Art historian, curator and critic. Between 1991 to 1996, she created the collection of Russian contemporary art in the Russian State Museum in St. Petersburg (Gosudarstvenny Russky Muzey). In 2005 she received her Ph.D. at the Philosophy Department of St. Petersburg University. She has written many books on 20th-century art, including Everything and Nothing: Symbolic Figures in Post-War Twentieth-Century Art (2004, 2011) and Postmodernism (2007). She lives and works in St. Petersburg.