Alexander Burenkov is an independent contemporary art curator, writer and art director, curator of special projects of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. Formerly he was the curator at the V-A-C Foundation (2013–2016), chief curator at the experimental project space ISSMAG gallery (2016–2017) and chief specialist of the Regional Development Directorate of the National Center for Contemporary Art (ROSIZO-NCCA) (2017–2018). Recipient of Russia's Innovation Art Prize (2017) as the Curator of the Year for the exhibition «Planned obsolescence» at Miltronic body/digital gym center, in the framework of the parallel program of the V Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, 2016.
He has lectured in many art institutions and festivals like FutureEverything (Manchester, UK), Art Athina (Athens), Cyberfest (St. Petersburg), Microsoft Art Week, NCCA Moscow, Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, Garage museum of contemporary art, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Rodchenko Art School, ICA Moscow, «Art&Science Day» of Skolkovo Institute, RMA business school to name just a few. Burenkov writes on contemporary art and visual culture in various periodicals and has contributed to numerous publications (Aroundart, Colta, Afisha, Moscow Art Magazine, Lookatme, Calvert Journal, Dialogue of Arts, Strelka Magazine etc). www.sashaburenkov.com