Participant Profile

Lana Sokolova


As local projects manager at YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Sokolova oversees creative projects with a focus on urban revival and cultural dialogue. In 2013, she organized a major public art festival with a theme of interactivity featuring ten works by artists from Azerbaijan, the UK, Russia, the US, Georgia and the Netherlands at sites throughout Baku. She sought to bring contemporary Azerbaijani art to American audiences and to forge new collaborations with art institutions, galleries and cultural centers. She also welcomed the opportunity to meet artists and arts professionals and to improve her managerial skills.