Olesya Turkina

Olesya Turkina, critic and curator, is a Senior Research Fellow at the State Russian Museum and Head of the MA Program in Curatorial Studies at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Smolny College), St. Petersburg State University. She has worked on numerous exhibitions, including Manifesta 10 (St. Petersburg, 2014), Art Basel Miami Beach (2006) and the 48th Venice Biennale (1999), and contributed to numerous publications. Recent books include The Life of Remarkable Monroe (with Viktor Mazin, 2014), Soviet Space Dogs (Fuel London, 2014). Since 1999 she is a member of Russian Federation of Cosmonautics.