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.

Ivan Novikov

Ivan novikov portrait
Born in Moscow, RU
Lives in Moscow, RU
Lives in Hue, VN

Ivan Novikov explores ecological issues in their relation to the medium of painting, which has been majorly determined by biological materials until recently, taking them within the global socio-political framework. He is a member of Moscow Art Magazine editorial board, the head of Painting and Drawing Department at Baza Institute, and co-founder of the Krasny (Red) Center, an artist-run-space. Novikov is the winner of the grant program for young Russian artists by Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (2015), a nominee for Kandinsky Prize (2015) and Innovation Prize for the Curatorial Project (2016).