Triennial artists

This section currently features works by every artist participating in the Triennial. It will develop to include every artist that the Garage team met with during their research.

Triennial Artists List

Agency of Singular Investigations (Stanislav Shuripa, Anna Titova), Danil Akimov, Pavel Aksenov, Victor Alimpiev, Evgeny Antufiev, Vladimir Arkhipov, Alexander Bayun-Gnutov, BlueSoup group, Anastasia Bogomolova, Dmitry Bulatov, Alexey Chebykin, Chto Delat, Ilya Dolgov, Aslan Gaisumov, Kirill Garshin, Genda Fluid (Antonina Baever), Gentle Women group, Micro-art-group Gorod Ustinov, Evgeny Granilshchikov, Alexey Iorsh, Evgeny Ivanov, Anna Kabisova and Evgeny Ivanov, Murad Khalilov, Anfim Khanykov, Ilgizar Khasanov, Kirill Lebedev (Kto), Victoria Lomasko, Artem Loskutov, Kirill Makarov, Taus Makhacheva, Alexander Matveev, Roman Mokrov, Andrei Monastyrsky, Damir Muratov, Nadenka creative association, Mayana Nasybullova, Katrin Nenasheva, Ivan Novikov, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Nikolai Panafidin, Alexandra Paperno, Anna Parkina, Pavel Pepperstein, Sasha Pirogova, Anastasia Potemkina, Sergey Poteryaev, Alexander Povzner, Dmitri Prigov, Vladimir Seleznyov, Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai, Sveta Shuvaeva, Shvemy sewing cooperative, Elena Slobtseva, Mikhail Smaglyuk, Albert Soldatov, Olga Subbotina and Mikhail Pavlukevich, Alexandra Sukhareva, Andrey Syailev, TOY, Zaurbek Tsugaev, Udmurt, Urbanfeminism, Dimitri Venkov, Where Dogs Run, Alisa Yoffe, Anton Zabrodin, ZIP group, ZLYE art group, and 33+1.

Information on each participating artist can be found on the site and information on every artist visited during the research for the exhibition will be available shortly.

Seven "vectors" have been identified through which the current art life of the country can be broadly understood. Artists selected for the Triennial are presented according to these tendencies:

Master Figure


These artists have an authoritative artistic language, which extends beyond the place where they live and work. They influence creative life in Russia; form the basis of the younger generation’s artistic ideals; and provide examples of a successful career as an artist living and working in the country

Personal Mythologies


This section includes artists who have developed complex aesthetic systems through a holistic approach to art practice that goes beyond stylistic boundaries. The rich visual worlds they create employ all available means of expression, often reflecting on existing myths about Russia — or “Russianness” — that live in the collective consciousness of the nation. At other times, the highly introspective worlds of these artists serve as an escape, or a refuge, from the ordinary course of daily life.

Fidelity to Place


The theme of "place" and the specific nature of each context and history of geography might easily be termed intransient. Within the Russian multicultural context, this way of thinking occupies a special position. The diversity of the country and the consequent logistical difficulties — alongside the rich historical context — inspire artists to reflect on that which can be found close to hand, seeking meaning in their surroundings.

Common Language


This section brings together artists working with the international language of contemporary art, thus requiring no "translation" in terms of common cultural understanding. In their work, these practitioners refer to themes such as collective memory, strategies of communication, artificial intelligence, or human suffering in ways that can be understood beyond the nation state or individual identification.

Art in Action


Many artists are driven by the lived, sociopolitical realities that they experience. They make innovative use of public space, working with relevant themes and calling communities to action. This vector is divided into three sections that reflect the most pressing concerns of artists now: the street as a platform for change, social drawing, and feminist agendas.

Street Morphology


In places where there is limited institutional support and a lack of opportunities to create and show work, many artists turn to street art as a creative practice. In this habitat, there is an endless resource for artists to focus on urban issues such as the destruction of historic buildings and insensitive use of advertising within the cityscape.

Local Histories of Art


Recognizing that the Triennial ultimately takes place in Moscow, in Gorky Park, in Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, which is contrary to many culturally- or site-specific ways of working across the country, this section adds a corrective to the broad and diverse visual display of practices in the capital city by making space for an open-ended, discursive platform that expands both participation in and the perspectives of the exhibition.

Every two weeks, for the duration of the Triennial, artists, philosophers, curators, museum staff, and art historians from across the country expand on the art scene in Russia's disparate cities and regions through a series of events that include lectures, performances, actions, and music.