Liza Savina

Curator & Producer.
Liza graduated from the Saint Petersburg Humanitarian University of Trade Unions with a degree in art marketing.

She began her career as a curator in the mid-2000s at the Ars Magna photo gallery, quickly establishing herself as one of the most active representatives of the Russian art scene.

In 2009, she became the managing partner of the AL Gallery, a contemporary art gallery.

In 2013, she founded the SPARTA Curatorial Agency and SAVINA GALLERY, and in 2014, she entered the Top-100 main people in the Russian art according to The Art Newspaper Russia.

Since 2017, Liza has been focusing on curatorial and educational projects. She teaches art management at the RMA Business School in Moscow, and the Masters School in St. Petersburg, in 2017/2018 she supervises the educational program of the special project of the 4th Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art (Tyumen, Russia).

In 2017, she founded the Sparta Foundation for Cultural Initiatives. In 2018, the Foundation launched the Smart Urban platform, which develops initiatives in the field of culture and urbanism, and also integrates cultural projects as a tool for city marketing.

Since 2019, Liza Savina has been the curator and producer of the New Cultural Geography city project in St. Petersburg.

In 2019, Savina curated the Sounds of the Perfect Past project at the Vietnam History Museum in Hanoi, organized by the Sparta Foundation for Cultural Initiatives in cooperation with the 21st Century Hermitage Foundation, Gazprom International and the State Hermitage Museum.

In 2020, Savina acted as a producer of the project "Measure of Chaos. Science as a Way of Communication" (St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk) within the framework of the international program Museum 15/24, implemented by the State Hermitage Museum and the Hermitage XXI Century Foundation.

In 2021, she led the development of the Science Quarter project together with Deputy President of the Russian Academy of Sciences S.V. Lyulin. The project was presented at the closing ceremony of the Year of Science and Technology.

In 2020-2021 The Foundation team developed and tested the methodology of creative design laboratories as an alternative to open competitions and developing practices for young talents, which showed high efficiency.

11:00 — 11:45
Public Talk
Estrada Theatre "Yantar-Hall", Agat Premium Conference Hall
Lenina st., 11, Svetlogorsk, Kaliningrad Oblast