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.


V a c foundation booth at cosmoscow (c)image: V-A-C Foundation, 2014

Experts: Yulia Aksenova, Katerina Chuchalina, Ekaterina Inozemtseva, Andrey Parshikov, Elena Yaichnikova
Invited jury member: Lorenzo Benedetti (Director of Art Center De Vleeshal in Middelburg, the Netherlands)

Short list: Evgeny Granilshchikov, Andrey Kuzkin, Taus Makhacheva, Urban Fauna Lab Collective
Winner: Taus Makhacheva (TightropeWay of an Object, and Landscape)