Anya Charikov-Mickleburgh

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The Monstrous Seeds, June 2017 Concrete Vary © Artist Copyright
You Are Lonely No More, June 2017 Mixed Media Vary © Copyright
Eerie Thoughts I, May 2017 Oil On Canvas 30x40cm © Artist's Copyright
Nightshades I, 2017 Oils, Poskapens On Canvas 30x40cm © Artist copyright
Lethal Seeds, March 2017 Plaster, Paint, Textile Vary © Artist copyright
The Baloons, Oct 2017 Oil, Graphite On Linen 60x70cm © Artist's copyright
Quick Facts
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Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design, 2012, First Class Honours BA Hons Fine Art
Royal College of Art
figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, performance, conceptual, photography, exhibition/performance, design

Anya Charikov-Mickleburgh is London-based artist and curator. She moved to the UK from Russia. Her cross-cultural references and experiences inform her research-based practice and take the form of painting, drawing, object-making and installation. Her work is concerned with symbolic meaning and rituals, conspiracies and cabals, inner and outer, individual and collective, domestic and social, unique and mass-produced, historic and contemporary, often meet at the corner of hiding and revealing.

She has organised several events and exhibitions including the group show "The Runaway Fingers" at Pushkin House in London. She is an active participant of festivals and art-biennials, including Manifesta 11 in Zurich and Frieze in London. She has taken part in many international annual exhibitions and competitions in London, New York, Vancouver, Dubai and Moscow. She has been finalist and winner in the following prizes: Ferens Art Gallery in Hull, Red Collection, HIX ART Award, the Khojaly Peace Art Prize in Houses of Parliament in Westminster.

2015-2017   MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London
2008-2012   First Class Honours  BA(Hons) Fine Art, Central Saint Martin’s UAL

Solo shows:
2017  Anthophobia, Formogramma Contemporary Art Gallery Samara, Russia
2015  Being, Hundred Years Gallery, London
2014  The Purple Gate, Rossotrudnichestvo in the UK, London
2013  Eaters&Eaten, Rossotrudnichestvo in the UK, London

Awards & Prizes:  
2017   The Khojaly Peace Prize for Art, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London
2016   HIX ART AWARD, London
2016   Award & Prize by Collection Red in association with the Aitmatov's Academy, London
2008   Award & Prize by Browne Smith Baker, The Ferens Art Gallery, Hull

Curatorial Projects
2016  The Runaway Fingers, Pushkin House, London
2013   The Psychotropic House, co-curating XAP project, Yinka Shonibare's Project Space, London
2010   Subtle, The Wayward Gallery, London
2009   In the Raw, MillCo Project Space, London

Teaching & Research
2017           Visiting tutor  Chelsea University of Arts, UAL
2015-2017  Visiting Tutor PaintBox Art Studios  London
2014-2016  Visiting Tutor Queensgate Art Studios London
2007-2008  Visiting Tutor  Fine Art  Hull College of Art and Design

Talks, Seminars, Symposiums
2017  Discussion with Evgeniy Strelkov about  geographical space and place in art, Pushkin House, London 
2017  Lecture, Seminar on consumerism, 'The Eaters& the Eaten',  Formogramma art gallery, Samara, Russia
2017 Artist's talk & Presentation, Royal College of Art, London
2016  Symposium and artist's talk , Krzhizhanovsky's writing, Pushkin House, London
2014  Seminar, talk ,West Ealing Projects, London
2013  Symposium on J J Ballard , Yinka Shonibare's Project Space, London 

Residencies 2013-present: 
The Light-hearted Consumer / The San Juan Islands Washington DC (Orcas, Langley, Anacortes) , Monterey, California, USA 19-28 Sept 2017 /  Re-United  at the Krutizkaya, Moscow / 20-28 Dec 2016 / Playing RuссkYй'   / series of live performances, Western Ukraine / The Intruder /series short performances, collaborative project with Oleg Davidoff, Zubovka Village, Volga region, Russia / Psychotropic House  /  XAP group Guest Project at Yinka Shonibare’s Project Space,  London / Artist’s Zoo  /  LIVE PROJECT /West Ealing Art Centre,  London

Collections:  Formogramma Contemporary Art Gallery, Russia, Hundred Years Gallery London, Royal College of Art, Kensington, Rossotrudnichestvo in the UK, Factor-M, Browne Smith Baker, Private collections across the UK, Russia, Ukraine, Germany

Texts, Publications:
#Supercommunity, texts for the project, published by Royal College of Art, 2017
"Ice Cream",  my painting is featured in the art&literature magazine "Into the Void", ISSUE 6, 25.10.2017
'Anthophobia' review of the show in Samara, 
'Anthophobia' review of the solo show in Samara, VolgaNews, 14.08.2017 

"Book of Abstract", 2014, ed.Anastasios Maragiannis, p.257 on Laura Dekker's interactive sofa collaborative project during the "Psychotropic House" XAP residency 2014
Interview with Yulia Chmelenko, "Runaway Fingers" newspaper "PULSE LONDON", 20.10.2016
Interview "What is painting now?" as a BA Fine Art Alumni, published on Central Saint Martins UAL web

"Contemplation of The Deliverer", painting is featured in the art& poetry magazine "Into the Void", ISSUE 3, published 25.02.2017
 My art project featured and published the “MAKE8ELIEVE” art magazine, Switzerland, issue 11, June, 2017
Catalogue of the show Biophilia II', Issue 1, Spring, 2017.  KI Europe, London.

