In 1981, graduated from the Department of Art History and Theory of the Faculty of History at Lomonosov Moscow State University.
In 1991-1992, worked as co-curator at the Center of Contemporary Art in Moscow, in 1991-1995 – as artistic director at Gallery 1.0. In 1993-1997, was deputy director at Soros Center for Contemporary Art (Moscow). In 1994, curated the Russian Pavilion at San Paolo Biennale of Contemporary Art (Brazil), and the first large-scale exhibition of media art in Russia, NewMediaTopia.
Since 2004, works as artistic director at Stella Art Foundation (Moscow). Has curated over 50 exhibitions of the Foundation, including Ruin Russia (Scuola dell’arte di Tiraoro e Battioro, Venice, collateral event of the 52nd Venice Biennale, 2007), and That Obscure Object of Art (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 2008; Ca’ Rezzonico, Venice, collateral event of the 53rd Venice Biennial, 2009).
Author of numerous articles on contemporary art and photography, as well as two books: Photocentury (2002), and Lectures on the History of Photography (2007, 2012).