Place / Date of Birth: Moscow / 15 November 1973. 1995: graduated with honours from the Russian State University for the Humanities. 1996–1997: worked at the Battle of Borodino Panorama Museum.
1997: Leading Specialist; since 1998: appointed deputy head of a Department of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. 2000: obtained a Ph.D. in History.
2000–2001: served in the Russian Navy, sergeant. Awarded the Medal for Service in the Marine Corps. After retiring from the Navy, worked in the Moscow Committee for Culture.
2001–2004: deputy head of the Department, head of the Department of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
2004: started working at the Office of the Government of the Russian Federation. 2006–2008: deputy director of the Department of Mass Communications, Culture and Education of the Government of the Russian Federation.
2008–2010: head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Compliance with Legislation in Cultural Heritage Protection.
2010–2015: minister of the Moscow Government, head of the Department of Cultural Heritage of the City of Moscow.
11 March 2015: was appointed minister of the Moscow Government, head of the Moscow City Department of Culture.
Historian, art critic, creator of the historical-subject method of attribution of portrait paintings. Wrote numerous articles and monographs.
Since 2012: member of the Russian Academy of Arts. Since 2019: member of the Presidium of the Academy.
2019: ‘500 Unknowns’, the book by Alexander Kibovsky, won the national competition Book of the Year 2019. He was also awarded a diploma from the Russian Book of Records for the category ‘The largest number of portrait attributes with the establishment of the names of depicted characters.’