Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, has always been renowned for its rich cultural and artistic scene. In September of this year, the city witnessed a unique event in the realm of contemporary art - the exhibition "What Happened, When."
Maria Polnikova, the art director and producer of this extraordinary exhibition, brought her unique vision and mission to the project. A recognized art director and exhibition producer in cultural institutions such as MMOMA, House Of Narkomfin, and the Museum of Moscow, Maria Polnikova is not only a talented art director of large and culturally significant projects in the art sphere but also a passionate collector and the author of several educational programs at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. These programs focus on training exhibition curators, exhibition project managers, and art producers in culture. She is the recipient of the prestigious "Garage Museum Prize 2022" and the creator of "Zakadrom," the first and only recruiting agency in Russia specializing in recruiting personnel for the cultural industry.