Marina Shtager
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Marina Shtager

Art Gallery Managing DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Marina Shtager

Art Gallery Managing DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am an internationally established art consultant, curator, and gallerist. Prior to moving to London in 2014, I was the State Mariinsky Theatre press-attaché and the Managing Director of the Lazarev Gallery for over 8 years, during which time it became the largest and most prestigious contemporary art gallery in St Petersburg. My focus has always been towards quality with drive, which has enabled her to elevate the galleries I have managed to a level where they are recognised on a global platform. During my sabbatical to further her studies in London, I have been managed to continue overseeing the development of my own gallery the Shtager Gallery, which she established in Russia prior to her departure. My gallery continues to represent international artists with a focus on the contemporary miniatures and their work and has been exhibited at various art fairs in Europe and Asia. These endeavours provided to me the opportunity to generate numerous art shows based on my detailed knowledge and research, including those of the famous nonconformist Oleg Tselkov and German photographer Gunter Saches. I was one of the founders of the Saint Petersburg Gallery Association, which aims to establish an internal union of city gallerists and also a published author of various professional research studies that reveal the unknown pages of the history of the State Hermitage and the Mariinsky Theatre. My meticulous research is devoted to the reconstruction of the lost pantomime play “Heart of Marquise,” the first theatrical work for ballet scene by Leon Bakst, who later became the most famous artist of Diaghilev seasons of Russian ballet. I have been based in London (UK) since 2014.
Projects
  • Art Vilnius.
    Art Vilnius.Shtager Gallery on the Elephant&Castle experimental Space What does it mean to be “contemporary”? Boris Groys wrote about “con-temporary” art as a “comrade of time” and all the socio-political processes in which it is being made. Peter Osborne calls “contemporary” only post-conceptual art. The answer on this question is not definite: it is dynamic and conversation welcomes more participants, including ones from outside of the traditional borders of the art world.Elephant & Castle is a platform where the discussion about “contemporary” in art and society is taking place in multiple formats. We invite artists, writers, theorists, curators and other creatives to participate in a conversation about futures of art in practical, experimental way. We invite and welcome expression of interest in organisation of exhibitions, lectures, performances, texts, education programs, etc.We welcome expression. www.shtagergallery.co.uk
Work history
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    Project ManagerMorris Associates
    Internship
    I took part in several exhibition projects
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    FounderShtager Gallery
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Shtager Gallery on Elephant & Castle is a platform where the discussion about “contemporary” in art and society is taking place in multiple formats. We invite artists, writers, theorists, curators and other creatives to participate in a conversation about futures of art in practical, experimental way. We invite and welcome expression of interest in organisation of exhibitions, lectures, performances, texts, education programs, etc.
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Skills
  • Article Writer
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Exhibit Design
  • Exhibition Management
  • Art Curation
  • Art Sales
  • Art Criticism
  • Art Dealing
  • Art Catalogue
  • Art Blogger
Education
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    Contemporary ArtSotheby’s institute
     - New York, United States
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    LawSt Petersburg State University
     - Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Intellectual Property
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