Art critic, editor-in-chief of the Baltic Project magazine, representative of the Benois dynasty.
Vladimir Frolov, architectural critic. Born in Leningrad in 1980, a graduate of the Department of Theory and History of Arts of the I. Y. Repin of the Russian Academy of Arts.
Author of numerous articles in domestic and foreign professional media (Project Russia, Project International, Interni, Wallpaper, Stadtbauwelt, Maija, Latvijas Architektūra, Artchronika, Ehitiskunst, etc.). Columnist of the Peterburgsky Dnevnik (Petersburg Diary) newspaper. Director of Baltikum Publishing House LLC, founder (2007) and editor-in-chief of Project Baltia, an international regional magazine on architecture and design in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, and the Russian North-West (www.projectbaltia.com).
He used to lecture at the Faculty of Arts of the St. Petersburg State University, the Department of Environmental Design (author's course "Problems of Modern Design"). He gives lectures at various educational institutions (including the St. Petersburg State University, RANEPA, the European University, the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, etc.) and professional forums in Russia and abroad. He is the curator of the architectural lecture hall in New Holland (2017-2019); the curator and co-curator of the following exhibitions: Leningrad Modernism. A Look from the 21st Century (2006); HOT POTATOES (Helsinki Design Week, 2009); Modernization of Panel Buildings. The German Experience (the II Moscow Architecture Biennale, 2010); EIGHT EIGHTS (as part of the Frontiers of Architecture Exhibition at the Louisiana Museum, Denmark, 2011); NORDIC ID.
Contemporary Nordic Architecture (the III Moscow Architecture Biennale, 2012); NORDIC WOOD (2013); participation in the Curators’ Exhibition of the 2013 Tallinn Architecture Biennale with the Theatre of Nothing/Super Console project jointly with A. Levchuk; NORDIC BLOCK (the IV Moscow Architecture Biennale, 2014); Architect Sergei Speransky. The 100th Anniversary of the Master (Russian Academy of Arts, 2014); AlterSPb. City of Public Spaces (the Youth Center of the State Hermitage Museum, 2015); Children of the Avant-Garde (MOBAHAUS Technopark, 2016), Cities of the Future/Future of Cities” (the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre, 2017), 12 Cities of the Future (the Museum of Moscow, 2017); participation in the 2017 Tallinn Architecture Biennale (honorary mention by the jury at the Re-metabolizing Paljasaare competition) jointly with A. Levchuk; Ideal and Norm (New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater, 2018); the co-curator of the St. Petersburg team of the ANO and Zero-Object Architecture project at the seminar "There Will Be New History” (the A. V. Shchusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow, 2019); World of Architecture and Design 2019: Total landscape (Sevcable Port).