Art Focus Now is an online platform founded by Inna Bazhenova (The Art Newspaper) and Dmitry Aksenov (The Aksenov Family Foundation) and created by an international team of journalists, critics and researchers. Our mission is to provide a well-reported, timely overview of the post-soviet art space to an international audience in English and focus on what is happening now in contemporary art in Eastern Europe, including Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltics; the Caucasus and Central Asia.

Editorial Team


Dmitry Aksenov Inna Bazhenova


Jo Vickery

Deputy Publisher

Maria Savostyanova

Art Director

Vladimir Pavlikov

Deputy Editor

Ekaterina Wagner


Varvara Iakovleva

Digital and Distribution Manager

Anna Leven

Director of Art Focus

Christina Sonina


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