Marina Koldobskaya

  • Moscow
  • Russia
Cultural areas
Visual Arts


Education 1980-1985 High School of Art and Design n. a. Vera Muchina in Leningrad (now Academy of Art and Design). Specializing in design. 1985 Degree work “Project of Educational Computer Center”. Graduated as designer experience since mid 80es a freelance artist, participates in exhibitions of non- official art-stage, works in field of installation and object. since 1987 a member of The Association of Experimental Art  (TEII). 1989-90 expert of the first Petersburg contemporary art gallery Gallery 10-10 1991-92  a member-foundress of first in Russia women’s art group I Love You Life which performed artistic processing of everyday life (installations in urban space, environment, party-shows). 1993-95  the head of women’s art group Our Beloved, activity wich is defined by artist as “contemporary city ethnography” since mid  90-s  starts to work in field of new media and focuses her attention on problems of communication and creation of new media discourse in Russia. Participates in some media projects as journalist  and art critic: 1995-96 weekly review of television Telepost for newspaper Smena, St.-Petersburg, 1998-2003 regular review of art-stage for New world of Art magazine (S.-Petersburg). 1999-2001  chief of St. Petersbutg bureau of weekly magazine Culture since 1997 works as columnist for weekly New Times magazine, (Moscow), since 1997 starts to work as artist-curator 1999-2002   Director of Museum of Nonconformist Art (MNA) curator of numerous multimedia and new media projects (enclosed, page …) 2000  gives a special course for students of PRO ARTE institition: Unrequited narcissism: mutual reflections of art and media in Russia in 90-s since 2002 Director of St. Petersburg branch of National Center for Contemporary Art Curator’s projects 1997 Timely Art, multimedia project in Museum of Political History of Russia, St. Petersburg 1999 I love money, multimedia project, Museum of Nonconformist Art (MNA) In search of lost icon multimedia project , MNA, supported by Novbytchem corporation Nonofficial art on Internet grant by OSI of G. Soros 1999 Women’s face of Petersburg art MNA, show and catalogue, devoted women’s activity at the art-stage of Leningrag-Petersburg grant by KulturKontakt, Wienna 2001     Petersburg Agency of cultural information e-mail news of contemporary art-stage, grant by Ford Foundation 2000-2002 Art Media Forum festival of Russian new media art, S.-Petersburg, supported by Media Union of Russia 107 fears State Hermitage, performance and video installation, devoted to Louise Bourgeouis supported by General Satellite corporation Hand made international multimedia show with special video program, supported by OSI of G. Soros 2003 Paradise Garden Land art project, Fontain Garden, St. Petersburg Electric Visions Program of resent Russian, Finnish and Nordic video art, in co-operation with AV-ARKKI (Helsinki), supported by Nordic Council of Ministres and Information Office of Nordic Council of Ministres 2004 Thinking of Motherland exhibition in Anna Akhmatova Museum 2005 Human Project multimedia project on Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Central House of Artists Class. Contemporary Art in Petersburg-Leningrad-Petrograd. XX-XXI Educational program in co-operation with State Hermitage Museum