Director of the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow.
Education: graduated from the psychology faculty of the Moscow State University, Ph.D. in Psychology (Psychology of art).
1984-1995: curator of Russian and foreign art exhibitions in Russia and abroad.
1987-1995: author and director of documentary films:
‘Krivoarbatski Pereulok, 12’: on the work of the Russian architect K. Melnikov (prize at the Lausanne Festival of Architectural Films)
‘The Black Square’ – on Russian avant-garde art 1953-1988 (the Paris Critics prize at Cannes, ‘Golden Plate’ in Chicago; 1st prize at the First All-Union Festival of Documentary Films; 1st prize in Bombay, 1st prize in Rotterdam, special prize at the London Festival)
'In Search of a Happy End’ (1st prize at the Pompidou Centre Documentary Films Competition)
‘Dina Verni’ (Prize at the UNESCO Film Festival in Paris)
1988 – Organiser of the First Festival of Russian Underground Art in Finland
1990-1996- President of the ‘Art of the End of the Century’ Association
1996- Organiser and art-director of the First International Month of Photography in Moscow ‘Photobiannual- 1996’
1996- Founder and director of the museum “Moscow House of Photography”, set up by the Moscow Government, since 2003 –Multimedia Art Center.
1997-2008 - organiser and art-director of the festivals ‘Moscow through the Eyes of Russian and Foreign Photographers’, ‘Sports and Photography’,
‘Photobiannual -1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008,2009’;
‘Fashion and Style in Photography 1999, 2001,2003, 2005, 2007’.
Between 1996 and 2009, О. Sviblova organized more than 500 exhibitions of Russian photography abroad, in Moscow and in other Russian cities. During the last several years the “Moscow House of Photography” (Multimedia Art Center) set up a number of shows at many important museums and exhibition halls of the world, including:
«New Beginning. Contemporary Art from Moscow», Düsseldorf (Germany) May-June 2003;
«Soviet Photography, 1920-1930» (Winterthur Photo-Museum, Switzerland), 2004;
Retrospective Exhibition of the works of Dmitri Baltermants at the European House of Photography, Paris, France, February – May 2005;
Seven photo exhibitions for the «Europalia» Festival (Belgium), in particular, the exhibition Contemporary Russian Photography «Street Art and Fashion», October 2005 - January 2006;
«Quiet Resistance. Russian Pictorial Photography 1900-1930». Sumerset House. London, Great Britain, November 2005- February 2006.
Show of the «АЕS+F» Group «The Green Paradise» at the Passage de Retz, Paris, November 2007- January 2008;
Show of the «АЕS+F» Group at the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, USA, December 2007- March 2008;
Show of the «АЕS+F» Group at the Museum of Modern Art MACRO, Rome. Italy, February - April 2008;
«Quiet Resistance. Russian Pictorial Photography 1900-1930». Istanbul Мodern, February - April 2008;
Retrospective exhibition of Alexander Rodchenko’s works at the Hayward Gallery, London, Great Britain, February – April, 2008;
Exhibition «Russian Dreams...”, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, 2008;
2007 Olga Sviblova was the curator of the Russian Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art.
In 2009 Olga Sviblova is the curator of the Russian Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art.
Gold Medal of Paris;
Medal of the City of Moscow (850th Anniversary of Moscow and the International Youth Games in Moscow);
Honorary Degree of the Moscow Duma;
Order ‘For Services Rendered to the Homeland’ (second degree);
State Award in culture of the French Republic (Academic Palm Branch)
Order of Friendship for contributing to the development of Russia’s cultural ties.
- In 2006 Olga Sviblova was named “Best Curator of Contemporary Art”
(“Innovation” Contest, Moscow, 2006)
- Decorated with the Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur, France