Independent Curators International have named Dasha Zhukova as the latest recipient of the Leo Award, named after the legendary New York dealer Leo Castelli, and awarded for groundbreaking achievements in contemporary art, reports Gallerist NY.
Zhukova is being recognised for her 'pioneering and forward-thinking' approach to conceiving of and building new institutions and creating international opportunities for artists and curators. Her initiatives include the Garage: Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow, Garage magazine and Art.sy, and she has put an enormous amount of energy Moscow into an epicenter of contemporary art activity. She recently announced that Garage will be redesigned by Rem Koolhaas.
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