Anastasia Kuryokhina

Wife, friend and companion of Sergey Kuryokhin, leader of Russian avant-garde of the 1980s.

Graduated from St. Petersburg State University and Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.
 
In 1996, after her husband’s death, together with Sergey Kuryokhin’s friends she founded the memorial international festival – SKIF(Sergey Kuryokhin International Festival), and Sergey Kuryokhin Charitable Foundation that produces festivals, publications, keeps an archive and helps musicians. 
 
Since 2005, she is artistic director at Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Center. She is also executive producer of several international festivals, such as SKIF, EthnoMechanicsElectroMechanics (festival of electronic arts), Megapolis (festival of home videos), Videoforma (video art festival), and ArtWall (street art festival). 
 
In 2009, founded the international Sergey Kuryokhin Prize in contemporary art. 

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