Initiator: Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, The National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA)
Co-Initiators: Governor’s Office of the Sverdlovsk Region, The Sverdlovsk Regional Government, The Ekaterinburg City Administration
Organizer: The Ural Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts
Biennial Commissioner: Alisa Prudnikova
Curator of the Main Project: Iara Boubnova
Curators of Special Projects: Dimitri Ozerkov, Valentin Dyakonov, and Vyacheslav Samodurov
Biennial venues
Main Project: former Ural Worker Printing Press 
Special Projects: Ural Heavy Engineering Plant, Ural Transport Machinery Plant, Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts
Art Residences: Pervouralsk Mining Equipment Plant (Pervouralsk), Nizhny Taghil Museum-Factory (Nizhny Taghil), Nevyansk State Museum of History and Architecture (Nevyansk), “Titanium Valley” Special Economic Zone (Verkhnyaya Salda), former Experimental Skates Manufacturing Plant (Verkhoturye)
Main project participants: Main project participants: Adel Abdessemed, Kutlu? Ataman, Zbyn?k Baladrán, Malevich’s brigade, Lise Harlev, IRWIN, Anna Jermolaewa, Igor Eskinja, Adam Frelin, Peter Kogler, Olga Kroytor, Irina Korina, Agnieszka Kurant, Cristina Lucas, Boris Mikhailov, Elena Nemkova, Dan Perjovschi, Lia Perjovschi, Timofey Radya, Raqs Media Collective, Recycle, Vladimir Seleznev, Société Réaliste, Slavs and Tatars, Nedko Solakov, Monika Sosnowska, Anton Vidokle, Where Dogs Run

In 2010, the 1st Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art took over factory spaces in and around Ekaterinburg to take on the problems of material and symbolic production, industrial and artistic labor, the industrial and the post-industrial in the context of the city of Ekaterinburg and the Ural region. Once the center of the Soviet industrialization drive and a world-renown destination for Constructivist architecture, now the region is defined by its “intermediate” economy. It is neither post-industrial Europe, nor industrial Asia, but rather, a hybrid that links the two, thereby giving a global significance to the local socioeconomic situation.
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