VARVARA GRANKOVA
Moskow, Russia
1988
Varvara Grankova is a Russian illustrator and designer, an artist of the Roy art group.
Graduated from the National Institute of Design, School of Contemporary Art "Free Workshops".
Participant of the "Open studios" program at Winzavod. Winner of the Special sustainable art of Arte Laguna prize 2021, finalist of Arte Laguna 2020 in the virtual art nomination. Winner of Tretyakovprize 2018, participant of the first Feminale of Contemporary Art. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions since 2012.
In 2018, she opened her first solo exhibition "Nonviolence" at the Museum of Modern Art.
In her practice, Varvara uses such mediums as installation, graphics, digital art and performance, in which her own voice plays a significant role. The illustrator explores social issues, ecology, violence and feminism. Varvara tries not only to pay attention to socially significant problems, but also to look for ways to solve them. The basis of projects is often the real stories of people that the designer collects through personal meetings.
The artist's works are in the collection of MMOMA and were exhibited at the Moscow exhibition grounds, including the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, VZ Gallery on Taganka, Museum of Moscow, CTI Factory, Zverev Center for Contemporary Art and the State Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val.