Art Russia

Contemporary Art Fair and International Art forum

About event

From March 30 to April 2, 2023 at the Art Russia fair in Gostiny Dvor 31 galleries and more than 100 independent authors: painters, photographers, sculptors demonstrated their works. More than 50 experts in contemporary art, art business and related niches spoke at the art forum.

Over 35,000 people visited the fair over 4 days.

Art Russia 2023 raised important topics: monetization of art by novice authors, the value of creativity in an era of change, promotion of rare trends and prospects for the development of Russian art.

The very young creative generation was also covered. At the fair there was a workshop where children made their own plaster figures, customized clothes, created stained glass windows and amazing desserts.

Without a doubt, the 4th Art Russia Fair will be remembered as one of the most grandiose events in the sphere of contemporary art in 2023.

Participants 2023

Speakers 2023

Sergey Pershin

CEO of ANO «Center for Support of Cultural Initiatives», head of the art cluster «Tavrida».

Alina Saprykina

Executive Director of the Sergiev Posad Museum Reserve Curator. Lecturer at Moscow State University Lomonosov. Ex-Head of the Section of City Museums of the Union of Museums of Russia. General Director of the Museum of Moscow 2013-2019.

Yuri Omelchenko

Founder and host of the ARTpatrol contemporary art media project, co-owner Omelchenko Gallery, auctioneer.

Polina Askeri

Collector, gallery owner, founder of the online platform «» and the Moscow gallery of modern art ASKERI GALLERY.

Elizaveta Frolova

Curator, art critic, co-author of books on art, co-founder of the Art Russia fair.

Igor Slozhenko

Co-owner of ArtPost Company.

Krestina Lantsova

Executive director of ARTLIFE, art producer of ARTLIFE FEST. Member of the Board of Directors of the ARTLIFE charity foundation, art consultant.

Dmitry Barsenkov

Director of the Tula creative cluster «Octava».

Elena Davydova

Executive Director of the Center for Contemporary Art «MARS».

Ivan Kokorin

Theater and film actor, reader of the Moscow State Philharmonic Society, curator of the acting course at the A. Mitta film school, nominee for the Golden Mask award in 2018, more than 70 film roles («9th Company», «Chic», «The Last Armored Train» and etc.).

Alena Alekseeva

Curator, art blogger, publicist and author of programs on building strategies for the creative profession, speaker of many art festivals.

Tamara Tanatarova

Curator of contemporary art practices, art critic, entrepreneur. Co-founder of the international project to support and mentor artists Founder of street art gallery NoDoubt, exhibition project Earth.

Sabina Chagina

Art director, head of the Urban + Art direction of the Center for Contemporary Art Winzavod, co-founder of the ARTMOSPHERE street art biennale, curator of the media art exhibition Supernovae.

Asya Baskaeva

Producer of the direction «fine art» of the art cluster «Tavrida».

Valia Paella

Digital artist, communication specialist.

Asya Golubeva

Performer, director, contemporary artist, Art Director of the Eugenius Gallery of Contemporary Art (Nizhny Novgorod)".

Victor Klimenko

Expert in creative industries, director of Siberian Design Centre and founder of creative cluster Penates.

Anastasia Voronina

Art critic, Deputy Director of Siberian Design Centre.

Olga Kai

Metavers marketer, consultant, teacher at the school of multimedia named after Rodchenko, speaker of conferences at MGIMO, ITMO, Center for Contemporary Art. S. Kuryokhin, MIXR, Neforum and others. Author of the Telegram channel «Metaversoshnaya» and the podcast «Metaversnaya Pravda».

Dmitry Krasnikov

Russian scientist, specialist in the field of physical chemistry, catalysis, carbon materials; Candidate of European Sciences (kinetics and catalysis, 2016), author of more than 50 scientific papers, 5 patents for inventions.

Maria Ponomareva

Screenwriter and director of documentaries, participant and laureate of domestic and foreign film festivals.

Olga Ustinova

Expert in the field of scientific communication. Deputy Head of PR Service at Skoltech.

Andrey Sukhinin

President of the International Environmental Education Platform GOLDEN TURTLE.

Ekaterina Fominykh-Kapitsa

Head of the Khodynka Gallery of Contemporary Art, Association «Exhibition Halls of Moscow».

Julia Yakubovich

Artist, curator, art critic, collector, founder of the Yulia Yakubovich studio and the YY Modern Art Find project.

Curators 2023

Elizaveta Frolova

Curator, art critic, co-author of books on art, Co-founder of the Art Russia Fair.

Ekaterina Smolyannikova

Art lawyer, art manager, High End Academy manager Cartier Middle East, Sotheby’s Institute of art Alumni, collector.

Larisa Udovichenko

Program Director.

Children's stand

In 2023, the Art Russia fair presented the works of a new generation of artists under the age of 18 at a separate stand.

Young artists are the ones who shape the future of art. Tomorrow they will be the ones who will set trends, develop Russian art and present it to the world. Therefore, it is especially important to support talents at the beginning of their creative journey.

For young artists, participation in the children's stand was an opportunity to express themselves, be inspired for further education, and became a bright and significant case in their portfolio.

The theme of the Children's stand in 2023 is “Worlds of the Future.” The stand presented both works on canvas and architectural models, art objects, collages and assemblages, animated drawings, as well as digital art and works with augmented reality.