Participant Profile

Viktor Misiano

Russia / Italy

Viktor Misiano is a renowned art theorist and curator. His most recent curatorial project is a multidisciplinary initiative, “The Human Condition,” supported by the National Centre for Contemporary Arts and the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, both in Moscow, and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Also in Moscow, he was a curator of contemporary art at the Pushkin National Museum of Fine Arts and the Director of the Center for Contemporary Art.

Misiano served on the curatorial team of Manifesta 1, Rotterdam and curated the Russian section of the 3rd Istanbul Biennial, the 46th and 50th Venice Biennale, the 1st Valencia Bienal, Spain, the 25th and 26th São Paulo Bienal, the Central Asia Pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale, and the exhibitions Live Cinema/The Return of the Image: Video from Central Asia (2007–8), at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Progressive Nostalgia: Art from the Former USSR (2007), at Centro per l’arte contemporanea, Prato, Italy.

Founder and editor-in-chief of the Moscow Art Magazine and co-founder of the Manifesta Journal: Journal of Contemporary Curatorship, Misiano is the author of many articles, catalogues, and books. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Helsinki University for Art and Design. Misiano divides his time between Moscow, Russia, and Cisternino, Italy.