Deputy General Director
ROSIZO State Center for Museums and Exhibitions, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia
Since 1997, Evgeny Berezner has been Deputy Director General in charge of Photographic Projects and Collections at ROSIZO State Museum and Exhibition Centre of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. In 2008, he became Deputy Director in charge of Photographic and Multimedia Projects at Moscow Museum of Modern Art, in addition to his duties as Deputy Director General at ROSIZO State Museum.
Mr. Berezner has been a member of Oracle, International Association of Photography Curators since 2002. Since 2010, he has been head of PHOTOVISA International Festival of Photography in Krasnodar. Since 1995 he has been a Russian co-editor of IMAGO, an international photography magazine. From 2000 to 2004 he was a member of the jury at the International Competition for Best Photography Publications in Central and Eastern Europe. From 2006 to 2012 he was chairman of the jury of the competition. Mr. Berezner has published in both Russian and foreign magazines, in photography catalogues, and in books. He has lectured in Argentina, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia and the USA. He was a scientific editor of the Russian section of the encyclopedia The History of European Photography of XX century. Vol. 1. 1900-1939. He has been a reviewer at international portfolio reviews held in Berlin, Bratislava, Buenos Aires, Houston, Madrid, Moscow and Paris.
Mr. Berezner has curated over 250 exhibitions of Russian and foreign photography held in Russia and other countries. These include 150 Years of Photography, Russia, 1989; The Art of Contemporary Photography, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, 1994; Neue FotoKunst aus Russland (in association with professor Manfred Schmmalriede), Germany, 1994 to 1995; Aufbruch: Die Neue Russische Fotografie (in association with Tina Schelhorn), Germany, 1998; Propaganda and Dreams: Photographing the 1930s in the USSR and the US (in association with Leah Bendavid-Val), USA-Russia, 1999 to 2001; Russian Pictorial Photography: 1890 — 1990 (in association with Irina Chmyreva), USA-Russia-Slovakia, 2002 to 2003; The Photographic History: 1850 — 1950. From the Collection of The Russian State Archive for Literature and Art, Russia, 2006 — Slovakia, 2010 — The Netherlands, 2013; 29 exhibitions of contemporary and classical Russian photography on the International Festival of Photography in Bratislava, 1996 to 2013.
Mr. Berezner was Head of the "International Portfolio Review in Moscow for Russian Photographers" Project.
Mr. Berezner was one of three Russian curators for the main exhibition program of the FotoFest 2012 Biennial in Houston, Texas, which focused on contemporary Russian photography.
Evgeny Berezner is interested in all kinds of photography, as well as art based on photography. He is not interested in commercial portfolios. He is able to offer participation in the projects that he is currently curating.