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Anna Nezhnaya


* Moskau
Education:MA Universität Greifswald ; Diplom Moskau Staatliche Universität für Druckwesen



Anna Nezhnaya (Moscow, 1987) lives and works in Berlin since 2016. With her background as a trained graphical artist from the Moscow State University for Printing Arts and Graphics, Anna explores traditional images in contemporary settings. For Anna, digital drawing is the perfect connection for classical painting to light art, serving as studies for her neon sculptures. Light plays a major role in her works as she is painting light objects in dark architectural spaces. Furthermore Anna Nezhnaya is developing experimental ways to creates surface structure with new painting techniques. Artist reflects on topic of grotesque feminism, exploring images of femaleness in terms of mysticism and metaphor.


Berlin based artist from Moscow, Anna Nezhnaya explores remaining sacral spaces in contemporary life, diverse spiritual traditions in the West and their transformations during recent decades. Her main area of interest is space in a non-didactic sense. Her work oscillates between objectivity and abstraction (manual as digital) and explores identity in the post Internet age and the slippery divide between reality and virtual reality, in paintings, light objects, drawings.

e d u c a t i o n

2017-2019 MA Class of Prof. Christian Frosch at the Caspar-David-Friedrich-Institut at the University of Greifswald

2014 BA Visual Arts / Art History at the Caspar-David-Friedrich-Institut at the University of Greifswald

2004-2010 Moscow State University for Printing Arts and Graphics, Faculty of Graphical Arts (Diplom)

s e l e c t e d e x h i b i t i o n s

2021 the artist as curator's art vol.XI @SCHAUFENSTER, Schau Fenster Berlin
2021 Ceremony, Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin
2021 Gods And Monsters, Kunstverein Familie Montez, Frankfurt
2021 DIREKTE AUKTION Galerie Die Ganze Freiheit Berlin
2021 Beauty Bomb, curated by TZVETNIK, ISSMAG gallery Moscow
2021 A Rolling Stone Gathers No Moss, BARK Gallery Berlin

2021 Self-curated group show PORTAL#2, Luigi Solito Gallery Naples

2021 Cross-side Crystal Hybrid Orbital, HVW8 Gallery Berlin

2020 Self-curated group show "PORTAL", Schau Fenster Project Space Berlin

2020 Iconostasis of hypocrisy, Haimney Gallery Barcelona
2020 Drawing Wow 2, KUNSTSAELE Berlin

2020 Duo show Issue # 0010 Anna Nezhnaya vs. Quelish. Studio Hanz by Andy Kassier

2020 Trouble diaries. Failure is the mother of success, MAMM Ecuador

2020 Solo show “Succubus”. Gallery K90 Berlin

2019 Curated solo show, public discussion with Ryan Mendoza “A LOT ON MY PLATE. TAPAS NOT FOR SUGAR DADA”, Clärchens Ballhaus, Berlin


2018 Textualised Galerie Berlin Blue, Berlin

2018 I WANT, Staatsvilla Grunewald, Berlin

2017 Fensterfluegel Ausstellung, Projektraum Ventilator

2017 Gallery as a supermarket, FREEHOME Zakharov, Berlin

2016 How deep is the ocean? How high ist the sky?
Susanne Burmeister Galerie, Puttbus

2016 Insomnia, CDFI an der Universität Greifswald

2016 Solo show “8 1/2 shots: in love with the screen”. Pop-up gallery, Berlin

2015 Nakig und Glücklich, Galerie Polly Faber Greifswald

2014 Artgeschoß, Galerie Rowland&Kutschera Berlin

2013 All about a woman. СHA Moscow, Moscow

2013 20 years of moscow Estampe. Kuznetsky Most 11, Moscow

lives and works in Berlin