Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt

Artistic director, VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary

Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt was born 1983 in Kazakhstan. She studied at Manchester University in Great Britain, where she graduated with a Master in Contemporary Art in 2007. In April 2012 she became the artistic director of VIENNAFAIR The New Contemporary together with Vita Zaman. In addition to her role as the artistic director of Art Moscow from 2009 to 2012, she also co-curated the exhibition “Unconditional Love” in the framework of the 53rd Venice Biennale and was a member of the curatorial team for the 3rd Moscow Biennale 2009. From 2011 to 2012 Christina Steinbrecher-Pfandt was the artistic director of the Moscow House of Artists, and in 2012 she participated as the curator of Platform Moscow in the Berliner Festspiele. In June 2013 she curated the exhibition “Rhythm Assignment” by Russian artist Katya Bochavar in Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, and in September 2013 the Special Project in the framework of the Moscow Biennale 2013. Christina Steinbrecher- Pfandt has also been the curator and head of the Sputnik Art Foundation since 2010 and has held an executive function for the Innovation Prize of the National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow since 2011.