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 InstituteSolo exhibitions::
"Pandora's lovely stuff", Galerie Stanislas Bourgain, Paris2008
"Rubber Soul", Galerie Stanislas Bourgain, Paris2007
"Old New", Marat Guelman gallery, MoscowSelected group exhibitions:
2010 Ryssen kommer!
, Havremagasinet, Boden, SwedenPosle bedy (After disaster).
Krasnoyarsk museum center, Krasnoyarsk, RussiaFuturologia.
Garage, Moscow, Russia2009Not toys?!
, special project of 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art
. State Tretjakov Gallery, MoscowRussian Powera, special project of 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art
. "Red October", MoscowNew Old Cold War, special project of 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
"Red October", MoscowEuropean workshop.
Central House of Artists, MoscowFuture from here
. All-Russian exhibition centre, pavilion 57, Moscow2008 Russian art: paradoxes of history.
National Academy of Art, SofiaInvisible difference.
Gallery ARTStrelka projects, Moscow1968: policy on the streets
. Art-centre Fabrika_Project, MoscowLaboratoria. Experience.
Laboratoria Art&science Space, MoscowUncomfortable art.
000130 gallery, Helsinki2007Sots-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, MoscowSots Art. Political Art in Russia and China
. special project of 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, State Tretjakov Gallery, MoscowThe Diary of an Artist.
special project of 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Central House of Artists, MoscowWitnesses to the impossible
, special project of 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow Center of Art at Neglinnaya street, MoscowBaroque. Symptoms of grand style
. Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow,
RussiaHouse between Europe and Asia
, 5th International Biennale in Shirjaevo
. Shirjaevo, Samara region2006 Art Ц territory of liberty.
Moscow Center of Art at Neglinnaya street, MoscowThe Origin of Species. Art in the Age of Social Darwinism
. Museum of Contemporary Art, Toyama-HiroshimaPillow book
. Ecomusee Voltair, Geneva, Switzerland2005Love between Europe and Asia
, 4th International Biennale in Shirjaevo.
Shirjaevo, Samara regionRussian pop-art
. State Tretjakov Gallery, MoscowDoublethin.
Stella Art Gallery, MoscowNo comments?- special project of 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
Art-center Fabrika_Project, MoscowpARTy.
Center of contemporary arts, Kiev2004 ArtKljazma Ц 3rd Festival of Open-air Art
. Kliazma reservoir, Moscow regionBetween
. Museum of Contemporary Art, MoscowWithout glam
. Zverevsky center of contemporary art, MoscowDigital Russia: New Countdown
. Guelman gallery, Central House of artist, Moscow2003 Moscow Youth Festival of Contemporary Art "Halt! Who goes there?"
. MoscowArtKljazma Ц 2nd Festival of Open-air Art.
Kliazma reservoir,Moscow regionAbout 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 Selected Exhibitions: