Founder of Moscow's private art foundation the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
In 2015 Zhukova’s Garage Center opened with great fanfare in its Rem Koolhaas-renovated Moscow home. Since then it’s hosted shows by Urs Fischer and Taryn Simon; new commissions by Rashid Johnson and Yin Xiuzhen, and a group exhibition made in collaboration with disabled professionals, featuring work by Cindy Sherman, Rob Pruitt and others. Garage is Moscow’s go-to destination for contemporary art, but with work already underway on the V-A-C Foundation’s vast Renzo Piano-designed exhibition space (in the former GES2 power plant), scheduled to open in 2019, it won’t have that monopoly for long. Zhukova however isn’t sitting on her laurels. In July, New York digital media company Vice bought a controlling stake in the Center’s Garage magazine, and aims to expand the publication’s global reach and produce its own digital channel.