Moscow-based curator. He has been working at the State Tretyakov Gallery since 2006. His recent curatorial projects include The Thaw. 1953-1968 (2016), Hyperrealism. When Reality Becomes an Illusion (2015), Dmitry Prigov: From the Renaissance to Conceptualism and Beyond (2014), Decoration of the Beautiful. Elitism and Kitsch in Contemporary Art (2012), all at the State Tretyakov Gallery. In 2011 Svetlyakov received the Independent Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award for his exhibition Hostages of Voids that had been part of the IV Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.