V–A–C Foundation and M HKA engage in a longer-term collaboration by supporting the work of contemporary Russian artists in a variety of way. V–A–C wants to enhance the presence of leading Russian artists, of different generations, in selected European museum collections. M HKA exhibits and collects works by artists from Russia and other countries of the former USSR. The museum focuses on ‘Eurasia’, thereby contributing to the geographic diversity of collecting and programming.

Alexander Plusnin

Alexander plusnin artist
°1981
Works in Moscow, RU
Lives in Moscow, RU

Alexander Plusnin was born in the Republic of Buryatia, he was studying painting and graphics at the Krasnoyarsk State Art Institute, then moved to Moscow to study at the Baza Institute founded by Anatoly Osmolovsky, one of the most renowned Russian contemporary artists. As Sergey Popov writes in regard to his exhibition Disaster (2016), Plusnin ‘com­bines the experiencing of corporeal and planetary processes and their contemplation by arranging different materials and techniques – from drawing on wooden icon boards to monumental bas-relief work made out of industrial plasticine’. Since 2016, Plusnin has also been acting as a curator.