Anna graduated with an MA in History of Culture from Russian State University for the Humanities & proceeded to undertake further studies in Modern art and Intellectual Property at Manchester Metropolitan Universityand at the ICA, studying Practical Digital Arts and Contemporary Arts.
Since early 2000's Anna has worked as a Video and Multimedia artist, VJ and performer and since then has taken part in numerous festivals and events (in Russia and abroad). Besides many other interesting collaborations she also has worked with theatre director Joel Lehtonen (theatre plays “vagina monologues” (Russian version) and “Chernobyl prayer”) and international artistic team United Vjs.
Her practical experience & theoretical knowledge led her increasingly to specialise in the fields of multimedia and a/v arts and to become an efficient cultural manager and creative director/curator at the same time.
She spent 4 years heading the visual department of Russia's first one-stop culture web-portal Openspace.ru.
In 2008, she founded Plums Fest, developing a high-quality melting pot of new ideas, new ways of visual representation together with cutting edge technological tools being used in the sphere of live audio-visual performance and multimedia installation arts.
On Plums Fest: 'I believe Plums Fest has a mission to show some of the most interesting examples of live audio-visual performances and multimedia installations and help to make people inspired, unite people of different backgrounds and broaden their views.'