Vasili Kaliman began his career in the Australian art world in 1992, initially working for a number of commercial galleries and secondary market dealers. In March 2001, he founded Kaliman Gallery in Sydney which developed into one of Australia’s leading commercial spaces over the next decade. In 2011, he opened Station Gallery in Melbourne which he ran until 2015. He has presented over 250 exhibitions of contemporary art.
Kaliman was also the International Publishing Director of Art World from 2007 to 2009, a magazine which produced both a UK and Australian edition. In 2010 he cofounded Art Month Sydney, a major festival celebrating Sydney’s thriving art scene, which is now an annual event. In 2014, he cofounded Spring 1883, a new hotel-based contemporary art fair which launched it's inaugural edition in Melbourne. In 2015, an iteration of the fair was held in Sydney.
Kaliman was an early adopter of social media and has maintained a high-profile online presence throughout his career. In 2009, he launched his Twitter feed which focuses on the art market and currently has over 115,000 followers. He is also on Instagram, regularly posting images of commercial gallery shows from around the globe.
Vasili Kaliman currently lives in New York and travels extensively to attend art fairs and exhibitions throughout the world.