Vlad Strukov (PhD) is a London-based multidisciplinary researcher, curator, and cultural practitioner, specializing in art, media, and technology crossovers. He is an associate professor at the University of Leeds, UK, working on global visual culture. He is currently carrying out a major research project, funded by the Swedish Research Council, on contemporary queer visual culture. He is the author and (co-)editor of many publications, including Contemporary Russian Cinema: Symbols of a New Era (2016), Russian Culture in the Age of Globalisation (2018), and Memory and Securitization in Contemporary Europe (2017). He makes regular appearances in international media such as Al Jazeera, American Public Radio, BBC, RBK, and others.
Andrei Zavadski (PhD) is a researcher and writer working at the intersection of memory studies, public history, media studies, and museum studies. He is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. He holds a dual MA in public history from the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences and Manchester University (2014) and a PhD in media and communication studies from Freie Universität Berlin (2020). He is a co-editor of Politics of Affect: The Museum as a Public History Space (2019). Based in Berlin, he is a co-founder of Public History Laboratory, Moscow, and a regular contributor to Colta.ru, openDemocracy Russia, and other publications.
Katerina Suverina is the coordinator of the publishing program at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and the curator of Garage Art Book Fair. She holds MA degrees in cultural studies and in public history, and is writing a doctoral dissertation on representations of historical trauma in contemporary Russian cinema. She is a guest lecturer at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, and at the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences, teaching courses on historical trauma, gender studies, and the sociology of contemporary art. She is a co-founder of Public History Laboratory, Moscow, and a co-editor of Politics of Affect: The Museum as a Public History Space (2019).
Yuri Yurkin is the director of the research department at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. He graduated from Perm State Pedagogical University with a degree in cultural studies and holds an MA in art history from the St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design. Before joining Garage in 2017, he worked at the Perm State Art Gallery and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. He curated the special project ‘Something’s Brewing’ at the 6th Moscow Biennale (2015). He regularly contributes to Aroundart.org, Colta.ru, Dialogue of Arts, and other media. He also teaches contemporary art history at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, and works as an artist and curator.
Anastasia Robakidze is an art historian and assistant curator of Garage Art Book Fair. She holds an MA in art history and theory from the Surikov Art Institute, Moscow. Prior to starting work at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, she worked as a commissioning editor at the A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theater Museum (2018–2019).
Eugénie Zvonkine (PhD) is an associate professor in the film studies department at the University of Paris 8. She writes on history and aesthetics in Soviet and post-Soviet cinema from the 1960s to the present day. She has published three monographs on Soviet and post-Soviet cinema, including Kira Mouratova: un cinéma de la dissonance (2012), and (co-)edited the collective volumes Cinéma russe, (r)évolutions (2018) and Ruptures and Continuities in Soviet/Russian Cinema: Styles, Characters and Genres Before and After the Collapse of the USSR (2019). She was also a regular contributor to Cahiers du cinéma from 2010 until 2020.
Dmitry Bezuglov is a Yekaterinburg-based translator, journalist, and curator of public programs at the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art. He holds an MA in philosophy from Ural Federal University (2013) and also studied sociology at the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences. In 2017, as part of the Arkady Dragomoshchenko Prize for poetry, an exhibition of his project ‘Golos stikh (Voice Fades / Voice, Verse)’ was held in St. Petersburg. His translation of the graphic novel Wilson by Daniel Clowes was long-listed for the Master award. He has written for Strelka Magazine, Gorky, Afisha, ArtGuide, aroundart.org, and other publications. At The Garage Journal he is responsible for editing collected volumes based on the journal’s special issues.
Luisa Santos (PhD) is an independent curator, researcher, and assistant professor at the Faculty of Human Sciences of the Catholic University of Portugal. She holds a PhD in culture studies from the Humboldt-Viadrina School of Governance, Berlin, and an MA in curating contemporary art from the Royal College of Art, London. In 2017, she initiated 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, a European Cooperation project involving eight institutions across Europe. She is a member of the editorial and scientific boards of several peer-reviewed journals, including Büchner-Verlag’s Yearbook of Moving Image Studies. For The Garage Journal she is co-editing a special issue on the moving image in museums.