Mikhail Sidlin

Mikhail Sidlin

Curator, critic, expert, art historian, educator, and photographer. Curator of the first solo exhibition

hosted by GUM-Red-Line ― Oleg Kulik’s “Painting w/o Responsibility” (2019), as well as the exhibition-dialogue “Art Battle: Orlitsky vs. Tuzov” (GUM-Red-Line, 2020), «Pakhom. Les fleurs du..» (2023) and «Farid Bogdalov. The Ninth Wave» (2023). Since 1993, curator and cocurator of over 30 solo and group exhibitions of contemporary art and photography.

Wrote over 50 articles for books and catalogues of various artists, including Valeria and Natalia Cherkashin, Vadim Gushin, Peter Karachentsov, Vladimir Lagrange, Andrey Mitenyov, Tatiana Nazarenko, Yuri Rybchinsky, Olga and Oleg Tatarintsev. Author of several hundred articles published in over 30 Russian and foreign publications since 1993.

Professor at the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia (2007―2020). Worked at “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” (art-observer, department head) in 1996―2005.


Oleg Kulik. Irresponsible painting

Art Battle: Orlitsky vs. Tuzov

Pakhom. Les fleurs du…

Farid Bogdalov. Ninth Wave

Alexander Yulikov. Heads