Vasiliy Tsereteli

Executive Director of MMOMA, Art director of the International Festival and School “Territory” since 2014

Vasiliy Tseriteli was born in 1978 in Tbilisi and lived there with his family up until 8th grade when he moved to New York where he graduated from the United Nations Mission School. He continued his education at Parsons School of Design and in 2000 he graduated from Higher School of Visual Arts and Design as a Bachelor of Fine Arts. 2012 he graduated from Moscow School of Management Skolkovo. Upon his return to Moscow in 2001 Mr. Tsereteli was appointed Head of International Arts Department and then Executive Director of Moscow Museum of Modern Art established 1999. Being a painter, illustrator, photographer, sculptor, author of several video installations, participant of numerous performances and exhibitions, Mr. Tseriteli is also the Vice President of Russian Academy of Arts and Head of its Innovative Art Trends Department, member of Moscow Union of Artists and Association of Art Critics, jury member of Kandinsky Prize and Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award as well as member of organizing committee of Moscow International Biennale for Young Art.

Vasily Zereteli is also member of the Civic Chamber of Central Federal District and Chairman of its Commission on implementation of social projects in the field of culture and moral education as well as member of contest commission of Central Federal District’s Culture and Arts Prize. In 2012 he topped the list of 50 most influential people in contemporary Russian art according to “Art Khronika” magazine. In 2013 Mr. Tsereteli became a member of the Public Council of the Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation and one of the Board of Trustees of National Centre of Contemporary Arts.