Elena Oleynikova

Лена Олейникова

Elena Oleynikova

Elena Oleinikova — gallerist, curator, art-event manager

Elena Oleynikova was born September 1, 1969 in Perm. She went to school number 124 and then received extensive higher education (teacher, psychologist and economist) in Perm Pedagogical Institute and Perm State University.
From 1996 to 2008 she worked as a financial director in a private company. Since 2008 — the founder, owner and art director of the first private gallery of contemporary art «Green Art» in Perm. Since than she acts as an independent curator of contemporary art exhibitions as well as curator of the regional Russian and international festivals. Among them — festival «Live Perm» (2009, 2010), festival «White Nights» (Perm, 2011 — 2013)
Over the years, she worked as director of the Perm Art Residence COUPLE (2012), art director of the Museum of Modern Art PERMM (2013), curator of federal project «Cultural Alliance» (2011 — 2014).
Winner of the Russian prize S.Kurehina contemporary art for the best curatorial project (2010).
In the begging Elena was actively engaged in promoting cultural projects in an effort to change the direction of development of modern Russian art.
Her gallery «Green -Art» became the center of exhibition activity, educational initiatives, a place to consolidate the formation of young artists and creative environment, sensitive to contemporary artistic practice. The new scale of its operations acquired in the «Perm cultural project» (2008 — 2013), in the implementation of which it has played a significant role. Since 2013 E.Oleynikova lives and works in Moscow, and from 2015 — in Montenegro.