1968/Tumen/USSR

1983-1987 – studied at Tumen Art College.
1989-1995 – studied at Mukhina State Academy of Arts and Design (St. Petersburg, Russia).

Currently lives and works in Pieksämäki, Finland.

Nadia Zubareva has been developing the sculptural technique of knitting from the rough steel wire for already many years. The lace figures by her contain the fragile nature of precious needlework made by woman and the universal plastics of minimalism. If we take the more precise look we might understand that Zubareva’s artistic work in the whole stands on the true contrary bases: brutal material and ephemeral composition, constructions open to injury and at the same time tending to be monumental, emphatic figurative style and abrupt abstract spirit. The sculptures made an illusion of unsafeness as the melting ice and the same time seem to be very fundamental with its metallic corpus.

The artist brings into focus of her interests an image of a human as a sort of special individual, which either came here from “nowhere” or went “anywhere“ and left here just the memory of itself. Characters of the sculptures remind us the magic creatures inhabiting the nature as in the child’s imagination. Following the words of the artist, the transparent skin of her “friends” whom she is creating always reminds her shadowy daylight in the Northern forest, where the pine trees, ciders are swaying and buzzing in the wind.

Grants:
2000 – Sleipnir grant, Nordic Council of Ministers, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2003 – Sleipnir grant, Nordic Council of Ministers, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2005 – Ford Foundation grant, Moscow, Russia.
2005 – Sleipnir grant, Nordic Council of Ministers, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2011 – Regional Project Grant of the Cultural Council of the Etelä-Savo, Mikkeli, Finland.
2013 – Regional Working Grant (6months) of the Cultural Council of the Etelä-Savo, Mikkeli, Finland.
2015 – Regional Working Grant (6months) of the Cultural Council of the Etelä-Savo, Finland.

 

AWARDS


2000

  • 1st prize at The Propileum Competition by “The New World of Art” magazine, St. Petersburg, Russia.

PRIMARY SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2010

  • Saksala Art Radius. Haukivuori. Finland.

2008

  • Atelier № 2 gallery. Center of Contemporary Art “Vinzavod”, Moscow, Russia.

2001

  • “Experiments with Shadows” – Freud Dreams Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia.

2000

  • “In Out Side” – Dmitry Semenov gallery . St.Petersburg, Russia.

PRIMARY GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2015

  • “Provenance” project, 15th Anniversary of the Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2014

  • “The Art of Light”, Designers union of Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2014

  • “Crystallizations”, Contemporary art from St. Petersburg, Wäinö Aaltonen Museum, Turku, Finland.

2014

  • “Match Made”, Artists and Designers joint project, Savonlinna, Finland.

2014

  • “Mikkeli Art & Design Week”, Lamps installation in bistro “Vilee”, Mikkeli, Finland.

2013

  • Art Exhibition “3 in 1”, Cultural center Poleeni, Pieksämäki, Finland.

2012

  • Regional Art Exhibition, Mikkeli Art Museum, Mikkeli, Finland.

2012

  • Regional Art Exhibition, Provincial Museum, Savonlinna, Finland.

2010

  • “FRIENDSHIP”, “100Svoih” gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2010

  • “Night of museums”, State Museum of Political History of Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2010

  • “Teremok – Upgrade of Cultural indentity”, Art Centre Independent Plaza, Moscow, Russia.

2009

  • “Art about Art”, State Russian Museum, Marble Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2007

  • Finnish-Russian project of the “Women Magazine”, The Anna Akhmatova Museum in Fountain House, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2005

  • Exhibition by visual artists from St. Petersburg and Tampere (Finland), Taidepappila Art Center, Summer Exhibition, Kuhmalahti, Finland.

2005

  • Exhibition by visual artists from St. Petersburg and Tampere (Finland), Taidepappila Art Center, Summer Exhibition, Kuhmalahti, Finland.

2005

  • 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Special project: Human Project in central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia.

2003

  • Peter Ludvig Museum in Russian Museum, Main exhibition of State Russian Museum, Marble Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2003

  • “The Garden Of Eden”, The Anna Akhmatova Museum in Fountain House, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2003

  • “Touch Me”, The Anna Akhmatova Museum in Fountain House, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2002

  • “The Park of Sculpture and Relaxation”, The Anna Akhmatova Museum in Fountain House St. Petersburg, Russia.

2001

  • Abstract Art in Russia. The Twentieth Century, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

COLLECTIONS


  • The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Anna Akhmatova Museum at The Fountain House, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • ERA Foundation of Visual Arts Support, Moscow, Russia.
  • Central hospital of Mikkeli, Mikkeli, Finland.
  • Kirsten Kear Museum, Denmark.

 

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