Pobeda Gallery

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It was not easy for Nina Gomiashvili, an actress by training and gallerist by vocation, to find a permanent home for her photo gallery. She opened her Pobeda (Victory) Gallery at the WINZAVOD Centre for Contemporary Art together with art curator Irina Meglinskaya in 2007. Then the gallery moved to another fashionable art district, Red October, and Gomiashvili took over as its sole manager. Eventually, at the end of 2012, Pobeda moved permanently in on the third floor of the GUM department store, adding a touch of arty class to Moscow's premier emporium in Red Square. Pobeda features unusual photographic works by Russian and foreign artists. One of the shows that put Pobeda in the spotlight was the photo exhibition of Ellen von Unwerth, formerly a German fashion model.