ANASTASIA KURAKINA was born
in 1987 in Moscow (Russia).
She studied in Moscow and in Rome.
At present, she lives and works in Paris, London,
Monte Carlo, Milan, Moscow and Rome.
Her psychologically analytical
works are a kind
of art fables. A simple image
or object from life transforms in a metaphora
of life itself in her paintings. Her portraits and
graphic works are philosophical
essence of visible and seeming reality.

 

 

 

 

Art education:

2012-2014 – MA Fine Art at the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome;
2007-2012 – Academy of Fine Arts of Rome;
1998-2005 – Moscow Academic Art Lyceum of the Academy of Fine Arts of Russia.

 

Personal exhibitions:

2019 – Rome, Marino Gallery;

2018 – Rome, Marino Gallery;

2018 –Milan, Zanuso Gallery;
2017 – London, Russian Cultu al Centre;
2017 –Luzern, Switzerland, International Comic Festival; 2017 – Rome, Russian Center of Culture and
Science;
2016 – St.Petersburg, the Pushkinskaya 10 Art Center, Art League Gallery;
2016 – Porto Cervo, Sardinia, evening solo show at MDM Museum of Contemporary Art; 2016 – Rome,
American Embassy;
2013 – Tolentino (MC), International Art Museum of Tolentino;
2006 – Moscow, Central House of Artist.

 

 

Awards:

2017 – Rome, I prize of the national award “Arte &sport” of the AONI (National Italian Olympic Academy);
2015 – Rome, Adrenalina prize I prize;
2013 – Rome, Adrenalina prize under 35 and prize of the public, Museum of Contemporary Art MACRO;
2013 – Chieti, Milan, Golden Medal of «Illustrate Manzoni»award, Chieti-Milano Manzoni’s Museum, Italy;
2012 – Milan, Winner of the scholarship for the artistic research of Socetà Umanitaria of Milan;
2011 – Tolentino, I prize “City of Tolentino” of the 26th edition of the International Bienniale of Art Humor of Tolentino;
2008 – Modena, I prize “Under 25” of the national Competition of Contemporary Sacred Art “Familia Sancta“.

 

Collective exhibitions:

2019 – London, UK Royal Watercolour Society’s Contemporary Watercolour Competition, Bankside gallery;

2018 – Sunderland, UK, Sunderland Museum un Winter Gardens;
2018 – Edinburgh, UK, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, BP Portrait Award;
2017 – Vatican, Vatican Museums, “Antico Presente” exhibition;
2017 – London, UK, Sunny Art Award exhibition, Sunny Art Center;
2017 – Exeter, UK, Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, BP Portrait Award;
2017 – London, UK, National Portrait Gallery, BP Portrait Award;
2017 – London, Works on paper Art Fair, Royal Geographic Society;
2016 – Sardinia, live painting at Il Novecento gallery;
2016 – Rome, live painting at Brasilian Embassy at Simone Ghera’s “Dance inside Brasil” exhibition;
2016 – Oxford, UK, Oxford International Art Fair;
2015 – Mexico, MUMEDI Mexican Museum of Design;
2015 – Cambridge, UK, Cambridge International Art Fair;
2015 – Rome, Museum of Contemporary art MACRO;
2013 – Los Angeles, La luz de Jesus Gallery;
2013 – Shanghai, International Art Fair of Contemporary Art;
2013 – Rome, Embassy of Iraq, Embassy of Egypt;
2013 – Venice, Arte Laguna Prize’s exhibition at Venice’s Arsenal;
2012 – Rome, «Green blood» at Dorothy Circus Gallery;
2011 – Museum of Roman Cilvilization in Rome;
2010 – Naples, “Biennial of the artist’s book”;
2009 – La Paz, Bolivia, 4° Bienal Internacional Siart;
2008 – Bari, 28th International Fair of modern and contemporary Art;
2008 – Moscow, “Art Manezh 2008”, Central Exhibitions Hall Manege.

 

Collections:

Vatican Museums; Nina lobanova-Rostovskaya (London);

National Museum of Sacred Art of Nonantola (Italy);

Marchese Sacchetti (Rome); National Centre for Manzoni’s Studies (Milan).

(private collections in Italy, UK, Russia, Germany)