Alexey Artamonov, a film critic and curator, was born in Moscow. He has written articles on music and cinema for a range of magazine and websites including Séance, Iskusstvo Kino, ARTINFO Russia, Interview Russia, Colta.ru, Kinote, Kommersant Weekend and other publications. Worked as press secretary for the Russian State Central Museum of Cinema and the Message to Man International Film Festival. Former editor of Theory and Practice website cinema column, Séance film magazine, syg.ma website. Curated programs for the Media Forum of Moscow International Film Festival, Message to Man International Film Festival, New Holland: Cultural Urbanization and other projects. Program director of New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival.