|Nacimiento:||Arles, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Francia|
|Residencia:||Reside en London, London, City of, Reino Unido|
Smirnoff, who grew up in Arles, in the South of France, has previously served cultural organisations including dOCUMENTA (13) and Pace Gallery, where his role was instrumental in establishing the gallery’s presence in London and Europe, increasing the reputation of its artists and leadership, and strengthening relationships with collectors and public institutions through client cultivation, public relations campaigns and programming of exhibitions. In his tenure at Pace Gallery, Smirnoff also produced three catalogues. In previous roles in London, Barcelona and Paris, he has delivered campaigns and strategic advice for private and public clients that include the LUMA Foundation, the Lyon and Sharjah Biennales, Yvon Lambert, and the Royal Academy of Arts. He has also contributed to The Art Newspaper and Flash Art, writing news and reviews. A regular speaker at Christie’s Education, Sotheby’s Institute, and Artiq, Smirnoff is on the board of charities Siobhan Davies Dance, Art Night and an advisor to Migrate.