ASYA MARAKULINA (b. 1988, Perm, Russia).

Artist statement

With the help of my artistic practice, I try to understand and feel some of the general regularities which can be found in the way nature and man live and the way we influence and shape each other. Going through my own personal experience and at the same time watching the world go by - people, nature and city, I find visual and poetic parallels, which are embodied in some universal schemes, lyrical mapping. I care about the beauty and tragedy of life, its order and constancy of its flow, which swallows up every single moment with its transiency and uniqueness. I'm trying to understand the world I exist in working in the genre of landscape and revising its traditional forms. Using different tools and techniques - drawing, painting, video and animation, I create landscapes, bordering between imaginary and real.

Awards

2020

  • The awardee of a grant programme of Frants Art Foundation for the Saint-Petersburg artists

2018

  • The winner of the Credit Suisse Cosmoscow Prize for Young Artist (at the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair)
  • Special prize of the Institut Français in St. Petersburg at the SERGEY KURYOKHIN CONTEMPORARY ART AWARD 2018

2016

  • The recipient of Garage's (Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow) program in support of emerging Russian artists
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Primary solo exhibitions

2020

  • «Nook», FFTN Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 'Iron Overtones', Victoria Gallery, Samara, Russia

2019

  • «The Senses trap», Shtager Gallery/Elephant&Castle, London, UK
  • «Iron overtones», Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «Insight», Artist’s studio, St. Petersburg, Russia

2018

  • «A room to rest», Center of urban culture, Perm, Russia
  • «Defense», Nabokov museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2017

  • «Diary», The Freud museum of dreams, East European Institute of Psychoanalysis, St. Petersburg, Russia

2016

  • «Hidden seams», Name Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «Working Hours», Local Library Window, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «WE. DRAWING. ABSTRACT», Book graphics library, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «Burrs», Brewhouse project, Moscow region, Mytischi, Russia

2015

  • «I’m fighting the urge to just stay at home», studio «Nepokorennie 17», St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «Cloths-Scissors-Paper», place for collective use «Intimate place», St. Petersburg, Russia

2014

  • «Once upon a map», PRO ARTE Foundation for Culture and Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Public exhibitions

2020

  • 2nd Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art, Garage Museum, Moscow, Russia
  • 'NEMOSKVA (More than Moscow)', 'Manege' Central Exhibition Hall, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • «Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019», The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2019

  • “Letters from Afar”, Contemporary Art in the Traditional Museum festival, The Arctic and Antarctic Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • «Tekstile Perspektiver», Terminal B, Kirkenes and Sami Center for contemporary art, Karasjok, Norway

2018

  • «Bonne mine», VI Baltic Biennale, Novy Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «River name», Museum of contemporary art PERMM, Perm, Russia
  • «VDNH», Marina Gisich gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia

2017

  • «Arctic Hysteria», Museum of nonconformist art, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • «Topology of a phantom city», New Holland, Bottle House, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • «Nepokorennye Prospect», Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

2016

  • «The Shape of unseen», Winzavod Centre for contemporary art, Moscow, Russia
  • «FLOWER BUDS», Liljevalchs Hubb, Solna, Sweden
  • «Brural: Crossroads of equality and irregularity», Temporary storage gallery, New York, Brooklyn, USA

2015

  • The XII Baltic States Biennale of Graphic Art, Kaliningrad Art Gallery, Kaliningrad, Russia
  • «THE SHAPE OF THE UNSEEN», Museum of contemporary art PERMM, Perm, Russia
  • «Cabinet of Curiosities», Corner Space, Helsinki, Finland
  • «Star City», the final exhibition of the art works by the participants of “School for Young Artists” program, Novy Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «Probability», LUDA gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia) together with the Perm Foundation ‘New Collection’ and the Museum of Soviet Naïve (Perm, Russia)
  • «Complex issues», Dyaghilev Museum of Contemporary Art, The 13th Contemporary Art in the Traditional Museum Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia

2014

  • «Last Discoveries», IV Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Contemporary Art Center «Sokol», Moscow, Russia
  • «Not a museum.*Laboratory aesthetic suspicion», Parallel program of the European Biennial of Contemporary Art Manifesta 10, Art Space «New Industry», St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «Signal 2014» exhibition project, Contour Loft, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Collections

  • The State Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • PERMM Contemporary Art Museum, Perm, Russia
  • Credit Suisse Bank Collection
  • Sergey Kuriokhin Museum
  • the 'New Collection' Foundation
  • Private Collections
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