Vera Martynov is a visual artist and performance artist who lives and works between Saint Petersburg and Moscow. She is best known as scenographer, although now she cites as performance art central to her practice.Now Vera works as an independent... Read More
Vera Martynov is a visual artist and performance artist who lives and works between Saint Petersburg and Moscow. She is best known as scenographer, although now she cites as performance art central to her practice.Now Vera works as an independent artist and creates spatial installations, site-specific performances, works with contemporary music. One of her leading artistic concepts is the concept 'empty set'. This concept implies a conscious consumption of resources and a restriction on the choice of creative techniques in the art piece.2016 — 2018 she was artistic director of the New Space, an interdisciplinary project run by the Theatre of Nations, which is aimed at uniting contemporary artists of all fields to create a new cultural environment.From 2012 to 2015 she was the artistic director at Gogol Center and the co-author of its chief director Kirill Serebrennikov’s concept of the Gogol Center (Moscow). She is also the co-founder of the Dmitry Кrymov Laboratory, where she worked as a scenographer, a costume designer and a performative artist from 2004 to 2013.Vera Martynov was twice a resident at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center (2012, 2013), Individual Bursaries Program 2017-18, Professional Development in the UK (2018).She has multiple awards, including INNOVATION, state award for contemporary art (PROJECT OF THE YEAR), GOLDEN TRIGA of the Prague Quadrennial, The Edinburgh International Art Festival Award (with the Dmitry Krymov Laboratory), and THE GOLDEN MASK AWARD for Best Set Designer.Vera Martynov teached at the MHAT School-Studio, the Russian Academy of Theatrical Art (RATI | GITIS) and the British Higher School of Design in Moscow and Higher School of Economics.