Garage Studios and Artist Residencies are part of the Museum’s wider program of support for artists, which also includes grants for emerging artists (since 2012) and Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art (since 2016).
Garage Studios comprises 18 separate working spaces, a shared studio, 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 Moscow, Russia’s regions, and other countries to work, interact, and exchange knowledge. Fourteen studios are offered as work spaces for Moscow-based artists for six months. The remaining four are reserved for artist residencies, with artists from Russia’s regions and other countries able to live and work there for up to three months.
Artists taking part in the program will also have the opportunity to work with Garage staff on education, exhibition, research, and inclusive projects.
Participants are 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, Andrey Misiano, Anastasia Mityushina, Sasha Obukhova, Iaroslav Volovod