The winner of 2019 Art Residency program became Paulina Siniatkina
, Moscow based artists and activist, a graduate of MSAAI named after
The winning project "Chamber N12" is a performative installation
based on artist's personal life story, where she explores the themes
like the body and personal freedom, stigma and discrimination,
social norms and prejudice.
"Since surviving tuberculosis in 2015 I combine art with activism
to break down society's barriers around classified people. I think art is the only weapon against stigma and discrimination
Member of international association of art UNESCO. TB activist,
Member of international network of people with experience of tuberculosis TBpeople.
The artist will be provided with a grant for development and
realisation of the project, as well as participation in the educational
part of the program; a workshop space; PR and curatorial support,
and promotion on the international stage.
Alongside Polina, there are 5 runner-ups who will also receive an opportunity to take part in the residence educational program and ongoing support.The expert board: Daria Demekhina, Katya Bochavar, MishMash group,
Sergey Pakhom Pakhomov, Alexey Tregubov, Olya Kroytor.
The artists: Polina Sinyatkina, Andronik Khachiyan, Anna Belousova & Vik Laschenov,
Lena Drozdova, Philip Yakushin