Diana Romanovich
Diana Romanovich (b. 1986) is a multidisciplinary artist from Novorossiysk, an alumna of Krasnodar University of Culture and Arts, student of the BAZA Institute of Contemporary art (2020–present). Currently based in Moscow.
In her practice, Romanovich examines femininity through the optics of dark ontologies and psychoanalysis. Her preferred media and techniques include installation, ceramics, metal, painting, and sculpture.

Sofya Skidan
Sofya Skidan b. 1996 — Ukhta, Russia Lives and works in Moscow. She graduated from the Saint-Petersburg State University of Film and Television and Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia. Works with installation, performance, sculpture and video. She explores ways of perceiving the world as information, questions about intuition and transformations, reflections on speculative history, and the spectator's visionary experience. Her work is a site-specific installation, in which artifacts of post-digital reality are combined with elements of a lost natural landscape, and Eastern spiritual practices with modern Western critical theory, reflecting the problems of our time. Tapping into the complexities of postcontemporary, Skidan raises questions around updated understandings of human and non-human identity within today's technogenic culture in the anthropocene.

Sofya Skidan was awarded with scholarship within the program of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in support of emerging artists 2019/2020, is winner of Black Box residency in the Meyerhold center, 2019, was nominated for Kuryokhin prize in the Best Visual Art Project nomination, 2018. She participated in Porto Design Biennale 2021, festivals Rosbank Future Cities and Archstoyaniye, 2021, 6 and 7th Moscow Youth Biennal as well as exhibition in State Darvin Museum, Garage Museum, Moscow Museum for Modern Art, Multimedia Art Museum, CCA Tipography (Krasnodar).

Katerina Lukina
Katerina Lukina (b. 1995, Mytishchi, Russia) is a Moscow-based artist. Alumna of the Moscow University of Printing Arts, Department of Graphic Arts (2019). Lukina has participated in group shows at the ISSMAG gallery, the Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, the ZDES na Taganke gallery, as well as in international exhibitions in China, Slovakia, Poland.

Anton Pashutkin
Anton Pashutkin is a Moscow-based visual artist and painter, second-year student of the Baza Institute; has participated in a number of group exhibitions.

Andrey Dmitrenko
Andrey Dmitrenko (b. 1990, Vladivostok) is a visual artist who prefers to work in mixed media, contrasting the textures and characteristics of various materials. He works with textiles, embroidery, printed graphics and related media, as well as installations and video art.
He also took part in the Special project of the Moscow Biennale for Young Art.
Lives and works in Moscow.


2019 — 2021 Institute of Contemporary Art and Theory BAZA
2008 — 2014 Far Eastern Federal University, Graphic Design

Solo shows

2021 — «Shimmering cloud», Art Gallery ARKA, Vladivostok
2020 — «Fragile depths», FFTN, Saint Petersburg
2019 — «You're like a noise in this little landscape», Center for Contemporary Art ZARYA, Vladivostok
2018 — «Wet stones thrown into the water column», Art Gallery ARKA, Vladivostok
2017 — «Signals», Center for Contemporary Art ZARYA, Vladivostok
2016 — «Memory of dust», Art Gallery ARKA, Vladivostok

Group shows

2021 — «Embrace, almost envelop», Contemporary Art Gallery ALISA, Moscow
2020 — «Dream of the down», Center for Contemporary Art ZARYA, Vladivostok
2020 — «Closed fish exhibition. Reconstruction»,
Special project of the Moscow Biennale for Young Art,
Voznesensky center, Moscow
2020 — «Support Group», special project of the Moscow Biennale for Young Art, in cooperation with CUBE Moscow, Moscow
2019 — «Morskaya», Center for Contemporary Art ZARYA, Vladivostok
2019 — Cosmoscow Contemporary Art Fair, Center for Contemporary Art ZARYA booth, Moscow
2017 — «Environment», Center for Contemporary Art ZARYA, Vladivostok
2017 — «Noise through a dream», Vladivostok International Biennale of Visual Arts, Vladivostok
2017 — «Rebels at the Edge», Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
2016 — «New poverty», in cooperation with Vladivostok School of Contemporary Art, Vladivostok
2015 — «SOL», Art Museum of Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok
2014 — «Funicular 5», Museum of Modern Art ARTETAGE, Vladivostok


2017 — Center for Contemporary Art ZARYA, Vladivostok




Works of Andrey Dmitrenko are in collections of Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Gallery of Contemporary Art ARKA, Center for Contemporary Art ZARYA, Art Museum of Far Eastern Federal University, as well as in a number of private collections.

