organizers

Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation
Stella Art Foundation, Moscow

Comissioner

Stella Kesaeva, 
president of Stella Art Foundation, Moscow,
commissioner of the Russian Pavilion at the International Art Exhibition  La Biennale di Venezia in 2011, 2013 and 2015 


Since the creation of Stella Art Foundation in 2003 Stella Kesaeva has organized about 100 exhibitions in Moscow, Europe, Asia and America, These include 'Ruin Russia' at the Scuola dell’arte dei Tiraoro e Battioro (2007) and 'That Obscure Object of Art' at the Ca’ Rezzoniko (2009) both as part of the Collateral Events programme at the Venice Biennale. She has also realized a number of partner projects with major museums, including the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, where she presented 'That Obscure Object of Art' (2008), the 'in situ,' exhibition by Elena Elagina and Igor Makarevich, and Boris Orlov's 'Circle of Heroes'  (2010). 
Stella Kesaeva's museum projects in Russian include Ilya & Emilia Kabakov’s '"Incident in the Museum" and Other Installations' at the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (2004). She has also organized 'Mapplethorpe’s Rooms' at the Stella Art Foundation space in Moscow, and 'Vadim Zakharov. 25 Years on One Page' at the State Tretyakov Gallery (2006).
Stella Kesaeva works closely with the musical director and conductor Valery Gergiev. In 2008 she helped to organise the Russian premiere of Bill Viola’s production of Richard Wagner’s opera, 'Tristan and Isolde' at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. 


 

Curator

Udo Kittelmann

Born in 1958 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Since fall 2008, Udo Kittelmann has been the Director of the Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. In this position he is responsible for the Alte Nationalgalerie, Neue Nationalgalerie and the Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart — Berlin, as well as the Berggruen Museum, the Sammlung Scharf‐Gerstenberg and the Friedrichswerdersche Kirche.
Udo Kittelmann worked as a freelance curator from 1987 to 1993. From 1994 to 2001 he was the director of the Kölnischer Kunstverein (Cologne). In 2001, he was the Commissioner of the German Pavilion at The Venice Biennale, where the ‘Totes Haus u r’ project by Gregor Schneider won the Golden Lion award for best national pavilion.
Between 2002 and 2008, Udo Kittelmann was the director of the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt-am-Maine.
Udo Kittelmann is the author and editor of various publications and essays on art.
 
About Stella Art Foundation

Stella Art Foundation is a non-profit organization set up in
Moscow in November 2003 on the initiative of Stella Kesaeva in
order to support contemporary art. The Foundation has carried
out about 100 projects by Russian and foreign artists both
in Russia and abroad. The priority of the Foundation is
support and research in the field of conceptual art. The
Foundation has a collection of more than 1000 works of
art from the 20th and start of the 21st centuries.
Stella Art Foundation is a non-profit organization set up in Moscow in November 2003 on the initiative of Stella Kesaeva in order to support contemporary art. The Foundation has carried out about 100 projects by Russian and foreign artists both in Russia and abroad. The priority of the Foundation is support and research in the field of conceptual art. The Foundation has a collection of more than 1000 works of art from the 20th and start of the 21st centuries.

President: Stella Kesaeva
Director: Alexander Rytov
Director of Development: Nikolai Molok
Art Director: Vladimir Levashov