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.

Mikhail Tolmachev

Mikhail tolmachev portrait
°1983
Born in Moscow, RU
Works in Leipzig, DE
Lives in Leipzig, DE

Mikhail Tolmachev is an artist interested in politics and the technology of military surveillance, its mechanisms of image production and the relation between forms of perception and representation. He has participated in exhibitions at the Casa Dei Tre Ochi in Venice, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and the Grassi Museum in Leipzig, where Tolmachev currently lives and works.