent curator of international art projects

2004-2008 art director of the Novosibirsk State Art Museum

1999-2003 art director of the LeVall Gallery, Novosibirsk RUSSIA

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