Artist Mariia Drozdova

Mariia Drozdova

Artist from Ukraine

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About the artist Mariia Drozdova

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I work in such areas as: painting, graphics, photography, collage, performance, installation. 2017-2020 – Teacher at the “Step” computer academy. Course in drawing, composition and art history. Kharkov, Ukraine. I received a classical art education, but I also work in the field of contemporary art. My works are in collections in the following countries: Ukraine, USA, Ireland, England, Poland, Canada, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Czech Republic, Norway, Finland, in the collection of the Spazio-Tempo Arte Foundation Italy, National History Museum Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark.

  • Community member since January 20th, 2019
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2023 - MSUMK ART FORUM "Cosmogony. Art. Noosphere. Ecology". Museum of Contemporary Ukrainian Art Korsakov. Lutsk, Ukraine. Speaker. The topic of the speech is “The influence of art, through inclusive practices, on the development of a conscious society, as the main component of the formation of the noosphere.” 2023 - Lecture “The Sacred, Taboo and Stigma in Art.” Performative weekend. Museum of Contemporary Ukrainian Art Korsakov. Lutsk, Ukraine. Curator: Ales Tomakh. 2023 - Performative weekend. Museum of Contemporary Ukrainian Art Korsakov. Lutsk, Ukraine. Performance "Prayer", art object. Curator: Ales Tomakh. 2023 – Publication in THE JOURNEY FANZINE. Article: “ART IN A THE FRONT-LINE CITY”. Author: writer and artist Enzo Comin. 2023- Fifth Festival of Contemporary Women's Art. Exhibition "Allegory of Power". Ukrainian Association of Women's Research in Art UAFRA, with the support of the Institute of Contemporary Art of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Institute of Contemporary Art, Kyiv, Ukraine. 2 projects 2023- VI Open International Festival of Conceptual Photography. National Union of Photographers of Ukraine. Publication in the catalogue. Two single photographs and one diptych. Page 35, 37, 63 2023- Exhibition “Cosmogony of Meanings”. Museum of Contemporary Ukrainian Art Korsakov. 2 projects. Curators: Victor Korsak, Ales Tomakh. Lutsk, Ukraine. Publication in the catalog “Cosmogony of Meanings”. Art. 68, section “Fire”. 2022- Artisterium 15. Tbilisi International Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Georgian-Ukrainian exhibition "Tomorrow". Supervised by Viktoria Danelyan (Ukraine), Magda Guruli (Georgia). State Museum of Georgian Literature named after Leonidze, Tbilisi, Georgia. 2022 – Exhibition “MAKE ART NOT WAR” for peace in Ukraine, a call to stop the bombing, fundraising for charity. CAM | Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy. 2021 - Artist Talk: “Sacred performance: understanding symbols and codes from the position of the author and viewer, how taboos influence the author’s vision. Municipal Gallery. Kharkov, Ukraine. 2021 – Performance “Washing the Roots”, action “Night of Performance”, parallel program of the exhibition “NO TABOO. Update”, dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the NON Stop Media festival, VOVATANYA Gallery location. Kharkov, Ukraine. 2021 – Exhibition “NO TABOO. Update”, dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the NON Stop Media festival, location Municipal Gallery and VOVATANYA Gallery. Kharkov, Ukraine. 2021 - International art project #365daysafter, organized by M O K O N S H U. Partners: Garaža KAMBA Art Gallery, International Art Residence DE LICEIRAS 18, Independent Institute of Contemporary Art Snarte Space, Creative Agency K A M S O M O L. 2021 – Publication in MOST INFLUENTIAL ART Magazine, 6th edition, issue dated June 10, 2021. 2021- NFT collage project 2021 – Publication on the Galphia portal, 2020 - Exhibition "Paraphrases of Albrecht Dürer", dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the twinning of Kharkov and Nuremberg and the 25th anniversary of the founding of the educational and cultural organization "House of Nuremberg". Curator - Ales Tomakh. With the support of the Goethe-Institut. Kharkov Art Museum. Kharkov, Ukraine. 2020 – Publication in JaamZIN Creative magazine issue 1, volume 3, January 2020. 2019 – Exhibition of finalists of the VI All-Ukrainian Contemporary Art Competition named after. Nathan Altman. Curator - Alexander Nikityuk. Vinnitsa, Ukraine. 2019- Personal exhibition “Praeterita”,, Port creative hub, Kyiv, Ukraine. 2019 – Publication in the magazine “Business” (consultation for an article), publication - September 2019, No. 35-39. 2019 - Exhibition "ENTROPIA", MetaCulture. Organizer socl:e. With the support of: French Institute in Ukraine. Performance, object. Kyiv. Ukraine. 2018 – Carbonarium Festival, Carbon art space, Kyiv, Ukraine 2018 – Participation in the AuctionFR auction, with the support of Galeria Sztuki STALOWA 2018 – Galeria Sztuki STALOWA, Warsaw, Poland, Auction XXXIII and pre-competition exhibition of contemporary art 2018 – New wave exhibition (New wave fast No. 3). Lviv, Ukraine 2017- Center for Media Communications and Visual Research. Kharkov National University named after. V.N. Karazin. International barcamp “Karazin Media Symposium”. 