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Garage Studios

Garage Studios and Artist Residencies are part of the museum’s wider program of support for Russian artists, which also includes grants for contemporary artists (since 2012) and Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art (since 2016).

Garage Studios comprises 18 separate working spaces, a shared workshop, and a painting studio, all located in a postconstructivist pavilion at VDNKh, which was built in 1939. It was originally designed as a model school building for 280 students and was later adapted to be a polyclinic with an extension.

The program aims to create a platform for artists from across Russia to work, interact, and exchange knowledge. Fourteen studios are offered as work spaces for Moscow-based artists for six months, while the remaining four are reserved for artist residencies, and artists from Russia’s regions can live and work there for up to three months. From 2020 the program will be extended to include international artists.

Artists taking part in the program will also have the opportunity to work with Garage staff on education, exhibition, research, and inclusive projects.

The participants were selected by the Museum’s curatorial group.

Garage Studios Team
Curator: Ivan Isaev
Manager: Kristina Sarkisova

Curatorial group: Valentin Diaconov, Evgeny Gusyatinsky, Katya Inozemtseva, Snejana Krasteva, Ekaterina Lazareva, Andrey Misiano, Anastasia Mityushina, Sasha Obukhova, Iaroslav Volovod


119 Prospekt Mira, Bldg. 317, 129223 Moscow
Opening times: 10:00–00:00

Garage Studios are open for group visits by appointment.
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Garage Studios Residents


Fourteen studios are offered as work spaces for Moscow-based artists for six months.
January to July 2019
Chingiz Aydarov
Zina Isupova
Nastya Kuzmina
Dasha Kuznetsova
Vlad Mikhel
Roman Mokrov
Ekaterina Muromtseva
Mayana Nasybullova
Anastasia Potemkina
Haim Sokol
Albert Soldatov
Anton Zabrodin
Ganna Zubkova
July 2019—January 2020
Adil Aliev
Andrey Kuzkin
Zina Isupova
Mika Plutitskaya
Misha Bury
Anton Kushaev
Andrey Slashilin
Pyotr Bystrov
Asya Zaslavskaya
Maria Obukhova
Evgeny Granilshchikov
Ulyana Podkorytova
Natalia Romanova
February–August 2020
Albina Mokhryakova
Sasha Moroz
Dmitry Morozov aka ::vtol::
Alexander Obrazumov
Mitya Pakhomov
Karina Sadreeva-Nurieva
Pyotr Bystrov
Anastasia Kaineanung
Anton Kushaev
Maria Obukhova
Rina Volnykh
Lekha Garikovich
Zina Isupova

Artist Residencies

Four studios are reserved for artist residencies, and artists from Russia’s regions can use it for up to three months.
January to April 2019
Gorod Ustinov Micro-art-group (Izhevsk)
Olga Zhitlina (St. Petersburg)
Sasha Saltanova (Yekaterinburg)
Anna and Vitaly Cherepanov (Nizhny Tagil)
April to July 2019
Gorod Ustinov Micro-art-group (Izhevsk)
Kirill Makarov (St. Petersburg)
Anna and Vitaly Cherepanov (Nizhny Tagil)
July–October 2019
Anya Kravchenko (St. Petersburg)
Anna Meschiari (Vevey, Switzerland/Paris)
Zoya Lebedeva (Izhevsk)
Lekha G (Vladivostok)
October – January 2019
Hayden Fowler (Sydney / Berlin)
Hayden Fowler (Sydney / Berlin)
Valentina Petrova (Kiev)
Shamil Akhmedov (Makhachkala)
January–April 2020
Anton Vinogradov (St. Petersburg)
Shamil Akhmed (Makhachkala)
Ira Butkovskaya (Novosibirsk)
Mitya Zabelin (Kaliningrad)
Anastasia Vepreva (St. Petersburg)
Kristina Gorlanova (Ekaterinburg)

About the building

Garage Studios is located in a pavilion at VDNKh, which was built in 1939 as a model school for 280 students. In the 1950s, it was converted into a polyclinic, to which an extension was added in 1970–1971 that housed an x-ray and diagnostics department. In 2017, the building was transferred to Garage and redesigned by FORM to accommodate artists’ studios and public spaces. As with previous reconstruction projects, Garage aimed to preserve the historical architecture of the pavilion. The large windows of the original school provide ideal lighting conditions for its new purpose.

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