Lizaveta Matveeva was a participant in the 2017 edition of the Global Cultural leadership Programme.
Lizaveta lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia. She focuses on the themes of creative spaces and incubators, self-organizing art initiatives, artist-in-residencies, research based curatorial projects, social engaged art and art as a tool for community engagement. She works as a project manager in the international organization CEC ArtsLink which encourages multi-cultural collaborations between former Soviet republics, Russia and USA. She also co-curated the artist-run space LUDA gallery together with artist and curator Peter Belyi. Besides working in these organizations Lizaveta also curates exhibitions independently in museums, galleries and self-orgaized spaces (recent shows: The Whole World Is Not Accessible To My Gaze (in co-curation with Francesca Altamura), The Carillon Gallery, Tarrant County College, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, 2019; The New Blockheads (Assistant curator), Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland, 2019; Frozen, Project START, Winzavod Art Center, Moscow, Russia, 2019; Oh, Zine, You Are The World!, Library of Book Graphics, St. Petersburg / GROUND Gallery, Moscow, Russia, 2018; Dairy, Museum of Freud’s Dreams, St. Petersburg, 2017; Guises. More than Reality, State Theater Museum, St. Petersburg, 2016-2017; Shape of Unseen, Winzavod, Moscow, 2016; The New Blockheads, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 2016) and advises established institutions about St. Petersburg contemporary art-scene (Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; New Museum, NYC, USA). She is also one of the founders of the independent artist-run art fair in St. Petersburg, and she curates an alternative art fair SAM Fair at the Museum of Street Art, St. Petersburg.
“For me experiencing GCLP session in Athens was more than just useful. The week spent with talented tutors and participants gave me a broad understanding of international and local contexts and a possibility for intense peer-to-peer exchange between me and my colleagues. In ordinary life we unfortunately rarely meet with cultural professionals from other parts of the world. But GCLP gives an opportunity to not only meet but also spend the whole week together in order to find possible connections for future cross-cultural collaborations.”
In order to introduce themselves and their organizations, the participants prepared a poster.