Maria Sarycheva is an independent curator and educator based in Moscow (b. Ufa, Russia), currently hold the position as an Accessibility Program Coordinator at State Tretyakov gallery (Moscow, Russia). Since 2015 she is also co-editor of an independent online self-organised art magazine aroundart.org
. In 2014−2016 she headed the department of Inclusion and Access at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia), where she initiated the foundation of the first educational programs available to visitors with different forms of disability. Besides individual curatorial practice (Commute
, 2015; Estimated Waiting Time
, 2019), she is looking forward towards different form of collectivity and participatory strategies (Co-thinkers
, 2016; Escapism.Training Program
together with Anna Remesova, 2018; Kaskad Deaf teens team
together with Vlad Kolesnikov, 2019−2020; Stories that never were
together with Alena Levina, 2019−2020). Her main research interests dedicated to the topic of care, public space, disability rights, queer and feminist strategies. Besides her institutional position, where she is responsible for sustainable development of Inclusion and Access program at State Tretyakov gallery, she is currently is busy with long term curatorial practice (League of Tenders with Elena Ischenko, since 2018 till now; f99: unspecifed mental disorder, since 2019 — ongoing).