Curators

Katya Porutchik is the curator of kids and family programmes at GES-2. The curator of Archstoyanie Kids (2016, 2017), co-curator of The Art of Action course of the Cascade Project (2018-2020). She has been working with children and teenagers for the last 10 years and enjoys it.

Polina Zotova is the curator of kids and family programmes at GES-2, an art historian and an audio describer. For many years she supervised kids, volunteer and inclusive programmes at MMOMA. She designed and taught children’s courses at the Triumph Gallery, the Izmailovo Gallery, Britannia School and K1ds Arts Club.

Authors and programme leaders

Liudmila Kolotusha is a teacher, a speech pathologist and a sign language translator. She was a senior teacher at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, a teacher at the State Educational Institution SKOSHI 30, a speech therapist at the preschool department of the independent non-profit Free School. She is an author and presenter of the GES-2 — here it is! programme for people with hearing disabilities.

Vlad Kolesnikov, who has a hearing impairment,  is a sign language teacher and special education specialist, a curator of accessibility and diversity & inclusion programmes in V–A–C’s educational department. He teaches supplementary education at School No. 52 for children with hearing disabilities. He is author and a presenter of the GES-2 — here it is! programme for people with hearing disabilities, co-curator of the GES-2 — here it is! and Laboratory of Wish Granters programmes.

Maria Osetyanskaya is an art historian, art therapist, and psychologist. She worked at MMOMA, where she developed and led excursions and held lectures and master classes for children and adults. Her interests include psychotherapy, art therapy, contemporary art and children, and the Russian North. She is author and presenter of the GES-2 — here it is! programme for neurodivergent people.

Nadia Ishkinyaeva is an artist, organizer of exhibitions and educational projects, teacher and volunteer at a neuropsychiatric boarding school, founder and editor of the @insider_outsidera Telegram channel on the theory of disability. She is author and presenter of the GES-2 — here it is! programme for neurodivergent people.

Ira Svetlichnaya is an artist, teacher, photographer, and author of educational projects. She is author and a presenter of the Laboratory of Wish Granters programme for neurodivergent people.

Zhenya Fomina is a vocalist, performance artist, scholar. She is a presenter of the Laboratory of Wish Granters programme for neurodivergent people.

Nyu Simakina is a performance artist, actress, vocalist, and dancer who works in site-specific theatre, classical, bodily and voice performance, and also video art and participatory art. She is author and a presenter of the Laboratory of Wish Granters programme for neurodivergent people.

Fevralina Pokrovskaya is a scholar of bodily and voice practices, director, vocalist, voice and body therapist. She is founder of the Voice Body Laboratory, author and a presenter of the Laboratory of Wish Granters programme for neurodivergent people.

Oleg Makarov is a composer, sound artist, media artist, teacher, developer of interactive hardware and software systems and tools who has participated in international festivals and exhibitions of contemporary art. He explores algorithms for the interaction of sound, motion, and video in interactive graphics programming systems. He is author and presenter of the Amateur sound electronics programme.