Gayane Umerova

Executive Director of the Foundation for the Development of Culture and Art under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Secretary General of the National Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan for UNESCO. Art critic. In 2021, she acted as a commissioner of the first national pavilion of Uzbekistan at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

Since 2008, she has been a senior curator at the Fine Art Gallery of Uzbekistan. In 2012–2013, she worked as a regional consultant in the London office of the Sotheby's Auction House. She is the curator of large-scale architectural projects in Uzbekistan: the construction of a new building of the State Museum of Arts of Uzbekistan, authored by architect Tadao Ando, the creation of a Center for Contemporary Art in Tashkent and the opening of art residences on its basis, the opening of a French cultural center and a research Center for restoration, as well as reconstruction of the residence of Grand Duke Romanov in Tashkent.