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Masha Iv

Masha Iv is a Russian artist, performer, and fashion designer who works in various techniques (painting, graphics, collage, installation, etc.). Masha Iv was born on May 23, 1986. In 2006, she graduated from the Carl Faberge College of Arts and Crafts (Moscow), and in 2007 - from the school "Free Workshops" at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. In 2010, she received additional education at the Russian Correspondence Institute of Textile and Light Industry. Since 2007, Masha Iv has actively participated in group exhibitions and realized a large number of art projects in Russia and abroad, including such major events as the Moscow Biennial of Young Art (2008) and the Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art (2009, 2011, and 2013). Cooperates with the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and the State Darwin Museum. In 2013, Masha Iv creates a special project "Malevich Space" for the "Night of Museums" campaign at the State Tretyakov Gallery, and in the fall of 2014, she works in collaboration with the Tretyakov Gallery on an interactive installation "From Grief to Happiness" based on the works of artist Dmitry Prigov (shown as part of the "Night of Art" campaign). In 2015, Masha took part in large group exhibitions in Moscow: Workshop'15 "SUB OBSERVATIONEM" at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the Bartenev Factory project within the exhibition "Say: I love you", also at MMOMA. In February 2017, the artist's first solo exhibition "Mountains: Colorful Music" was held at the A.N. Scriabin House Museum. Among Masha Iv's foreign projects and exhibitions is the performance "Cyclicity", shown at the Women in Paradise festival in Amsterdam, Netherlands (2015), the creation of costumes for the theatrical production "Iphis and Ianthe", shown in Paris, France (2015). In May 2017, Masha Iv's solo exhibition "Adventures in the Mountains" was held in Paris. Since 2012, Masha Iv is a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. 


Artists  statement

The key themes of my works are the study of the natural landscape of our planet, drawing attention to environmental issues, and the harmonious coexistence of man and nature. I work in mixed techniques, as I like to experiment with paints on different bases and observe how they interact with each other. Such experiments often lead me to surprising results. I most often find the phrases and captions integrated into my works in in-flight magazines, glossies, advertising campaigns, and other print media. More precisely, the right phrases find me on their own at the right time when I'm working on a particular painting. Glimpsed phrases are often stored in our subconscious and sometimes serve as a trigger or set a vector of movement. Motivational phrases in paintings are like beacons that point in the right direction so as not to veer off course. 

Selected group exhibitions

  • 2023                      «Gift under the tree» «Zdes na Taganke». Moscow. Russia;

  • 2022                      «Starfall» Gallery «Zdes na Taganke». Moscow. Russia;

  • 2021                      « House inside out» Rakov Gallery. Saint Petersburg. Russia;

  • 2021                      «Observers of  earthlings» Gallery «Zdes na Taganke». Moscow. Russia;

  • 2021                       «Mask mode». Gallery «Our artists». Moscow. Russia;

  • 2017                      «HaHaHa Moscow». Museum  Art 4. Moscow. Russia;

  • 2017                       «START in Art».Gallery K-35.  Moscow. Russia;

  • 2016                       «Legs in water, head's in the clouds» Gallery «Zdes na Taganke».Moscow. Russia;

  • 2015                        Project « Bartenev's factory» during the exhibition « Say: I love you" Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia;   

  • 2015                       Workshop’15«SUB OBSERVATIONEM».Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia; 


  • 2014                       Project «Zu-Zu».  State Darwin Museum;


  • 2013                       5 Moscow  Biennale of contemporary art. Special project “  Book-Art- Botany”;


  • 2012                        «Original fake»,  State Darwin Museum.  Moscow, Russia;


  • 2011                        4 Moscow Biennale of contemporary art.  Special project “Open class. School 109, Moscow, Russia;          

  • 2011                        Workshop'11. Moscow Museum of Modern Art.  Moscow, Russia;

  • 2011                        «Project  Air» State Darwin Museum. Moscow, Russia;                                        


  • 2010                         3 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Project "Dormitory District". State Darwin Museum. Project "Dream";

  • 2008                        The exhibition of  illustrators "Free WI-FI. Moscow Museum of Modern Art  Moscow, Russia;  

  • 2008                        1Moscow International Biennale for Young Art. Qui Vive? Moscow Museum of  Modern Art.  Moscow, Russia;


  • 2007                        The exhibition of  illustrators "Love Couture" Zurab Gallery;

  • 2007                        Workshop'07 Moscow Museum of Modern Art.  Moscow, Russia.                               


Special Projects

  • 2020                    Mural painting 6m*8m  on  «Krasnaya Polayna Resort». Sochi. Russia;


  • 2015                    Costumes for the show  «Iphis and Ianthe». Paris. France;

  • 2014                    Interactive installation "From Grief  to Happiness" based on the artworks  of the artist. Dmitry Prigov ."Night of the Arts" action. State Tretyakov Gallery;

  • 2013                    Interactive  Installation “ Cosmos of Malevich” State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow, Russia;                             


  • 2012                    Art event “ Krymskiy plein air  with Konstantin  Korovin”. State Tretyakov Gallery Moscow, Russia;


  • 2010                    Exhibition “The vision of dance. To the 100 anniversary of the Russian Ballet. Sergei   Diaghilev in Paris”.  State Tretyakov Gallery.  Moscow, Russia


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