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Diana Machulina
Moscow



Machulina Diana

1981 born in Lugansk, Ukraine
1998 graduated from Moscow Academic Art Lycee
1998-2000 Ц student of GITIS (Russian Academy of Theatre Art), Stage Design department
2002 Ц studying Stuttgart Art Academy, Germany
2003 graduated from Moscow Institute of Contemporary Art
2004 graduated from Moscow Surikov State Academic Art Institute

Solo exhibitions::

2009

"Pandora's lovely stuff", Galerie Stanislas Bourgain, Paris
2008
"Rubber Soul", Galerie Stanislas Bourgain, Paris
2007
"Old New", Marat Guelman gallery, Moscow

Selected group exhibitions:

2010

Ryssen kommer!, Havremagasinet, Boden, Sweden
Posle bedy (After disaster). Krasnoyarsk museum center, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Futurologia. Garage, Moscow, Russia

2009
Not toys?! , special project of 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. State Tretjakov Gallery, Moscow
Russian Powera, special project of 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. "Red October", Moscow
New Old Cold War, special project of 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. "Red October", Moscow
European workshop. Central House of Artists, Moscow
Future from here. All-Russian exhibition centre, pavilion 57, Moscow

2008
Russian art: paradoxes of history. National Academy of Art, Sofia
Invisible difference. Gallery ARTStrelka projects, Moscow
1968: policy on the streets. Art-centre Fabrika_Project, Moscow
Laboratoria. Experience. Laboratoria Art&science Space, Moscow
Uncomfortable art. 000130 gallery, Helsinki

2007
Sots-art. Political art in Russia from 1972 to today. La Maison Rouge, Paris,
History in present tense. Main program of 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Federation Tower, Moscow
Sots Art. Political Art in Russia and China. special project of 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, State Tretjakov Gallery, Moscow
The Diary of an Artist. special project of 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Central House of Artists, Moscow
Witnesses to the impossible, special project of 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow Center of Art at Neglinnaya street, Moscow
Baroque. Symptoms of grand style. Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow,
Russia
House between Europe and Asia, 5th International Biennale in Shirjaevo. Shirjaevo, Samara region

2006
Art Ц territory of liberty. Moscow Center of Art at Neglinnaya street, Moscow
The Origin of Species. Art in the Age of Social Darwinism. Museum of Contemporary Art, Toyama-Hiroshima
Pillow book. Ecomusee Voltair, Geneva, Switzerland

2005
Love between Europe and Asia, 4th International Biennale in Shirjaevo. Shirjaevo, Samara region
Russian pop-art. State Tretjakov Gallery, Moscow
Doublethin. Stella Art Gallery, Moscow
No comments?- special project of 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Art-center Fabrika_Project, Moscow
pARTy. Center of contemporary arts, Kiev

2004
ArtKljazma Ц 3rd Festival of Open-air Art. Kliazma reservoir, Moscow region
Between. Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
Without glam. Zverevsky center of contemporary art, Moscow
Digital Russia: New Countdown. Guelman gallery, Central House of artist, Moscow

2003
Moscow Youth Festival of Contemporary Art "Halt! Who goes there?". Moscow
ArtKljazma Ц 2nd Festival of Open-air Art. Kliazma reservoir,Moscow region

About her art

Diana Machulina could have become the art-icon of the new south-Russian wave, had it not been for three Moscow art-institutes and for the art academy in Stuttgart, which formed her international approach to visual language and did not leave any traces of the aesthetic legacy of her Lugansk childhood.

Diana Machulina's optics brings to the ordinary world the unexpected irrational inside, which the viewer begins to suspect looking attentively at the works of the artist. The viewer's suspicion of a more complicated lay-out of the world, than that which is visible, is the result of the foresight of the artist, the result of discovery of the metaphorical mechanisms, which control the life of beings sensitive to metaphors.

The art of Machulina shares with the viewer this gift of aesthetic sensitivity and causes doubt in that which is obvious. The gift of making the obvious and habitual strange lies at the base of the artist's poetics. Her works return reality to us, as something worrying and joyful, contrived frequently and in many different ways, and inexhaustibly dark in its secrecy.

Alexander EVANGELY

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