Natalia Kraevskaia (Natasha), is an independent curator and art writer specializing in Vietnamese contemporary art. In 1990, together with her artist husband Vũ Dân Tân, she established the first private art space in Hanoi – ‘Salon Natasha’. Since then she has organized and curated numerous exhibitions of Vietnamese art in Vietnam, Australia, Canada, Germany, Finland, Macao and Russia. She holds a PhD in Philology and has more than 130 publications on linguistics, ethnography, art theory, and art and culture of Vietnam. She is the author of the book ‘Nostalgia towards Exploration. Essays on Contemporary Art in Vietnam’ (2005), as well as a contributor to exhibition catalogues and international art magazines. She is an associate professor of the International School – Vietnam National University, Hanoi; and the Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow (Institute of Oriental and Classical Studies). At present she is also involved in different international interdisciplinary research projects focusing on language, folklore, ethnography, culture and art, supported by Russian Fund for Humanitarian Sciences, Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences and other International Institutions.