Vyksa AIR Institution of the year

At the end of February, Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art has announced the winners of the 2021 programs, whose projects will be presented at the 9th Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair. The Vyksa Art Residence has been selected by the Institution of the Year and will receive funding for its own project.

Competitive selection of the best non-profit art institution of the year is carried out by the Board of Trustees of the Cosmoscow Foundation based on a list of applicants proposed by invited experts. This year, the Expert Council includes: Kirill Ass, Alexandra Generalova, Anna Zaitseva, Ksenia Lamshina, Ivan Streltsov.

Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair is a highly anticipated art festival uniting undisputable trendsetters of the art scene: Russian and international galleries, artists, experts, art collectors and connoisseurs from all over the world. 
Since 2014 it is an annual September event with its own place in an international art calendar. The latest edition of the fair took place at the Gostiny Dvor on September 11-13, 2020 representing 67 Russian and international galleries and welcoming nearly 9600 guests.

Alexey Maslyaev, curator of Cosmoscow Foundation:

“This year's choice is very inspiring. It is a great pleasure to introduce the Cosmoscow audience to such an important and vibrant art residence as Vyksa. It is one of the few institutions that provide artists with comfortable working and living conditions. I am sure that in September we will introduce brilliant projects with each of the winners!“

The winners of the other nominations became: Irina Korina - the Artist of the Year and Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (MAMM) was named the Museum of the Year, whose projects also will be presented at the 9th Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair.