The expedition’s success would have been impossible without the participation of the project’s comrades and partners. One of these heroes was a seasoned traveler who is on the Biennale’s Board of Trustees: the visionary, founder and general director of Kaspersky Lab, Eugene Kaspersky. The international company acted as General Partner for the Antarctic Biennale.
Commenting on his journey to Antarctica with the Biennale, Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab, said: “We have supported Antarctic expeditions in the past, but this has been the biggest project for us on the continent so far. It was an unusual and fascinating endeavor, made possible by the unique artistic passion of Alexander Ponomarev, the organizers, and all the participants. It was an experience I’ll never forget and one that I will always look back on fondly. The Antarctic is like no other place on earth; it’s a shared continent without borders that is both beautiful and fragile in its barely inhabitable wilderness. It was the perfect backdrop for creative exploration and expression. We were also happy to contribute to the project in a special way: our mission to save the world inspired Argentinian artist and engineer Joaquín Fargas to create the Glaciator, a robot on a mission to keep the Earth safe from viruses by compressing the snow it steps on. Of course, we protected the Glaciator with security software from Kaspersky Lab. All in all, we are very proud to be the general partner of this project.”