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ELENA VOLNYKH

Art Consulting

ABOUT

Art and Cultural consultant with 12 years of experience in art and theatre with deep understanding of every aspect of International projects.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2021 - Present

Representative in Spain - more about

European Cultural Centre 

Barcelona, Spain 

2020 - Present

Professor, Art Collection Management - more about

Barcelona Art Institute,  Real Circulo Artistico 

Barcelona, Spain

2017 - 2021

Project Producer Solway Investment Group 

Partnership with Salzburg Festival - more about

Salzburg, Austria

2016 - Present

Founder - more about

HOAF 

Barcelona, Spain

2015 - 2019

Northern Renaissance Fellowship - Hieronymus BOSCH

Museo del Prado - more about

Madrid, Spain

2009 - 2014

International Department and Tour Managermore

State Theatre of Nations, The Golden Mask Festival

Moscow, Russia

2007 - 2009

Personal Concierge for Individual Clients - more about

Prime Concept, Quintessentially London 

Moscow, Russia and London UK

EDUCATION

2018

Sotheby’s Institute of Art 

Global Art Market

New York, USA

2017 - 2018

Sotheby’s Institute of Art 

Art Bussines

London, UK

2012 - 2015

Higher School of Economics

Art Historian (Department of Art and Design)

Moscow, Russia

2002 - 2007

Moscow Banking Institute 

Management Degree

Moscow, Russia

UPCOMING PROJECTS

2024-2026

Hermitage Museum Barcelona - project on hold

Education Department Curator

In 2020 Elena developed the initial concept of the future museum's educational program and invited to curate this program after the opening.

More about the Hermitage Barcelona

Hermitage Barcelona will operate as a kind of satellite institution for the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Mikhail Piotrovsky, called the new museum a “bridge for cultural exchange between St. Petersburg and Barcelona, between Barcelona and the Hermitage.” Toyo Ito, a Japanese architect who won the 2013 Pritzker Prize, has been tapped to design the new institution. www.hermitagebcn.com

2024 

Manifesta Barcelona

In 2024 Elena as a representative of ECC Spain will developed a new exhibition project with The Fundació Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

More about the Manifesta

The European Nomadic Biennial, is a European pan-regional contemporary cultural biennale. Manifesta is developed collaboratively with artists and associations of the host city and includes projects that are educational, curatorial, artistic, research-based, and accessible to everyone. www.manifesta.org

2023

Japan Nagasaki Architecture & Design exhibition

Elena invited to the project implementation team as part of her educational training in ECC Worldwide

More about the Project

In Japan 2023 ECC will present an international group of approx. 60 Architects and Designers with different cultural backgrounds and who are in different stages of their career, i.e. established Architects and Designers next to Architects and Designers whose works might be less known. A deciding factor is their individual approach. The Nagasaki Museum of History & Culture is one of the few museums in Japan devoted to the theme of "overseas exchange".

www.ecc-japan.eu/events/upcomingexhibition

2023

Moscow Schusev State Museum of Architecture: "Cultural Architecture - The Future 2023" - project on hold

After the successful implementation of the architecture exhibition in Moscow in 2020Elena, as a representative of ECC Russia will lead the team of the project.

More about the Project

The European Cultural Centre - Russia is organising a large architecture exhibition in the Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow. "Cultural Architecture - The Future" runs from 30 March  – 2 July 2023  and is created in cooperation with the ECC-Italy, which also organizes the large Biennial Architecture Exhibition in Venice. 

www.ecc-russia.eu/events/architectureexhibition

2022 

Venice Biennale

In 2022 Elena, as a guest lecturer at the European Cultural Academy Venice, will present an educational program developed in collaboration with the artist Dmitry Gutov.

More about the European Cultural Academy Venice

European Cultural Academy have MoUs with La Biennale di Venezia (IT) for the Biennale Sessions, The Academy was created with the wish to unite creative communities, increase visibility, build connections and make a lasting impact on participants career. www.europeanculturalacademy.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2021 - Present

Representative in Spain

European Cultural Centre 

The European Cultural Centre is a cultural organization which establishes cultural centers worldwide and is devoted to generate cultural exchange by organizing international art and architecture exhibitions, symposia and a wide range of cultural projects. The ECC has today established centers in Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia, India, South Africa and the USA. The European Cultural Center headquarter is in the Netherlands.