2017- Festival “Days of Performance Art”, “Dziga” gallery, performance, Ukraine, Lviv. 2017- Passed a competitive selection of 14 participants for a portfolio review with Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg, as part of the exhibition Christopher Makos: “The Age of Andy Warhol.” Portfolio participant - review. Cultural platform Izolyatsiya, Kyiv, Ukraine. 2017 – Creation of an icon for the Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God. Ukraine, Kharkov. There are 3 icons in the church collection made by me. 2017 – publication and co-authorship in the independent artistic and analytical magazine “Discourse” 2016 - Galeria Sztuki STALOWA, Warsaw, Poland, XXIII Auction and pre-competition exhibition of contemporary art 2016 - Galeria Sztuki STALOWA, Warsaw, Poland, XXII Auction and pre-competition exhibition of contemporary art 2015- MONA INNER SPACES, exhibition REZYDENCJA, 2 projects, video art, text, painting, collage. Poznan. Poland. 2015- “Ostatnia wieczerza” galeria Rotundra, UAP, Poznań. Poland. Performance, art objects.. 2015-Up Gallery Berlin, project "Not-Aufnahme / Emergency Room" for 48 hours Neukölln. Performance. 2 Performances and 1 action. 2015 - Wystawa Końcoworoczna UAP. Pracownia Sztuki Performance UAP. Performance. Photo documentation. Curator: Professor Janusz Baldyga. Publication in the catalog "Pracownia Sztuki Performance" 2014/2015. Poznan, Poland. 2015- Checkpoint # 8, Plac Wolności, Poznań, Design Days. Performance. 2015 - Art Plainair. Skokie. Poland. Performance. Land art. Curator: Professor Janusz Baldyga. 2015 - the final stage of the exhibition of the Brewer J.C. Jacobsen Portrait Prize competition. National History Museum Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark. Video project “Foods of the Earth”. 2015 - Up Gallery Berlin exhibition "UNEASE", Richardstrasse 43/44. Performance. Curator, Professor Janusz Baldyga. 2015 – Yermilov Center. Exhibition "Zero without a stick". Ukraine, Kharkov. 2015 - GAUDE POLONIA grant program. Curator, Professor Janusz Baldyga. 2014- Publication on the art portal “Art is watching you” by Irina Denisova 2014-Kyiv. Art picnic of Slava Frolova. Pavilion 10 VDNKh. Exhibition “Golden Rain Above Us”. Curator - Nina Murashkina. 2014 - Publication in RETUNE magazine 2014- exhibition Spazio-Tempo Arte HUMAN RIGHTS? #MEMENTO FONDAZIONE OPERA CAMPANA DEI CADUTI LARGO EUSEBIO IORI COLLE DI MIRAVALL - ROVERETO TRENTO ITALY project “When the state begins to kill, it always calls itself homeland” from Maria Drozdova Ukraine. Curated by Roberto Ronca 2013 - publication in Kock magazin No. 5 2013-Christmas fair in Yermilov center. Kharkiv 2013 - Publication in the second edition of the printed magazine “Irreversible meatiness” 2013 - Gallery “Dziga” Lviv. Project “Clouds. Invisible crystals" curator Volodko Kaufman 2012 - Institute of Contemporary Art, MUKhi competition, Kyiv. Ukraine 2012 - Nominee of the sixth festival of youth projects NON STOP MEDIA “Foods of the Earth” 2012- Days of apartment exhibitions “zero budget” of the project “Sincerity” 2012 - online gallery Winzavod 2011 - “Garden of Laughing Animals” as part of the festival of non-contemporary art “Human Factor in Action”, Kostyurinsky Lane gallery, Kharkov; 2010 - exhibition in the library of the Polytechnic University; 2009- Volunteer teacher at the children's drawing competition “Kindness through the eyes of children” 2009- StreetArt fest (painting on Lenin Avenue, 76) Kharkov. Ukraine 2009 - Gagarinfest. Kharkiv. Ukraine 2008 – Exhibition “You have to pay for a horse”, festival of expressive art “Sky”, Kharkov, Ukraine, House of Actors. 2007 - “The Road Home” ХХШ named after. Repina No. 1, Kharkov; 2005 - Museum project “Artists of the Future”, exhibition “Awakening”, Kharkov Art Museum 2004 - “Your Corner” of the ХХШ named after. Repina No. 1, Kharkov. Ukraine


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2003-2007 Kharkov Art College; specialty - fine and decorative art; qualification - easel painting. Graduated with honors. 2007 - 2013 Kharkov State Academy of Design and Art. Branch of - fine art. Faculty of - monumental painting. Specialty-artist of monumental painting, teacher and specialist. Graduated with honors. 2009-2011 free listener on courses of painting, drawing and composition in the studio Vitaly Lenchin. 2015- Scholarship Program GAUDE POLONIA. Curator, Professor Janusz Baldyga. Rezedent at the University Arts in Poznan. Poland. 2015- listener at lectures of professor Marcin Berdyszak. Scholarship Program GAUDE POLONIA. Rezedent at the University Arts in Poznan. Poland. 2016- Studied 2d graphics 2017- School performance - Sandra Johnston and Alastair MacLennan, the program - "Searching for ways". Lviv, Ukraine 2019- Art marketing course "How to promote your own cultural product?". At the end of the course, participation in the training on a competitive basis. Kharkov, Ukraine.

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