We are pleased to inform you about updates of Pro Helvetia Moscow team.
In 2021 Natalia Ruchkina will be a Head ad interim of Pro Helvetia Moscow. She will take over the responsibility for managing the activities of the Liaison Office, and continue to strengthen and develop cultural exchange between Switzerland and Russia.
We are happy to welcome a new colleague of our team – Valentina Anufrieva, a specialist in contemporary art and culture. She will work on projects from Ekaterinburg and help develop the network of regional partnerships. Valentina joined our team in February, 2021.
Natalia Ruchkina is a pianist, musicologist, art manager, co-founder of the International Forum for Young Art Researchers “Science Spring” under the patronage of the State Institute for Art Studies.
She has worked extensively in the sphere of arts and culture, from working on the ideas, music directing, expert advising and enlarging partner network, to organization of processes, team management and strategic development. Laureate of international competitions, she performed in Russia and abroad. Natalia’s scientific articles are devoted to the issues of contemporary music and have been published in “Observatory of Culture”, “Music and Time”, etc. She is a visiting lecturer at the National Research University Higher School of Economics and Moscow Film School Universal University.
Natalia has MA in Music Performance from the State Classical Academy and MA in Media Production in Creative Industries from the Higher School of Economics. She upgraded her musicological skills at the postgraduate courses of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory and the State Institute for Art Studies. Natalia got a Ph.D. in Art Criticism.
In 2020, Natalia joined Pro Helvetia Moscow team as a programme manager in charge of music and residencies.
Valentina Anufrieva – сurator and manager of interdisciplinary projects (Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, Ural Branch of Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts). She is a graduate of the Yeltsin Urals Federal University, Faculty of Philosophy (specialization in ethics, aesthetics, and art management). For some time she was the head of the development department at the Ekaterinburg Puppet Theatre. Since 2017 she has been working at the Ural branch of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (NCCA).