Maria Pleshkova

Maria Pleshkova

Moscow, Moscow, Russia

About Maria Pleshkova

Maria Pleshkova (b. 1986) is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, digital collage and video.

Her life and art are inseparably connected. In her work, Pleshkova explores the Microcosm, the human universe, and certain moments of the highest intensity of life. Her recent projects are mostly autobiographical, but the autobiography is just an excuse to talk about things which are universal and common to all humankind.

Pleshkova's works have been shown in Russia, France, Spain, Italy and Georgia.

Education

2014 International Summer School of Photography - ISSP (Kuldīga, Latvia)
2012 José Bautista Workshop “Audiovisual possibilities of photo projects” (Moscow, Russia)
2012 The Eddie Adams Workshop (New York, USA)
2011 Michael Ackerman Workshop (Moscow, Russia)
2010-2011 School of Visual Arts (Moscow, Russia): Photojournalism course, Short film productions course
2009-2010 Moscow State University, Faculty of Photojournalism
2003-2008 Moscow State University, Faculty of Law

Events

Residencies
December 2018 – Cassis Artist Residency. Cassis, France
October – November 2016 Cité Internationale des Arts. Paris, France
November – December 2015 Cité Internationale des Arts. Paris, France
November 2014 – March 2015 Cité Internationale des Arts (invited by the City of Paris). Paris, France

Exhibitions

2018 Salon de la Photo. Paris Expo. Paris, France
2018 Salon de Photographie Strasbourg. Strasbourg, France
2017 Milano Photo Week (evening projection). Milan, Italy
2017 Transizioni, International Festival of Multimedia. Bergamo, Italy
2017 The Best of Russia: Winners Exhibition. Winzavod, Moscow, Russia
2016 Young Russian Photographers 2016: Finalists Exhibition. Puschino, Russia
2016 Evolution of Sight. 1991–2016. For the 25th anniversary of the Union of Photo Artists of Russia / Moscow Photo Biennale 2016. Manege, Moscow, Russia.
2015 3rd Rulet. Multimedia projections in 15 cities of Russia and abroad.
2015 Transizioni, International Festival of Multimedia. Bologna, Italy
2015 La Quatrième Image. Photo Fair. Paris, France
2015 Photovisa, International Festival of Photography. Krasnodar, Russia
2015 Night of Photography (evening projection) at Tbilisi Photo Festival. Tbilisi, Georgia
2015 Young Russian Photographers 2015: Finalists Exhibition. Puschino, Russia
2015 Photo Annual Awards: Winners’ Exhibition. Teplice, Czech Republic
2014 Photography Open Salon. Collectors editions. A retrospective selection. London, UK
2014 La Quatrième Image. Photo Fair. Paris, France
2014 Night of Photography (evening projection) at Tbilisi Photo Festival. Tbilisi, Georgia
2014 Selfie: self-portraits exhibition. Prague, Czech Republic
2014 Photo Annual Awards: Winners’ Exhibition. Teplice, Czech Republic
2014 Silver Camera (best reportage about Moscow): Finalists Exhibition. Moscow, Russia
2013 La Quatrième Image. Photo Fair. Paris, France
2013 Circulation(s). Festival of young European photography. Paris, France
2012 Young Russian Photography 2012 2/2. Reality / Decorations. Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2012 Moscow International Festival ‘Femme Fest’: group exhibition ‘World Without Women’. Moscow, Russia
2012 Photography Open Salon Arles 2012. Arles, France
2012 Young Russian Photographers 2012: Finalists Exhibition. Cheboksary, Russia
2012 PhotoBoloto and PhotoSakhar: Charmed by Churov Land Сhronicle. Moscow, Russia
2011 Seville European Film Festival, special section (short film “Nearest and Dearest”, stop motion “Dreams”). Seville, Spain
2011 Young Russian Photographers 2011: Finalists Exhibition. Kazan, Russia
2011 Vladimir Vyatkin’s Students Exhibition. Moscow, Russia
2010 Prague through the Eyes of Russian Photographers. Moscow, Russia
2010 New Names. Uglitch, Russia