Yeltsin Center

Yeltsin Center opened in Yekaterinburg on November 25, 2015. It was founded in accordance with federal law No. 68 of 2008, “On centers of the historical legacy of former presidents of the Russian Federation”; The Center supports educational, research, charitiable, and cultural projects.

The mission of the Center’s Art Gallery is to engage the broader public in a dialogue on Ural, Russian, and international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Its program includes exhibitions produced by the Center’s curators and invited curators, as well as festivals, and events for children, young people, and people with disabilities.

The Gallery has shown solo exhibitions by Ernst Neizvestny, Erik Bulatov, Igor Mukhin, and Vladimir Dubossarsky, among others. Two of the Gallery’s projects have won the Innovation Prize, Russia’s state-awarded prize for contemporary art. In 2019, Vladimir Seleznyov won Artist of the Year with his exhibition Sometimes the Shortest Path is the Longest, and in 2020 the exhibition The Urals of the Mari: There is no Death was one of the winners in the Best Project category. The director of Yeltsin Center Art Gallery is Ilya Shipilovskikh.