About us

Find out who stands behind Art Catch and its story

Founder

Yana Tibben

I was born and lived most part of my life in Moscow (Russia). Artistic scene in Russia is complex and vibrant, full of talents and emerging names. As a curator of one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Russia, I could daily feel its nerve dealing with young and established artists, large museums and alternative art spaces, independent and institutional curators, galleries and art fairs. It’s an unusual and highly interesting environment with a rich history behind, developing in its own way, but speaking the same artistic language as the rest of the world. This symbios is what we always wanted to demonstrate in the framework of our international program, including large-scale projects within a few editions of Biennale di Venezia. By founding Art Catch I’d like to follow that path, and also challenge the problem of accessibility and information which paradoxically exists in the digital age of this global world.


Our Team

Anastassia Dunaeva

Nastya is a (street) artist creating abstract graffiti in urban space and as well on canvas and paper. She’s also engaged in theoretical research of street culture and participates in art residencies and events dedicated to street art. She graduated from Art & Design school at HSE (Moscow) and is currently studying at the Institute of Contemporary Art (Moscow). Within Art Catch, Nastya is responsible for mounting videos, exhibition catalogues design and all creative ideas related to our social media, both in terms of design and content. Nastya lives and works in Moscow, Russia.

Roman Oganesian

Roman is an independent designer & art-director. His Interests range from classic product design to digital and VR. Roman has worked with such companies as Nike, The State Tretyakov Gallery, VK, GARAGE Museum of Contemporary Art. In Art Catch, he’s responsible for the general visual style, aesthetics and design of the platform and it’s brand, as well as for the design of the online exhibitions. Roman lives and works in Moscow, Russia

Natalia Schipakina

Natalia is an independent curator, graduate of the Free Arts & Sciences faculty (a joint program of Bart College, New York) in Art History and Curatorial Research. She’s been a co-curator of the media-art festival “101” in St. Petersburg (2015-2017), editor of a catalogue of Kuryokhin Prize (2019), coordinator of Curatorial Forum by National Center for Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg. Natalia curates the Art Catch educational program, coordinates our partner projects and is responsible for editing exhibition catalogues. Natalia lives and works in Utrecht, Netherlands.


Our Information Partner

Triumph Gallery

Triumph Gallery was established in 2006 as a commercial art space and an art institution, cooperating extensively with state and private cultural institutions in order to develop and promote contemporary art in Russia. It runs a series of regular umbrella projects encouraging development of an diverse art scene in the country: Launchpad and Young Lions projects (in partnership with Moscow Museum of Modern Art) support young artists; Method project establishes a dialogue between two artists working with similar media; Extension is an international group exhibition of the artists representing one country, and many others. The gallery launches regular public talks and publishes regular catalogues with research articles. Since 2013, a Department of Research Arts project has been established, which aims at organizing interdisciplinary projects in social sciences and contemporary art. In 2015, Triumph showed personal exhibitions of AES+F and Recycle Group as Collateral Events of the 56th Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art.

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