Kirill Mikhailin
Multimedia artist; works with installation, objects, painting and drawing, techniques mixtes. Student of the Moscow Institute of Contemporary Art BAZA. Participant of the Special Project of the VII Moscow Biennale of Young Art.
Lives and works in Moscow.


2019 — 2021 The Institute of Contemporary Art and and Theory BAZA, Moscow
2010 — 2016 The Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, Saint Petersburg

Selected group exhibitions

2021 Embrace, almost envelop | Contemporary Art Gallery ALISA | Moscow
2021 Arcanum | IP Vinogradov artist run space | Moscow
2020 Closed Fish Exhibition. Reconstruction | Special project VII Moscow Biennale for Young Art | Voznesensky Center | Moscow
2020 The support group art platform | Special project VII Moscow Biennale for Young Art | ART CENTER CUBE | Moscow
2020 VOPIs wake | Nepokorennie Open Studio's Gallery | St. Petersburg
2019 Basic set 1.0 | The Foundation of Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantine Sorokin | Moscow
2019 exist/unknown | Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Center | St. Petersburg
2019 SAM FAIR | Street Art Museum | St. Petersburg
2019 Apocalypse today | Performance | Manege Central Exhibition Hall | St. Petersburg
2018 Side effects | Nepokorennie Open Studio | St. Petersburg
2018 Garage Sale! | 7th Independent Contemporary Art Fair | St. Petersburg
2018 Tetris | Nepokorennie Open Studio | St. Petersburg
2018 Almost opened door | Performance | Nepokorennie Open Studio | St. Petersbur

Links and publications



2018 Nepokorennie Open Studio | Russia

Julia Shafarostova
Julia Shafarostova (b. 1991, Krasnodar) creates installations, works on paper and photographs, exploring the themes of identity and myth-making. In her works, she puts a great emphasis on the local context and situations and translates them into universal and accessible narratives.

Studied at the Khmel and Sukhoveeva School of Photography (Krasnodar) and KICA (Krasnodar Institute of Contemporary Art). Member of the Businki Art Collective. Participated in the Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art (Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2020) and multiple group shows at the Typography Center for Contemporary Art (Krasnodar, 2018–2021).

German Lavrovsky
German Lavrovsky (b. 1995, Moscow) is an artist whose interests include queerness, care, reproduction, and the prototyping of the future. Starting out in fashion and codes of self-design and moving into postdigital plastic arts, Lavrovsky is interested in contemporary visual economies of gender and historical experiments with postnuclear family relationships. All of his work can be seen on public platforms and is open code and free of copyright. He lives and works in Moscow.


2017 — «Kartateka» Group exhibition, Moscow
2018 — Residency PROGR Switzerland
2018 — «Digital Landscape» Dreiviertel Bern, Switzerland
2019 — art research project «Reborn»
2019 — Conference «Resistance is fertile» Goldsmiths University — Department of Media, Communication and Cultural Studies — «Reborn» project presentation
2020 — Symposium «ALIEN PROCESSES: REPRODUCTION & TIME» in The New Centre Student Symposium — video documentation of game with «Reborn» presentation
2020 — GARAGE museum digital platform —
Game with Reborn
2020 — Arc Electronica
2020 — Panel «Queer Art & Censorship in Russia» — Department
of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania

Alexandra Demenkova
Alexandra Demenkova (b. 1980, Kingisepp, Russia) is a Russian photographer. She has participated in international photography festivals and exhibitions in Russia, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and other countries.

Her solo shows were held at the Contretype Center for Contemporary Photography (Brussels, Belgium), the Latvian Museum of Photography (Riga, Latvia) and other venues.

Demenkova's works can be found in the collections of CBK (Centrum Beeldende Kunst) Zuidoost (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal (The Hague, the Netherlands), Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), as well as in other public and private collections in Russia, Europe and the USA.

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