Artist and curator Lera Lerner practices socially engaged art. She focuses on interdisciplinary and hybrid projects connecting scientists, artists, museum workers, and people from the public places in the participatory art practices. She also researches the processes and ethics of spontaneous communication in an urban environment through performance and installation.
Lera graduated from the Pro Arte Program for contemporary artists and completed the MA program in Curatorial Studies at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences of St. Petersburg State University. She participated in the Manifesta 10 International Biennial, IV and V Moscow International Biennial of Young Art, 4th and 5th Art Prospect Festival, V International Baltic Biennial of Contemporary Art, VI Ural Industrial Biennial, the 14th Contemporary Art in the Traditional Museum Festival, and the XIII Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale. Lera was nominated for the Innovation X prize and for the X and XI Sergey Kuryokhin Prize for contemporary art.