ANASTASIA KURAKINA was born
in 1987 in Moscow (Russia).
She studied in Moscow and in Rome.
At present, she lives and works in 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:

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:

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:

2017 – Vatican Museums, private collections in UK, Italy, Germany, Monaco, Russia;