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Maria Węslawska-Gribina
Artist, photographer
Born and raised in an artistic family in Moscow. Graduated from Carl Fabergé College of Decorative Arts. Undertook further professional studies at the Moscow Academy of Photography and at the School of Contemporary Art “Free Workshops” at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA). In 2009 Maria participated in the Objective Reality Foundation’s educational program taught by Bjarke Myrthu and Lucian Perkins. Official photographer of the Grinberg agency (2011-2013). Author of educational programs. At present Maria works on a number of project of her own as well as in collaboration with Salt Images agency and charity foundation. Lecturer at the School of Contemporary Art “Free Workshops”.
Her works are part of the Moscow Multimedia Art Museum’s collection, Museum of Moscow City, and in several private collections in Russia and abroad. She was published The Calvert Journal, BBC, The Times and in many others.

Artist works with photography and other mediums. Her work is based on in-depth research of the different psychological patterns of our society, with the methodology of reconstruction the ordinary life situations. In her projects, she divides society into different groups and categories depends on a topic. For instance: kids with guns, people who are talking about sex, man, who had never had a kid in their life, etc.

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2016 – “Only a game?”, Photobiennale, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
  • 2015 – “Guys”, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
  • 2015 – “Fathers”, Biennale “Fashion and Style in Photography”, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
  • 2015 – “Nearly Like Other Girls”, Biennale “Fashion and Style in Photography”, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
  • 2013 – “Nearly Like Other Girls”, festival Fotoparad, Uglich, Russia
  • 2013 – “Natura Morta” in the project “Russian artists in 11 Magleheme” Maglehem, Sweden
  • 2012 – «Natura morta», festival «Femme Feast», Artpley, Moscow
  • 2011 – “Loneliness”, MMOMA, a museum of Konenkova, Moscow, Russia
  • 2009 – “Frailty”, Library for Foreign Literature Rudomino, Moscow, Russia
  • 2008 – “Maglehem – a place on earth”, Aoseum, Åhus, Sweden
  • 2008 – “Start” program “Debut”, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
  • 2007 – “Space objects”, Library for Foreign Literature Rudomino, Moscow, Russia

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • 2019 – “Family values”, Museum of Moscow,Moscow, Russia
  • 2019 – The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100, project Human Hotel by Wooloo collective, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
  • 2018 – “My pretty. Hair”, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
  • 2017 – “Rodchenko School. New Generation of Russian Art. Photography and multimedia”, KRINZINGER PROJEKTE, Krinzinger Gallery, Vienna, Austria
  • 2017 – “They”, the exhibition of the winners of the “Direct View” competition, the Culture Center of Lublin, Poland
  • 2016 – “19/92. First” to the 25th anniversary of the School of Contemporary Art “Free Workshops”, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
  • 2016 – “3 to 3. Color”, cost center “Gallery A3”, Moscow, Russia
  • 2015 – “Sub observationem”, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
  • 2015 – “Origin of Species”, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
  • 2014 – participation in group exhibitions of the KOP studio George Ostretsov, Moscow, Russia
  • 2013 – “Siberia in the Eyes of Russian Photographers”, Katzen Arts Center, Washington, USA
  • 2013 – “Russian artists in 11 Magleheme” Maglehem, Sweden
  • 2013 – “Portrait naw!”, National History Museum, Hillerød, Denmark
  • 2013 – “Portrait naw!”, Museum Erarta St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2012 – “Rejected Reality”, III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art Exhibition, Artplay, Moscow, Russia
  • 2012 – “Entourage”, Student ArtProm, Artplay, Moscow, Russia
  • 2012 – Street photography festival, Fotodok, Moscow, Russia
  • 2012 – “Fotoboloto”, Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russia
  • 2011-2012 – “Fotoboloto” Fotodok, Moscow, Russia
  • 2011 – exhibition of portraits in the Sotheby’s at the presentation FROZEN DREAMS
  • 2011 – festival Reflections, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
  • 2011 – “Maglehem – the Place on the earth”, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
  • 2010 – “Zones of Estrangement”, project “Kids”, Gallery Land of Tomorrow, Lexington, USA
  • 2010 – ’’Swedish family", Art Museum in Uppsala, Sweden.
  • 2010 – ‘’Projection of reality’‘, project ’’Solitude’’, Exhibition Hall ‘’Red October’’, Moscow, Russia
  • 2010 – First Biennial of Modern Art of South of Russia, project ‘’Swedish family"’, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
  • 2010 – Biennial of Modern Art, “They are dreaming”, Yakutia, Russia
  • 2009 – “My love, my friends”, project “Kids”, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
  • 2009 – Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, project “Swedish family”, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
  • 2009 – International Festival of Contemporary Art “Ancient and Avant-Garde”, the project “Start”, Chersonese, Sevastopol, Russia.
  • 2008 – Participation in the final exhibition of photo contest winners nationwide “NO BARRIERS”, gallery “FotoSoyuz”, Moscow.
  • 2008 – Moscow International Biennale for Young Artists “STOP! WHO IS ’’MEMBER OF” Subjunctive Moods "/ residence of the Presidency of the European Commission in Russia, Moscow.
  • 2007 – “SPACE”, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow.
  • 2007 – Trolleholms Slott, Sweden.