VYKSA ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
A year-round platform for art professionals with a mission to nurture talent and foster the development of new art projects in Vyksa
VYKSA ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
Residency
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Patrons & Partners
Residency
The Vyksa Artist-in-Residence programme was established in 2017 by the OMK-Uchastie Foundation. It is a year-round platform for art professionals that provides residents with an opportunity to execute projects and conduct research in the Russian town of Vyksa.


The art residency is one of the few public venues in Vyksa that brings the art professional and the local community together under one roof. The art residency makes a significant contribution to the town's development by ensuring the dynamics and diversity of Vyksa's cultural landscape, helping to forge new connections between artists and urban communities.
SASHAPASHA, Peat and Lace, 2019
The Vyksa Artist-in-Residence programme was established in 2017 by the OMK-Uchastie Foundation. It is a year-round platform for art professionals that provides residents with an opportunity to execute projects and conduct research in the Russian town of Vyksa.


The art residency is one of the few public venues in Vyksa that brings the art professional and the local community together under one roof. The art residency makes a significant contribution to the town's development by ensuring the dynamics and diversity of Vyksa's cultural landscape, helping to forge new connections between artists and urban communities.
SASHAPASHA, Peat and Lace, 2019
Location
Vyksa is a town in the Nizhny Novgorod region that plays a key role within Russia's industrial sector. The industrial town was founded in the 18th century by the brothers Andrey and Ivan Batashev. It is in Vyksa that the country's first railroad rails, cast iron decorations and the famous horses of the Triumphal Arch on Tverskaya Zastava Square, as well as fencing for the Provision Warehouses and the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, were first manufactured.


Vyksa's largest enterprise is Vyksa Steel Works (VSW), one of the oldest hubs of the country's metal industry, founded in 1757. Since 1999, the plant has been part of the United Metallurgical Company. Vyksa Steel Works manufactures a wide range of pipe products for construction, building oil, gas and water pipelines, heating systems, etc.


Vyksa maintains and builds on its unique cultural heritage. The Art-Ovrag festival, first held in 2011, has made it possible for the town to host metal objects created by engineer, architect and inventor Vladimir Shukhov, public art and iconic works of street art, including Madonna and Child and Tale about the Lost Time by Pasha 183, Vyksa 10,000 by Misha Most, Good Harvest by Slava PTRK, and others.
Vyksa Steel Works. Misha Most, Vyksa 10,000 mural
Vyksa is a town in the Nizhny Novgorod region that plays a key role within Russia's industrial sector. The industrial town was founded in the 18th century by the brothers Andrey and Ivan Batashev. It is in Vyksa that the country's first railroad rails, cast iron decorations and the famous horses of the Triumphal Arch on Tverskaya Zastava Square, as well as fencing for the Provision Warehouses and the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, were first manufactured.


Vyksa's largest enterprise is Vyksa Steel Works (VSW), one of the oldest hubs of the country's metal industry, founded in 1757. Since 1999, the plant has been part of the United Metallurgical Company. Vyksa Steel Works manufactures a wide range of pipe products for construction, building oil, gas and water pipelines, heating systems, etc.


Vyksa maintains and builds on its unique cultural heritage. The Art-Ovrag festival, first held in 2011, has made it possible for the town to host metal objects created by engineer, architect and inventor Vladimir Shukhov, public art and iconic works of street art, including Madonna and Child and Tale about the Lost Time by Pasha 183, Vyksa 10,000 by Misha Most, Good Harvest by Slava PTRK, and others.
Vyksa Steel Works. Misha Most, Vyksa 10,000 mural
Patrons & Partners
Corporate Patrons
United Metallurgical Company (OMK) is a major Russian manufacturer of products and comprehensive solutions for leading power engineering, transportation, construction and industrial companies.

In 2008, the community of OMK employees and their friends established the OMK-Uchastiye Charity Foundation in order to support struggling families and children with severe medical conditions in the OMK operation regions.

In 2017, the Foundation launched the Vyksa Artist-in-Residence platform, which hosts Russian and International artists year-round. Under the aegis of the OMK-Uchastiye Foundation, the participants give public talks, conduct workshops and introduce Vyksa residents to their work. The Foundation supports the development of teaching and medical techniques, conducts inclusive campaigns, and makes a substantial contribution to the modern culture.

Vyksa AiR is open for partnerships and runs patrons' programmes and residency exchange initiatives. In 2020, Vyksa AiR partnered up with the Volgo-Vyatka Branch of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and launched the open call for residency applications for 2021.

Egor Fedorichev and Kirill Makarov participated in the residency in 2018 and 2019, respectively, with the support from The Foundation of Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantine Sorokin. Anna Vishnevskaya's residency in 2019 was organised in cooperation with The Untitled Foundation.



Partner Institutions
Programming Partners
United Metallurgical Company (OMK) is a major Russian manufacturer of products and comprehensive solutions for leading power engineering, transportation, construction and industrial companies.

In 2008, the community of OMK employees and their friends established the OMK-Uchastiye Charity Foundation in order to support struggling families and children with severe medical conditions in the OMK operation regions.

In 2017, the Foundation launched the Vyksa Artist-in-Residence platform, which hosts Russian and International artists year-round. Under the aegis of the OMK-Uchastiye Foundation, the participants give public talks, conduct workshops and introduce Vyksa residents to their work. The Foundation supports the development of teaching and medical techniques, conducts inclusive campaigns, and makes a substantial contribution to the modern culture.

Vyksa AiR is open for partnerships and runs patrons' programmes and residency exchange initiatives. In 2020, Vyksa AiR partnered up with the Volgo-Vyatka Branch of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and launched the open call for residency applications for 2021.

Egor Fedorichev and Kirill Makarov participated in the residency in 2018 and 2019, respectively, with the support from The Foundation of Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantine Sorokin. Anna Vishnevskaya's residency in 2019 was organised in cooperation with The Untitled Foundation.



Corporate Patrons
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Programming Partners
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