11 June – 31 July 2016
Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 to 16:00


This summer, our Open Workshops will become a time capsule revealing the forgotten episodes in the history of art and offering access to the most interesting parts of Garage Archive.

Quest in Museum

How are archives created? What do they contain and whom do they preserve it for? Can one make one’s own archive and how? These are the questions we will be discussing on workshops. We will explore the museum’s building, take a peek into its hidden spaces and start our own archives.

Research in museum archive

Every archive is a magical time machine that can transport us to a different time and place. The more documents and objects it contains, the better our idea of the past. Garage Archive is a time capsule full of secrets from the history of contemporary art. Every workshop participant will become an explorer and archivist, and work on their own exhibition.

Open Workshops will be held as part of the Ingosstrakh Art Season project, which will run throughout the summer.


Yekaterina Golovanova studied at Ivan Fyodorov Moscow State University of Print (Institute of Graphics and Book Design). She is the winner of the national book illustration contest Obraz Knigi and has participated in numerous Moscow and international exhibitions.

Yekaterina Tarasova studied at the Arts and Graphics Department of Moscow State Pedagogical University and at Shenyang Pedagogical University in China. She teaches art at a Moscow State University school.

Oksana Antonchenko graduated from the History and Eastern Studies faculty of Tomsk Polytechnic University, and has worked in Russia and abroad. She has taken part in many children’s art festivals, education programs, and exhibitions.

Viktoria Sherbenko teaches drawing, painting, and art history. She studied at the Arts and Graphics Department of Moscow State Pedagogical University and at Perugia University in Italy. She has completed a course at Open Studios School of Contemporary Art and has taken part in or curated numerous exhibitions of emerging artists in Moscow.   

Nadezhda Chekhovich is a set designer. She studied in an art school and the Russian University of Theater Arts (stage design), and has taken part in many exhibitions.

Sonya Nikonorova studied sociology at the Russian State University for the Humanities and at the Polytechnic Research Institute in France. She has worked for various NGOs on education projects for orphans. She is currently working toward a psychology and teaching master’s degree at Moscow State University of Psychology and Pedagogy, specializing in early childhood development.

Oleg Komarov studied Psychology at Samara State Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities, and has completed courses at Oxana Stogova’s contemporary art school QUADRO and Open Workshops School of Contemporary Art in Moscow. He has taken part in and curated several exhibitions and works in art education.

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