Natalia Petukhova

Art critic, curator, Russian Museum.
In 2011, she defended her thesis on "The Sign System of Art Brut" at the St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture and Arts. From 2009 to 2017, she worked as the head of the art studio of the St. Petersburg charity organization "Perspectives" in a psycho-neurological boarding house.

Since 2017, she has been overseeing the "Shirota & Dolgota" (Latitude & Longitude) Project, which seeks out, supports, and exhibits artists, including those with psychiatric experiences and those living in social isolation. During her work with artists with disabilities/psychiatric experience, she has organized more than 50 exhibitions at various cultural venues in Russia and Europe. Since 2020, she has been working in the sociocultural communications department of the Russian Museum.