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.

Andrey Kuzkin

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°1979
Lives in Moscow, RU
Works in Moscow, RU
Born in Moscow, RU

Andrey Kuzkin uses his performances, actions, and interventions as a means to articulate the idea of labor and production as an ontological constant of human existence. A laureate of the Innovation Prize and a three-time winner of the Soratnik Award, Kuzkin has participated in the Berlin Biennale, Performa 11 in New York, the 4th and 6th editions of the Moscow Biennale, and biennales in Krasnoyarsk and Shiryaevo in Russia. He has exhibited at spaces including the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Milan and the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow.