PROJECTS
ARTIST OF THE YEAR COSMOSCOW 2020: PAVEL OTDELNOV
Pavel Otdelnov named the "Artist of the Year". In September, at the 8th Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair, Pavel Otdelnov will present his new art project, which will be specially created for the upcoming art fair.

Pavel Otdelnov born in 1979 in Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod region, Russia. Graduated from the Surikov Moscow State Academy. Later he took up contemporary art and entered the Institute Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).

In 2015 and 2017, he was nominated for the Kandinsky Prize ("Project of the Year"); in 2017 - became the laureate of the prize in the field of contemporary art named after Sergey Kuryokhin (special prize of the French Institute). And this year, Pavel entered the short list of the State Prize "Innovation" - in the nomination "Artist of the Year".

The works of Pavel Otdelnov are in the State Russian Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, as well as in other public and private collections.




INSTITUTION OF THE YEAR COSMOSCOW 2020: CCA "CHICORY" (ZHELEZNOGORSK)
Zheleznogorsk Center for Contemporary Art is a self-proclaimed institution that exists in the field of contemporary art and culture in Zheleznogorsk, Kursk Region.

Zheleznogorsk Center for Contemporary Art was created by the art association (art group) "Chicory", whose main current task is infrastructure construction in their city (Zheleznogorsk) and the region (Kursk region). Zheleznogorsk Center for Contemporary Art as an Institute distributes its activities along three axes: space (performative, exhibition and city practices), participation (from creating a social environment to meeting practices, relational aesthetics) and semiotics (searches \ creation of symbolic systems using technical and social and engineering methods).


WINNER OF RUINART ART PATRONAT 2020: MARGO TRUSHINA
Maison Ruinart and the Cosmoscow Foundation have announced the winner of the Ruinart Art Patronat grant competition: Margo Trushina.

The artist received a European education in the field of contemporary art (Royal College of Arts, London Chelsea College of Art and Design), and also studied at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) and at the Journalis department of the Moscow State University. In 2015, the artist became a finalist of the UK National Sculpture Prize – Broomhill National Sculpture Prize.

Within the framework of Cosmoscow 2020, Margo Trushina will present the 'Living Corner' project – an interactive site-specific installation that will become a metaphor for the contemporary world, with its radical climate changes and migration flows.

The project will be implemented as part of the Ruinart Art Patronat grant program with the support of the Cosmoscow Foundation at the Art Fair in September, 2020.


MUSEUM OF THE YEAR COSMOSCOW 2020: GARAGE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
In the fall of 2020, the Garage Museum will be presented at the Cosmoscow Fair in the status of the Museum of the Year as part of the Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art initiatives. This was announced by the founder of Cosmoscow Margarita Pushkina and the director of the Garage Anton Belov at a press conference in February.

Throughout the year, the Cosmoscow Foundation for contemporary art and the Garage Museum will implement a number of joint projects. Anton Belov will take a place on the Collectors' Board of the Fair. The Foundation will acquire for the Museum's archive collection, which is the largest repository on the history of Russian modern and contemporary art, three important archives: the archive of the St. Petersburg gallery Navicula Artis; handwritten and illustrated catalogues of Eugene and Leo Kropiwnicki; and the archive of Andrey Chirkov (Remizova), which contains letters of Andrei Sinyavsky. The Museum's stand will be presented at the Cosmoscow Art Fair, which will be held on September 11-13, 2020.

Additionally, and following on from 2019, a percentage of proceeds from entrance tickets to the fair will be transferred to the Garage Endowment Fund.