Anna Poznanskaya studied Art History at the Moscow State University, and got her PhD degree in 2008 from the Moscow Fine Arts Academy. She is currently a keeper of 19th century painting in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. Poznanskaya has curated numerous exhibitions in the Pushkin Museum since 1999, both domestic and in collaboration with colleagues from European Museums. In her exhibition projects Poznanskaya focuses on cross-cultural problems and relations between the past and the future. She has authored a large number of research publications, including Catalogue Raisonnee - a complete catalogue of Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish 18th–20th century paintings from the collection of the Pushkin Museum, as well as Catalogue Raisonnee of English 16th-20th century paintings. Poznanskaya lectures at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow.
Stefan Kalmar is the Director of Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Before he came to ICA, he served as the Executive Director and Curator at Artists Space in New York, where he was since 2009. Exhibitions during his tenure supported and introduced artists at decisive moments, including: Marc Camille Chaimowicz (2009), Danh Vō (2010), Charlotte Posenenske (2010), Duncan Campbell (2012), Bernadette Corporation (2012), Sam Pulitzer (2014), Hito Steyerl (2015), Laura Poitras (2015), Cameron Rowland (2016) and Lukas Duwenhögger (2016). Kalmar further introduced a second venue, Artists Space Books & Talks, which quickly became a central platform for critical discussion in contemporary art and culture. Prior to joining Artists Space, Stefan was Director of Kunstverein München (2004–09), Director of the Institute of Visual Culture in Cambridge (2000–04) and Artistic Director at Cubitt Gallery in London (1997–99).