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.

Urban Fauna Lab

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Works in Moscow, RU

Urban Fauna Lab was founded in 2011 by Alex Buldakov and Anastasia Potemkina as an interdisciplinary platform for the study of parasitic and symbiotic relationships that form between humanity, animals and plants in the urban environment, while simultaneously tracking the ability of living organisms of any sort to adapt to their surroundings. The artists have expanded on the original mission to look more deeply at the social and cultural status of animals and plants and their role in history. The project made its public debut as part of the ArtSquat Forum, a special project of the 4th Moscow Biennale, but have since exhibited as part of the 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture and the Bergen Assembly.