Maria Gorodeckaya


  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me


I'm a practising artist and an experienced photographer. As part of my artistic practice I do a lot of research and I organise social events, such as exhibitions and public discussions. I have worked for several galleries including Garage Centre for Contemporary Art and Culture My duties included researching artists, contacting press, managing volunteers. I have also worked for Regina Gallery, I've undertaken administrative and invigilation work, which further emphasized for me the importance of having a keen eye for detail, being vigilant in the exhibition space and ensuring that the visitor’s experience is rewarding. Aside from my passion for Arts, I have always had an interest in Publishing and Magazines. I have worked as a Photo Editor in Afisha and PORT Magazines in Moscow. With this experience I have developed an understanding of the way online and offline publishing operates. I have worked under pressure of tight deadlines, I briefed and assigned photographers, managed archives and databases. I am outspoken, hardworking and responsible.



  • Visual Arts
  • Commercial Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Picture Editing
  • Fine Art
  • Conference
  • Creative Event
  • Social Event
  • Multi-media Artist
  • Art
  • Event Organisation
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Photoshop
  • Photograghy
  • Organising Exhibitions

Work history


Photo Editor

Port Magazine, Moscow

Apr 2013 - Sep 2013
  • Responsibilities included organising photo shoots (selecting photographers, booking models, finding locations), as well as finding all visual material for the upcoming issue.


Digital Communications Manager

Strelka Institute, Moscow

Nov 2012 - Apr 2013
  • Responsibilities included updating all social media accounts associated with the institute. Marketing and developing new strategies to promote Strelka, including advertisements for new Strelka Press publications and developing projects with other organisations.


Researcher & Communications Manager

Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture London/moscow

May 2011 - Sep 2011
  • That included an internship in the London office (research, contacting press and artists), as well as managing volunteers in Moscow for the Museum of Everything in Russia project.


Freelance Journalist

Look At Me, Moscow

Nov 2010 - May 2011
  • Responsibilities included selecting, writing about and photographing exhibition highlights for the Contemporary Art in London section of the online magazine. Contributing commissioned articles about contemporary art.


Photo Editor

AFISHA Magazine

Aug 2008 - Sep 2009
  • Responsibilities included generating new content ideas, organising photo shoots (selecting photographers, booking models, finding locations), sourcing visual content for the magazine.




Goldsmiths, University of London

Aug 2013 - Aug 2015


    BA Photography

    Camberwell College of Arts

    Aug 2009 - Aug 2012