Maria & Natalia Petschatnikow

Maria & Natalia Petschatnikow

*1973, Petersburg, Russia

Maria and Natalia Petschatnikov transform familiar everyday objects of banality into installation works or paintings to reflect important ideas. Embedded with humour and irony, these works of art often challenge viewers to reassess how these objects mirror our values and lifestyle in a globalising world. The Petschatnikov twins also deal with the themes of science, communication, and technology in their work. The classical art training the sisters received from different world-class institutions, including the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Russian Academy of Art in St. Petersburg, play an influential role in how they synthesize new approaches to the traditional canons of oil painting.


Education

1990–1991
Academy of Art, Drawing Classes, St. Petersburg, Russia
1992–1996
Rhode Island College (BFA), Providence. RJ, USA
1997–1998
Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Atelier Annette Messager, Paris, France
1996–1999
Hunter College of the City University of New York (MFA), New York, USA

Recent Solo Exhibitions

2014
M+N Petschatnikow - A guide to Berlin, University of Strasbourg, France
Birds, Tempelhof Field, Berlin, Germany
2013
Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
A Guide to Berlin, Vladimir Nabokov Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia
2012
Collecting the City, Beton7 – Center for the Arts based in Athens-Votanikos, Athens, Greece
Dogs, Kunstverein Münsterland, Coesfeld, Germany
Installation, Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
2011
briefly yours, WAGNER + PARTNER, Berlin, Germany
2010
EXOTEN, WAGNER + PARTNER, Berlin, Germany
EXOTEN, Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel, Germany
2009
SIDEWALK, WAGNER + PARTNER, Berlin, Germany


Recent Group Exhibitions

2013
Anonyme Zeichner, Kunstverein Tiergarten – Galerie Nord, Berlin, Germany
Tiere gehen immer, Galerie Axel Obiger, Berlin, Germany
2012
floating rooms, quiet cue – intermedia and cooperation, Berlin, Germany
2011
Dreissig Silberlinge – Kunst und Geld, Sammlung Haupt, Hallen am Wasser, Berlin, Germany
2010
Hypotheses Verification, LABORATORIA Art & Science Space, Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry, Moscow, Russia
15 quadrat, Art Club Hamburg with Sotheby's Hamburg, Germany
Art Auction, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2009
Alexander Reznikov Award Exhibition, Künstlerhaus Vienna, Austria
The Frog Princess, Josza Gallery, Brussels, Belgium


Grants and Awards

2012
Scholarship, Stiftung Kunstfonds, Bonn, Germany
2009
Studio Grant, BBK Berlin, Germany
Alexander Reznikov Award, Vienna/Moscow, Austria/Russia
2008
Residency Program, Nordic Artists'Center Dale, Norway
2007
Residency Program, Schloß Balmoral, Bad Ems, Germany
2006
Residency Program, Herrman & Wagner, Berlin, Germany
Residency Program, Atelje Stundars, Vaasa, Finland
2005
Can Serrat International Art Center, Barcelona, Spain
Visual Artists Stipend: residency and exhibition
2004
FO'KO, Forum für Kulturelle Kooperation, Hamburg, Germany
Getting ready for Mars, Magazine, Residency Program, Nordic Artists' Centre Dale, Norway
Residency Program, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Residency Program, Unesco Aschberg bursary: Camac (centre d'art Marnay Art Centre), France
2003
Künstler zu Gast in Harburg, Hamburg, Germany
Residency Program, Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain
2002
Hamburgische Kulturstiftung, Robert Bosch-Stiftung, Hamburg, Germany
Sinnspiel-Spielsinn Exhibition, Interkulturelle Projekte, Kulturbehörde, Hamburg, Germany
Die Brücke, PublicArt Project, Hamburgische Kulturstiftung, Hamburg, Germany
Eigenarten - Interkulturelles Festival, Hamburg, Germany
2001
Residency Program, Ateliers d'Artistes de la Ville de Marseille, France
2000
Travel Grant, Städtepartnerschaftsfond, Kulturbehörde, Hamburg, Germany
1998
Study Abroad Fellowship, Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York, USA
Fellowship Grant. Project: Family Portraits, Memorial Foundation for Preservation of Jewish culture, New York, USA


Collections

Montblanc Kulturstiftung Deutschland
Sammlung Ulla und Heinz Lohmann, Hamburg, Germany
Sammlung Stefan Haupt, Berlin, Germany
Hilger Contemporary, Vienna, Austria


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