Dasha Zhukova Wins Coveted Leo Award
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Russian socialite, entrepreneur and philanthropist Dasha Zhukova has been awarded the 2012 Leo Award by Independent Curators International (ICI). The award, named after the late dealer Leo Castelli, recognizes Ms. Zhukova for her ambitions to transform Moscow into a contemporary art hub through varios projects, including the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture.
The Garage Center has held 36 exhibitions since its launch in 2007, including shows of Antony Gormley, Mark Rothko, Ilya Kabakov and James Turrell.
In addition to founding the non-profit arts project, Ms. Zhukova has also launched Garage Magazine and serves as Creative Director of the online art database Art.sy.
Previous recipients of the Leo Award include Chuck Close, Roy Lichtenstein, Christo & Jeanne-Claude and John Waters.
[via Blouin ARTINFO]
Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images for Garage