Elena Selina and Oleg Kulik

strelka courtyard
How does contemporary art influence the urban environment? How do they interact? What is the role of the curator in this process? Curator Elena Selina will offer her thoughts on these and other questions in a conversation with the artist Oleg Kulik.
Elena Selina has graduated from MGU as an art historian specialising in contemporary art of the 20th century. She has founded XL gallery one of the oldest and most influential contemporary art galleries in Moscow.  In April 2012 Elena Selina has announced the closure of XL Gallery activities and it’s transformation into XL Projects. She is also a curator of the 3d Moscow International Biennale of Young Art and a member of AICA (international association of art critiques). She has curated and organised 130 exhibitions.
Oleg Kulik is a performative artist. He has graduated from Kiev Art School (1979) and Kiev Geological Survey College (1982), and was awarded a scholarship by the Berlin Senate in 1996. He works in different genres: photo, video and sculpture. He is a permanent participant of key international exhibitions (Venice Biennale, Stambul Biennale, Biennale in Sao Paolo, exhibitions is Paris and Vien, Art-Moscow and etc.). In 2010 he became curator of Archstoyaniye exhibition.
“Interview,” a co-production of Strelka and Interview magazine, features interesting people talking about their life and work.