Maria Alekseevna Nasimova was born March 15, 1989, Moscow. She graduated from the Russian State University for the Humanities majoring in organization management. Then she took her master’s degree in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmith College (University of London, UK), she defended her graduation thesis Emotional Reaction on Contemporary Art Objects of Sophie Calle Through the Phenomenological Concept of Maurice Merleau-Ponty ‘Collision of a Body and World’.
Up to 2013 she worked in several leading Russian art-venues: Vinzavod, the Contemporary Art-Center, Contemporary Art Problems Institute, Four Public. Creative Project. The following projects were realized during that period: the 3rd Moscow Contemporary Art Biennale (special program), development of the Art-Management and Gallery Business educational program, supervision of public-art projects, organization of large exhibitions, lectures and scientific conferences.
From February 2013 she is the main curator of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center. More than 10 large projects which were of great interest among people and critics were carried out by the exhibition department of the Museum under the guidance of Maria Nasimova during two years. Among them: Le Corbusier – the Architect of a Book, Andy Warhol: Ten Famous Jews of the 20th Century, Estranged Paradise. Chinese Contemporary Art from DSL Collection, Contemporaries of the Future. The Jewish Artists in the Russian Avant-Garde. 1910-1980, Alfred Eisenstaedt. The Father of Photojournalism and others. In 2014 Maria Nasimova was listed among the most influential people in the sphere of the Russian Art according to the Art Newspaper Russia which evaluated the merits of the realized exhibition projects of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center.