Daria Krotova was born in Moscow in 1971. She holds university degrees from universities in Russia, the USA and France, in Neuropsychology and the History of Art. Her research centred on the interaction between text and image in the Russian avant-garde.

She is also a published Russian translator of Maurice Blanchot, Gilles Deleuze, Francis Ponge, and William Butler Yeats.

She started exhibiting her work as an artist in 2007. She works mainly in the fields of sculpture and installations, using media such as ceramics, paper, textiles. Her work has been principally exhibited in her native Russia. She has also participated in art fairs, including Art Paris, Art Moscow, Vienna Contemporary, Art Vilnius, Tbilisi Art Fair, and in exhibitions in European galleries such as The Saatchi Gallery in London. 

 

Her work has been acquired by museums and private collections in the USA (The Kramlich Collection, The New Art Trust,  a consortium whose members are the MOMA New York, MOMA San Francisco, Tate London, and the Bay Area Video Coalition), in the UK (The Saatchi Collection), France, Belgium, Austria, Israel, Switzerland and Russia.

 

Alongside her career in contemporary art, she has also taught ceramics and sculpture since 2005, including four years at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. The Tretyakov also engaged her to develop art classes for people with learning difficulties with a view to promoting an inclusive policy at the museum. She has contributed as an artist in several projects for public hospitals.

 

Daria is a member of The International Council of Museums (ICOM), and The International Association of Art Critics (AICA).

 

She lives and works between south of France and Moscow.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021 

Les Abris, Mas des Bories, France

2019

Intermediate States, Perelyotny Kabak Gallery, Moscow

2018

Paper Notions, Fabrika Centre for Creative Industries (Trans Europe Halles Network, http://teh.net), Moscow

2017

Harvesting Rain, Gallery Iragui, Moscow

2016

Natures Mortes, Pechersky Gallery, CCA Vinzavod, Moscow

2015

The Gregor Samsa Sister Syndrome, Gallery Iragui, Moscow

2014

Parka’s Cover, Pechersky Gallery, Moscow

Light Matters, Studio Koop, Moscow

2013

Fragment, Studio Koop, Moscow

2012

Stages of Zero, Studio Koop, Moscow

Tropismes, Studio Koop, Moscow

Introspection, Studio Koop, Moscow

2011

Heart, organ of Love, Studio Koop, Lucky Numbers, Sotheby’s Moscow

Witnesses, Iragui Gallery, Moscow

2010

Heritage, Roots Contemporary, Brussels

Bugs and Flowers, together with Georgy Litichevsky, Garage Gallery, Nikolina Gora, Moscow Region

2009

Colours of Israel, Jewish Cultural Center, Moscow

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2021

Renaissance Now, Workshop of Everything, Moscow

Anthology of the Russian Poor, Heritage Gallery, Moscow

Gagarin Museum, Krokin Gallery, Moscow

International Biennale of Paper Art, Lucca, Italy

Anniversary Exhibition IAPMA, Toyota, Japan

2020

Souffle d'Est, Excideuil, Dordogne, France

Cosmoscow Contemporary Art Fair, Heritage Gallery, Moscow

2019

In Situ/In Vivo, State Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia

Philosophy of a Common Goal, artistic performance at the Cosmoscow Art Fair, Moscow, Russia

Philosophy of a Common Goal, Red Line Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Not for Trash, A3 Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2018

Tbilisi Art Fair, selected solo artist, Georgia

Family Archive, Theater am Steg, Baden, Austria

TEXTile, New Wing of Gogol’s House, Moscow

Who Are We? Inclusive project (as an artist & curator), Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

2017

Interior Sea, Vladivostok Biennale, Russia

Recycled Landscapes, New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

About Nature Morte, inclusive project (as an artist & curator), Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

2016

Fusion, Galerie Iragui, Moscow

Belleville-Belaevo, Belaevo Gallery, Moscow

2015

Fabrica Vitae, Stradins Museum, Riga

Pink Box, Gallery Erarta, Saint Petersburg

Victory as a New Epos, Russian Academy of Art and Krokin Gallery, Moscow

Influences, Artplay, Moscow

All By Myself, Studio 50a, Moscow

Thoughts Out Loud, Zverev Center, Moscow

Propaganda, invited artist, Art Vilnius, Lithuania

2014

The Zoo, Zoological State Museum and Krokin Gallery, Moscow

Vienna Art Fair, Iragui Gallery

Istanbul Art Fair, Iragui Gallery

Sunny Side of Lenin Street, TMproject Gallery, Geneva

Media Court, Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Multiverse Exhibition, Moscow

Parts of a Whole, Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Winzavod Contemporary Art Center

Art Paris 2013, Iragui Gallery

ParisSky, Krokin Gallery project, Moscow Planetarium

Silent Hills, Studio KOP, Moscow

Cop’s Nerve, Studio KOP, Moscow

2012

Gaiety is the Most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union, Saatchi Gallery, London

Kremlin, Studio KOP, Moscow

Winter Debris, Solyanka Gallery, Moscow

Triple Reflection, Studio KOP, Moscow

Marasmatic Abstractionism, Studio KOP, Moscow

Dust, Art & Science Laboratory, Moscow

2011

Earth/Sky, Krokin Gallery, Moscow

Russian Landscape, Guelman Galery, Moscow

Russian Cosmism, Gallery Art Agency, Moscow

Races, Arthouse Squat, Moscow

Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art/Central House of Artists

South Butovo, Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art

We Build Cities, Art People Gallery, Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art

2010

Art Moscow Fair, Krokin Gallery, Moscow

Monochrome, A3 Gallery, Moscow

Homage, A3 Gallery, Moscow

2009

Fast Art 3, Art Moscow FairArt Moscow Fair, Gallery Ravenscourt, Moscow

Tractor Drivers, Karolin Gallery, Moscow

Simple Things, Triumph Gallery, Moscow

2008

Invasion:Evasion, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow

Fast Art 2, Winzavod Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow

2007

Joyful Morgue, Art Moscow Fair - special project, Moscow

Soyuzniki, Residence of the European Union, Moscow