More about: www.europeanculturalcentre.eu

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2020 - Present

Professor, Art Collection Management 

Barcelona Art Institute, Real Circulo Artistico

Elena manages the Real Circulo Artistico Art Collection and is a guest lecturer on the topics of art history and art business.

More about the Real Circulo Artistico

Founded in 1881, Real Circulo Artistico is a non-profit society dedicated to supporting the visual arts and encouraging cultural activities. The headquarters are located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, at Palau dēls Comtes Pignatelli and Casa Bassols from the 16th century.

Among the most famous honoured figures: Pablo Picasso, Ramon Casas, Joaquin Sorolla, Joan Miró, Ignacio Zuloaga, Anglada Camaras, Antonio Gaudi, Santiago Rusiñol, Francesc Cambo, Montserrat Caballe (the association has supported opera for over 80 years) and many others.

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2017 - 2021

Project Producer

Solway Investment Group Partnership with

Salzburg Festival

Elena leads the implementation team for an opera/theatre/dance fellowship for gifted children from different countries. She also works for special projects for organising the invitation of investors and VIP guests to Salzburg.

More about Partnership

In 2017, Solway Group became the production sponsor for "La clemenza di Tito" (directed by Peter Sellars and conducted by Teodor Currentzis) at the Salzburg Festival. To continue the partnership, Solway chose to sponsor the Salzburg Festival’s Opera Camps for Children and Youth. During the 5 years of this successful partnership, Solway integrated cultural and educational cooperation into its sustainability policy by developing an opera camp scholarship program in support of talented young people living in the local areas of Solway’s operations. Solway is thrilled to expand the next year partnership to support the festival’s significantly enlarged program for youth, jung&jede*r.

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2016 - Present

Founder 

HOAF

Elena is a founder and the major HOAF consultant. Working with collectors of all levels - from novices to those who wish to gain new perspectives and enhance their existing collections, Elena provides comprehensive guidance in all stages of the artwork selection process, including: defining each client’s individual goals budget, and long-term vision, facilitating bespoke, site-specific artwork commissions, overseeing all aspects of delivery, installation, production, and conservation, establishing foundations and private museums.

Elena also develops cultural investment strategies for companies and private investors.

More about HOAF

HOAF art advisors brings a unique and diverse skill set to the project, utilizing extensive knowledge of the art market, as well as a vast and trusting network of artists and galleries. HOAF is passionate about helping each artist and client realize their long-term vision. HOAF help connect artists with art fairs representatives through a series of personal meetings, organize studio visits / networking events with collectors. Founded on the belief that art has the ability to positively influence our daily lives and the spaces in which we live and thrive, the mission of HOAF is to develop individual cultural education programs with the ability to study individually.

www.hoaf.art

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2015 - 2019

Northern Renaissance Fellowship - Hieronymus BOSCH

Museo del Prado

In 2015, the Museo del Prado provided Elena with a grant to study the work of Hieronymus Bosch. Out of 300 applications, only 10 grant places were allocated and Elena became the only foreign participant. In the framework of the program, the opportunity was realized to participate in closed conferences with the world's best specialists in Bosch's work, to get acquainted with the Prado research team and the results of their work on the Bosch exhibition. In 2019, the educational course El Bosco en el Museo del Prado was published.

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2009 - 2014

International Department Manager and Tour Manager

State Theatre of Nations, The Golden Mask Festival

Preparing International and Russian theatre tours – booking tickets, hotels, transfers, visas. Co-leader for artist groups in Russia and Europe, coordinator for technical groups.

Artistic Director's assistant.

Sponsors and VIP guests hosting. Special Project "Hamlet.Collage" directed by Robert Lepage.

Letter of recommendation from the Artistic Director

More about: www.theatreofnations.ru/en

www.goldenmask.ru/en

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2007 - 2009

Personal Concierge for Individual Clients

Prime Concept, Quintessentially London 

Initial contact and trip planning based on customer’s requirements. Full support including regular and charter flights booking, hotels and villas reservation, transferring and additional services.

More about: www.primeconcept.co.uk

www.quintessentially.com

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CONTACT

English - Spanish - Russian

Phone 34 608 513 046

Email elena.volnykh@gmail.com

Address Barcelona, Spain

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