Marich is a curator, writer and contemporary art expert. Svetlana has been living in the UK from 2014. She graduated from Moscow State University in 2008 with MA in Journalism. While doing her PhD she taught an Alternative Media course at Moscow State University, exploring new forms of media and subcultures influence on them.
At this time, she was also the editor of the contemporary poetry section of “Delusionsist Magazine.” In 2008 she co-organized the exhibition “China, Forward!” and was appointed as Head of Phillips auction house in Russia. Marich worked on the third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, curated by Jean Hubert Martin (2009) and the fourth Biennale with Peter Weibel (2011).
Since 2014 she has been living in London and held the position of Worldwide Deputy Chairman at Phillips auction house. Marich also works as a curator and exhibition producer. Her latest projects include Zaha Hadid’s retrospective in 2015 and Anselm Kiefer’s solo show in 2017, both at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. As well as this, she curated Evgeniy Antufiev’s exhibition “When art became part of landscape”, Part II at the Konenkov Studiomuseum and Part III at the Multimedia Art Museum Moscow (Innovation prize nomination) followed by Antufiev’s special project for Manifesta 12 in Palermo.
In 2018 she launched ‘Future Talks,’ a series of conversations exploring ideas on future changes to subjects such as family, community, surveillance, technology, work and leisure. Since 2018 Marich has been working on the Malevich platform, building a new ecosystem for artists, museums, collectors and audiences.
Dr. of Law and speaker at Malevich Symposium Konrad Rotthege, is a corporate finance lawyer and author. He studied law and economics at the London School of Economics and the University of Hamburg, Germany. Konrad is based in London where he advises investors on cross border M&A transactions. He is truly passionate about art and history.
Leida is now based in Helsinki, Finland and is in charge of managing Malevich.io’s different projects.