Victoria Marchenkova - Bio & CV

Victoria was a nominee of The Kandinsky Prize 2012 (Young Artist) and 2014 (Scholarly Work And History and Theory Of Contemporary Art). The Art Newspaper Russia included her in a selection of top 100 emerging Russian artists (2014), also she was included in Top 100 Russian art market rating by InArt (2017, 2019). 


Her artworks represent a mixture of different lifestyles defined by the present economic situation of the world, international trends and local heritage. Victoria is a representative of artists born in the late 1980s and was influenced by Pictorial turn (‘Ikonische Wende’). Victoria found her artistic way in sophisticated works with light, tactility and metals.

"My artistic theme is being on ruins of glamour and contemporary definition of iconic, I work a lot with shine and illumination". 


2009 - 2012

The Rodchenko Art School, class of Video art

2010 - 2013

Russian State University For The Humanities, 

PhD dissertation 'Languages of Russian and Chinese narrative video art'



The Kandinsky Prize, nominee




UPCOMING Golden Sign To Tsarino, Razklon Gallery, Chorbadzhiysko/Tsarino


Every Feeling Sent By God. Parallel program of the 6th Moscow Biennale. Osnova Gallery, Moscow

Be Calm and VIP. Parallel program of the 6th Moscow Biennale. We Art Gallery, Nikolina gora


Overcoming Love. Private Property Gallery, Moscow

Group (selected)


A drill, Winzavod. Open 2019. White hall,Winzavod, Moscow

Monsterio. The Museum-Estate of M. N. Yermolova, Moscow

The Rooms. Moscow, site-specific project in different locations

The Art of Perfection. Winzavod, Pop-up space, Moscow

#cassisair. Cassis artist residency, Cassis

May a lucky star shine upon you. Gum-Red-Line, Moscow


Boa Constrictor Eating An Elephant, Gallery 25 Kadr, Moscow

The National Competition of Shakespeare monuments, Museum Of Moscow, Moscow

44 ideas for viadellafucina16, ViadellaFucina 16, Turin 

TAKE OFF Exhibition-Forecast. VDNKH, Gidrometeorology pavillion, Moscow

Tell me Net, Osnova Gallery, Moscow

Le Pli. OVZ Na Kashirke, Moscow


Open Systems. Self-Organized Art Initiatives in Russia: 2000–2015. Garage Museum Of Contemporary Art, Moscow

Art Hotel. The site-specific project in The Red Sail Hotel, Kaluga


Cats In Manege. New Manege, Moscow.

1:0. Manifesta X parallel program. Praktika Theatre, Moscow


The 9th Kaunas Biennale 'Unitext'. M. Žilinskas Art Gallery of National Art Museum of M. K. Čiurlionis, Kaunas

Kod Epohi / Zeitgeist. The All-Russian Museum of Applied and Folk Art 

Why Do We Go To See Exhibitions. Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow


The Kandinsky Prize nominee exhibition. Udarnik, Moscow


Creative collaborations

Harpers Bazaar Art, Shaltai-Boltai editions, Art Fazenda Valencia, Art Made