Is an independent curator, art manager, and researcher of local art communities. She usually works with contemporary art archives, various forms of artistic self-runs, modes of temporal collectivity, and co-participation.
This is her fourth visit to Stockholm, the first was five years ago when she was involved in participating in the Supermarket Art Fair with one of our artist's self-run, then Pugina returned a year later for the EUNIC residency program for young curators at Tensta Konsthall with Maria Lind and it was quite a dive into the local art scene.
Prior to he current stay Marina Pugina was in Stockholm 2019. With other words she has been following the development on the art scene in Sweden for some years. Prior to arriving to BKN she was working on a research project in Germany.
Since April 2022 (due to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia) AiR BKN folded a number of studios for artists from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. RESPONSE residency received two artists from Russia prior to Shelganova one of them was Anastasiia Zhikhartseva who later relocated to Gothenburg. Zhikhartseva also participated in Supermarket Art Fair 2022 by doing an appearance in a war protest dress and with video online.
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