Maria Serebriakova (b.1965, Russia)

Serebriakova was born in Moscow 1965, and she currently travels back and forth primarily to Belgium, France, Germany and her home country. Her work therefore encapsulates both her Russian heritage and the various cultural traditions and life-styles she encounters. This lifestyle of Serebriakova and many of her generation is often referred to as 'artistic nomadism'. However, the working habits and inspiration for Serebriakova's work can also be traced back to the Russian 'Peredvizhniki' (wanderer) movement which was defined by an exceptionally emotional connection to landscape. The influence of the Russian Conceptualism movement of the late 80's can also be observed.

A major turning point for Serebriakova, which propelled her recognition as a major Russian artist was when she participated in Jan Hoet's prestigious Documenta IX in Kassel, Germany 1992. Aged just twenty seven, she was the youngest artist exhibited. Among other international events she has taken part in are Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, IV Triennale der Kleinplastik in Stuttgart, “Art&Idea” in Mexico, 1 and 2 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Her solo and group exhibitions include the shows at Centre for Contemporary Art PS1 (MOMA, New York, USA), National Museum of Contemporary Art (Oslo), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) and etc. In 2002 Regina Gallery hosted a solo exhibition of Serebriakova “Рама/Painter” (installation), “TV painting” (photo).

Serebriakova, Maria b.1965

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