Exhibiting Artists: Yusuke Akamatsu (Japan-France) Sergey Kozlov (Russia-UK) Katya Kesic (Russia-UK) Marina Alexeeva (Russia)

Shtager Gallery specialising in Russian and international contemporary art has been active in London for five years. Using her expertise from St Petersburg, Russia’s centre of liberal thinking and culture, founder Marina Shtager endeavours to introduce significant Russian and international contemporary artists to the British audience.

Through its various activities and programmes, Shtager aims to bring their audience a sense of connection with artistic contexts and concepts, enabling them to register aesthetic nuances and implications hidden from the naked eye.

The gallery represents Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai (b. 1969, Russia), Russia’s representative at the 58th Venice Biennale, digital art pioneer Marina Alexeeva (b. 1959, Russia), acclaimed painters Vitaly Pushnitsky (b. 1967, Russia) and Katya Granova (b. 1988, Russia), Japanese multimedia artist and filmmaker Yusuke Akamatsu (b. 1967, Japan), and London-based sculptor Katia Kesic (b. 1986, UK), amongst others.

This year, Shtager Gallery will be presenting the finalists of their Open Call to young artists, whose graduate shows were cancelled due to the pandemic. The finalists are Ksenia Blake, Iseult Perrault, and the art-duet, Adam Boyd and Tighe-Mearns-Smith.

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