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Nadezhda Georgievna Burova (Nadia) passed away in Moscow on February 2nd.

6 February, 2024

Nadezhda Georgievna Burova (12.08.1940-02.02.2024)
Nadezhda Georgievna Burova (Nadia) passed away in Moscow on February 2nd. She leaves behind her son and two grandchildren.
A gifted philologist, teacher and interpreter, Nadezhda Georgievna devoted her life to culture and cultural exchange.
Growing up in an international setting in China she later developed a strong believe in the importance of cultural exchange for international peace. In the 1980s and 1990s she initiated intercultural dialogues, cultural exchange and peace programmes. This earned her several peace prices, and she was given the opportunity to share this experience at the United Nations in New York.
Some of this work she did with her late husband, Dmitri Prigov- poet, writer, artist and performer. Following his death in 2007, Nadia dedicated her life to his legacy and continued the work of the "Cultural Worker" - a title Prigov often used to describe his function.
In 2011, she founded and headed the Prigov Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to promote the legacy of Dmitri Prigov, ensuring that Prigov, his oeuvre and the work of Prigov at large is researched and made known to a wider public, both in Russia and abroad.
Her strong drive, deriving from a strong sense of purpose, was remarkable. She initiated and collaborated with partners on numerous literary and musical projects, as well as exhibitions, both in Russia and abroad. Amongst those are the 2008 exhibition at MMoMA in Moscow, 2010 at Weserburg in Bremen, the 2011 biennale in Venice, 2012 at The Hermitage, 2014 at the Tretyakov Gallery, 2015 at The Russian Museum, in 2016 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, at the Museum of Czech Literature in Prague and in 2017 at Calvert 22 in London, as well as documenta 14, in Kassel.
She donated the artist's work in the world's leading museums, including Tate Modern London, and ensured that Prigov’s works were researched, studied and published by the means of the so-called annual Prigov Readings and conferences that she initiated and oversaw. She began the tremendous work of getting an overview of Prigov’s entire output - a job that is still ongoing.
In 2019 she passed on the baton of the foundation that continued her work with exhibitions that she laid ground to; 2019 at The Hermitage, Amsterdam, in 2021 at the Boris Yeltsin Gallery in Yekaterinburg, at galleries and museums in Samara, and Saratov, with Nadia as the honorary captain.
The Prigov Foundation without Nadezhda Georgievna, her responsiveness, drive, and sincere devotion, is unimaginable.
Nadia will be buried next to her husband at Donskoe cemetery, Moscow.
Should you wish to get in touch with the foundation or pay tribute to Nadia we invite you to get in touch. Please write to foundation at prigov.org or post a comment on Facebook/Messenger.