Judging Panel

Marat Guelman is a gallerist, curator, art manager and publicist. In 1990 he opened one of the first Russian private contemporary art galleries, which participated in global art events, such as FIAC (Paris) and ARCO (Madrid). In 1999 Gelman’s gallery created the project for the Russian Pavilion at Venice Biennale. Marat was the head of Perm Museum of Contemporary Art (PERMM) in 2008–2013. He was a member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation in 2010–2012. Marat is one of the co-founders of Dukley European Art Community and was the head of this project until 2022.

Elena Dubinets is the Artistic Director at London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO). Previously she held top artistic planning positions at the Atlanta and Seattle symphony orchestras. In 2018 Elena was included in the list of Musical America’s Professionals of the Year. She has envisioned and brought to successful premieres more than 100 new works by composers from all over the globe, organized tours to four continents, and overseen multiple Grammy-winning recording projects. She has taught at universities in the US, Russia and Costa Rica and has published five books.

Margarita Kiryushkina is an international art, NFT and web3.0 expert and advisor with a background in finance. At her art advisory Neue Projects she advises clients on art dealing on the primary and secondary market. Margarita also provides consultancy and business expertise for artists, collectors, and female entrepreneurs within the NFT industry. She worked at Leila Heller Gallery, the Contemporary Art Digital Art Fair (CADAF), ArtBnk, an AI-driving art valuation platform, EuroCity Bank, and the FinTech company, PitchBook Data. 

Helena Nikonole is a new media artist, independent curator, and educator. Interested in hybrid art, bio-semiotics and Artificial Intelligence, she explores the potential possibilities and risks of technology to understand the modern technology- and media-determined world. Helena presents lectures and workshops in the field of Art & Science and Neural Networks in arts at different institutions including Rodchenko Art School (Moscow), Art Laboratory (Berlin), Mutek Festival (Montreal and Tokyo), ITMO University (Saint-Petersburg) and many others. Her work has appeared in multiple exhibitions and festivals.

Elena Panfilova is the founder of Transparency International Russia and currently leads the organization’s Board. She is also the co-founder  and the head of Bureau of Ethical Dilemmas. Elena was a member of the Transparency International Board in 2011–2017. She taught anti-corruption at the State University Higher School of Economics (Moscow) in 2007–2018, where she also established the Laboratory for Anti-corruption Policy in 2009. Elena was a member of the Russian Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights in 2009–2012.

Eduard Haiman is an interdisciplinary artist and designer who works at the intersection of architecture, urban analytics, data visualization, interface design and generative art. He was the curator of the digital art master program ‘– Da’ at Far Eastern Federal University and PRO programs at MARCH architecture school. Eduard currently teaches at ITMO University.

David Richardson is a painter from Waterford, Michigan. He was taught to draw and paint by his mother, an artist and art teacher. Richardson studied biology and art while attending Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas. His primary medium is oil, and he also works in acrylic and metal. He is the author of the novel War Story (Permuted Press 2019) and shows his work with Renelio Marin’s Gallery in NYC.