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I’m, like, really bad at remembering names.
– Dasha Zhukova
I definitely feel Russian. I feel Russian, but at the same time when I’m in the States I feel at home, too.
Most museums in Moscow, like Tretyakov, were established by philanthropists, whose passion for art allowed the development of culture on many levels.
It’s important to know how to operate within the system you are existing in.
There is a very strong theatre-going tradition in Moscow. It has stayed strong.
Anyone who doesn’t know anything about art knows the name of at least one artist.
I never yell or scream. I mean, definitely not at work. I never yell at anyone I work with.
I think one of my strengths is that I can always take advice, and I can delegate. I know a lot of people feel the need to do everything themselves, but I am not one of them.
I am drawn to humorous art that is ironic.
I believe in the freedom of choice in both life and death.
I have had an interest in art since childhood. I loved to draw as a child and still do.
I have a few pieces that I got for my birthdays or that I bought for myself: I acquire things that speak to me and put them on my wall. When I see things I like, I just know.
I actually love physics, but art is where I thought I could make a difference for my country.
I don’t see myself as a person who just does one thing. I understand that sometimes that might sound a bit unprofessional. But I disagree.
I am definitely quick to adapt. I am not scared to come into a new environment.
My involvement in fashion is not at the highest artistic level.
The thing is, I grew up in L.A., so I had this unique opportunity to live in both communist Russia and see that life, and then move to America as a young girl and experience a completely different life.
The more I read, the more I realise what I don’t know.
I feel like anything I’ve ever done, I’ve been strongly advised not to do.
I like messy. What fun is tidy?
The Internet can give young people a fantastic platform to become financially independent and have global businesses without leaving Russia.
My time at Pop has been a transformative experience that I am extremely proud of. It has afforded me the chance to collaborate with some of the greatest creative minds in the world, and I’m thankful to Ashley Heath and Bauer Media for the opportunity.
I don’t know what drives me, but I wake up in the morning, and I want to participate in the creative cultural conversation.
I’m very proud of Soviet aesthetics.
I’m young, Russian, I come from money, and I date a very well-known person.
I have always dreamed of bringing an exhibit of Mark Rothko to Moscow.