Maria Baibakova is the Director and Chief Curator of Baibakov Art Projects in Moscow, Russia. Opened in 2008, Baibakov Art Projects is a non-for-profit institution that is committed to building a platform for global contemporary art in Moscow as well as representing Russian contemporary art internationally. The institution stages exhibitions and has an education and publishing programme.
Born in Moscow, Russia, Maria Baibakova received her BA summa cum laude in Art History from Barnard College, Columbia University in New York in May 2007; she received her MA with distinction from The Courtauld Institute in London in July 2008. She apprenticed widely in the art world in New York, London, and Paris before opening Baibakov Art Projects in Moscow.