anastasia kurakina

ANASTASIA KURAKINA was born in Moscow
in 1987. 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 – Xудожественное образование:

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 – Персональные выставки:

2017 – London, Russian Cultural Centre;2017;

2017 – Luzern, Switzerland, International Comic Festival;

2017Rome, Russian Center of Culture and Science;

2016 – St Petersburg, the Pushkinskaya 10 Art Center, Art League Gallery;

2016 – Rome, American Embassy;

2015 – Rome, Curva Pura Gallery;

2017Rome, Russian Center of Culture and Science, personal exhibition with Olga Volha Piashko;

2013 – Tolentino (MC), International Art Museum of Tolentino;

2013 – Rome, Cultural Center Elsa Morante, personal exhibition with Olga Volha Piashko;

2006 – Moscow, Central House of Artist.


Awards – Премии:

2017 – Rome, I prize of the national award “Arte &sport” of the AONI (National Italian Olympic Academy);

2015 – Rome, Adrenalina prize, I prize category GOLD;

2013 – Rome, Adrenalina prize under 35 and prize of the public, Museum of Contemporary Art MACRO;

2013 – Chieti, Milan, Winner of the 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;

2009 – Gaeta (LT), II prize “Domenico Purificato“;

2009 – Colmurano (MC), I prize of the 4th Biennial of the Illustration “Renzo C. Ventura”;

2008 – Modena, I prize “Under 25” of the national Competition of Contemporary Sacred Art “Familia Sancta“.


Collective exhibitions – Коллективные выставки:

2017 – Vatican, Vatican Museums, “Antico Presente” exhibition;

2017 – London, Sunny Art Award exhibition, Sunny Art Center

2017 – London, BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery;

2017 – London, Works on paper Art Fair, Royal Geographic Society;

2016 – Porto Cervo, live painting at SimonBart Gallery;

2016 – Rome, Brasilian Embassy, live painting at Simone Ghera’s exhibition “Dancer inside Brazil”;

2016 – Kriens, Switzerland, A-space gallery;

2016 – Oxford, UK, represented by Wealth-of-art at International Oxford Art Fair;

2015 – Mexico, “To Death with a smile”, MUMEDI Mexican Museum of Design;

2015 – Cambridge, UK, represented by Wealth-of-art at International Cambridge Art Fair;

2015 – Slovenia, International watercolor Biennial, CASTRA 2015;

2015 – Fabriano, International watercolor Biennal 2015;

2015, 2015 – Rome, Museum of Contemporary art MACRO, Adrenalina Art Prize;

2013 – Palermo, Palazzo Ziino, ”Centro Periferia”;

2013 – Los Angeles, La luz de Jesus Gallery, ”Beer is art”;

2013 – Shanghai, International Art Fair of Contemporary Art;

2013 – Rome, Embassy of Iraq;

2013 – Rome, Embassy of Egypt;

2013 – Venice, Arte Laguna Prize’s exhibition at Venice’s Arsenal;

2012 – Rome, «Green blood» at Dorothy Circus Gallery;

2012 – Rome, Adrian’s Temple, exhibition of finalists of the International Art competition «Centro Periferia» by Federculture;

2012 – Rome, Marino Gallery;

2011 – Anastasia represented Russian contemporary Art in Italy in occasion of the year of Russian culture at the Museum of Roman Cilvilization;

2011 – Rome, he Chamber of Deputies, Palazzo Montecitorio;

2011 – Rome, Don Quixote Gallery;

2010 – Milan, finalist’s exhibition of Premio Arte at the Permanente of Milan (catalogue of Contemporary Art 2010 by Giorgio Mondadori Editor;

2010 – Naples, “Biennial of the artist’s book”;

2010 – Rome, “24×24”, Takeaway Gallery & of “Opera Unica”;

2009 – La Paz, Bolivia, 4° Bienal Internacional Siart;

2009 – Nonantola (MO), Diocesan museum of Sacred art of Nonantola;

2008 – Bari, 28th International Fair of modern and contemporary Art of Bari;

2008 – Moscow, “Art Manezh 2008”, Central House of the Exhibitions of Moscow.



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