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Marika Maiorova

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Tbilisi, Georgia

Lives in

Works in
New York

video-art, installation, mixed-media, photography, digital, conceptual


“Water and People or Neonarcissism”.

2009, November 2-29,  Moscow Museum  of the Modern Arts, 

Project presents five works which reflect key aspects of human interaction with the water element. The exhibition includes video installations and art objects, illustrating human-water interrelation: from embryos floating in the mother’s womb, to semi-effaced photograph by the Black sea, to seeing your own reflection in the aquarium wall as inherently poetic.

“Water and People, or Neonarcissism” is simultaneously an art, scientific, philosophical and acutely social project: there is a demonstration of a personal vision of how the cynical and aggressive “Generation X” was formed, to show how the emergence of digital photography lead to shifts in ethics, to reflect the loneliness and agitation of contemporary people searching for meaning in life.

The inspiration for this project came from scientific research showing that water is capable of reacting to outside force, as well as to store and transfer information and human emotions by changing its structure.

“Research by Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto with ice crystals forming from water that was previously exposed to music, images, and verbal discourse, showed that water can absorb, store and transfer human thoughts and emotions. Now Dr Emoto is convinced (and so am I) that we can heal the planet and ourselves by producing and cultivating positive love and gratitude “vibration”....


Visual artist, curator, creative director of Loft in The Red Zone

Generation X

Marika Maiorova Dadiani, or marikama, born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, grew up in Moscow, Russia; graduated as a screenwriter from VGIK, Russian State Institute of Filmmaking; moved to NYC in the nineties, studied directing Film at Columbia University Graduate program; co-created a fashion label Dadiani-Salerno; created a fashion label DADO; designed and produced several lines of contemporary women’s clothing and accessories; worked on film and theatre costume productions; curates independent multimedia art show as a pup-up gallery LOFT IN THE RED ZONE; makes video and mixed media art; currently lives between Moscow and NY, preparing to create a “New Reality” research lab and multimedia art exhibition.


VGIK, Russian State Institute of Filmmaking

Columbia University School of the Arts, Graduate Film

Solo show:

2009                     Moscow Museum of the Modern Arts, “Water and People or Neonarcissism”.

2012                     State art gallery "Na Kashirke", Moscow, Russia. ”Aqua-video Expressionism.”

Group shows:

2010                     “War and Peace”  6th international Art show of artist’s books and book art objects. Central House of Artist. Moscow, Russia.

2010                     “GUERRA E PACE Mostra internazionale del  LIBRO d’ARTISTA e QUASI-LIBRO a cura di Evelina Schatz, Quintocortile, viale Bligny 42, Milano, Italy

2010                     First International South Russian Biennale of the contemporary arts, Mail-Art show «Any Penny»

2009                     III Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art: “Shumov’s Studio” installation-performance within “Spatial Liturgy” special project by Oleg Kulik (TSUM)

2009                     Shiryayevo Biennale of Contemporary Art: «There» video project within the program “America: between Europe and Asia”

2009                     MyMementoVid exhibition, in the framework of Markers / Détournement 2009 Collateral Event of the 53 Venice Biennale


22/9/12               “Acknowledging New Reality", Business Center Znamenka, Moscow, Russia

3/2/12                 “No Comment Art Moscow”, Red October Chocolate Factory, Moscow, Russia

11/13/11            “No Comment Art, Volume #3”, Versus Townhouse, 56th street and 5th avenue, NY.NY

10/15/11            “No Comment Art, Volume #2”, 99% Art, Chelsea Art Museum, NYC.

10/8/11              “No Comment Art, Volume #1”, Pup-up gallery at JP Morgan’s Corner, 23 wall street,NYC

9/ 9/11                 “Loft in the Red Zone, Tribute to 9/11”. Pup-up gallery at JP Morgan’s Corner, 23 Wall Street, NYC

 Future Exhibitions

09/2013              “Loft in The Red Zone, Tribute to 9/11”. MMOMA (Moscow Museum of Modern 

Recent Exhibits

Marika Maiorova participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2014 BorderBody - Mixing Identities
Quintocortile Viale Bligny 42 - 20136 Milano
Nov, 2009 Water and People, or Neonarcissism
Moscow Museum of Modern Art [25 Petrovka]
Studio 26 Gallery
Studio 26 Gallery
Feb, 2012 No Comment ART Moscow
Red October Chocolate Factory
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