Ksenia is a gemmologist and Fine Art expert. She worked as the editor-in-chief of Gallery.spb magazine, and as the associate editor of jewellery blog Katerina Perez. She also worked as the art director of the Draughtman’s Contract Gallery in St Petersburg, and has lectured at St Petersburg University as an Art Historian.
If there was one piece of art you could feature in, which would it be and why?
JR’s “Inside Out” project. It is beautiful on the most profound level, and it brings people together. Who wouldn’t want to feature in an artwork that inspires love and tolerance!
Who inspires you and why? An artist, a family member, someone current or historical?
Everyone whom I love, be it family or friends.
What are your cultural aspirations? What do you still want to see, do and achieve?
I want to travel the world. I want to bring people closer to art, as I believe that art and creativity are inherent to human nature and that we need to nurture it for the world to be a better place.
What are your favourite cultural cities in the world and why?
London, because it accepts everyone from everywhere. Also, because it feels like the centre of the world. Venice, because the city itself always inspires me to achieve my greatest desires, to turn dreams into reality.
What are you up to at the moment and where can we find it?
Currently I am doing research on contemporary French sculpture in the outdoor space. I am also launching a new line of jewellery, about which I will keep you posted on this page.