Selected Group Shows:

ALARM, Art Auction for UAL Russian-speaking graduates, 27-30 November, Moscow
Et, Tu, Arte Brute? Andrew Edlin Gallery, 17 Nov-28 Jan, New York
Virtuality Mortality, XAP group show, Ugly Duck Project Gallery space, 14-15 October, London
Imagining The Volga, a discussion with artist/curator Evgenyi Strelkov, 9 October, Pushkin House
"A Light-Hearted Consumer", one evening performance, Monterey, California, USA 
Series of performances, 23-24 September, The San Juan Islands: Orcas, Langley, Anacortes (Washington DC)
The Big Picture, Drawing Art Project, ongoing until December 2018,Vancouver, Canada
Stewarts Art Law Secret 2017, Royal College of Art
Seminar & Lecture, The Eaters& The Eaten, 21 August, Formogramma Art Gallery, Samara, Russia
As It Stands: Unrefined, Muted, Abandoned, 6-23 July, Hundred Years Gallery

RCA MA Degree Show, Dyson Building, Battersea, 23.06-02.07
#Supercommunity curated Mayra Ganzinotti, Natalia Skobeeva. Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art 19-22.05
'Surrogate Twins', RCA Kensington Painting Project space 31.03-10.04
'Biophilia II' ,  KI Europe 27 March-20 September, London
'Time Cures, Time Kills', collaboration with Eileen Theresia Anderson, #window187, London
Khojaly Peace Prize for Art 2017, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London, 22 Feb
The Green Week Morning Glory, collaboration with Greg Pepper, the RCA innovation design & the Imperial College, Installation, the RCA Kensington Art Bar space, 21 Feb-15 March
Postcards from the Edge 2017, VISUAL AIDS at Metro Pictures, 13-15 January, New York

FRIEZE LONDON, Series performances activating Martha's Araujo series, L1 space Galeria pm8.  5-6 Oct 
THE RUNAWAY FINGERS, series events run at PUSHKIN HOUSE, London. 16, 25 Oct
ART LICKS Weekend, Tied, live performance on Bank side , river Thames, XAP group, 1-2 October 
#THERUNAWAYFINGERS, a curatorial project, PUSHKIN HOUSE, London 28 September -13 Nov 2016
HIX AWARD 2016 Exhibition, UNITLondon gallery, Soho, London  25 August - 9 September 2016
MANIFESTA 11 - hydra-hands man, a non-singing-opera, performance, Cabaret VOLTAIRE, Zurich, 23 July

Tied, live performance XAP group, Satellite programme at the Whitstable Biennale, 11 June 2016
Daylight Saving, Gedders Gallery, XAP group show, 25-29 May 2016

Stewart Law RCA Secret 2016, RCA London, 8-15 April 2016
Stewart Law RCA Secret 2016, ART DUBAI, 16-19 March 2016
WIP Painting Show, RCA Sackler Building
An image for Aitmatov's stories, Collection Red in association with the Aitmatov's Academy, London

CHEMCRAFT, for love of Chemistry, Espacio Gallery, London
Places and Faces, Collection Red, London
The Other Garden, Nancy Victor Gallery, London
Best Of West, The London Collection. Westfield, London
Painting Live, Windsor Music Festival, Windsor
Psychotropic House, XAP group Guest Project at Yinka Shonibare's Project Space, London
House Of Beauty, Salon Artistocrat, CNB Gallery, London
Artists' Zoo, Live project West Ealing, London
Dirty Linen, XAP group show, Curious Duke Gallery, London
Museums At Night, London Canal Museum, London
Summer show, Candid Art Trust, London
There Is No Plan, BA Fine Art BA degree show CSM, London
Politics and Power, London College of Communication, London
In Response to Pino Pascali's work, CSM at the Camden Arts Centre, London
Subtle, The Wayward Gallery, London
In The RAW, The Mill Co Project, Viner street, London
In response, Ealing Art centre, London
People & Portraiture , Oxford House, London
The 5th, CSM, Charring Cross Road, London
Valentines Mansion, London
Woman's Work, Lincoln University
Figurative, Beverly Art Gallery, Beverly
Open shows, The Ferens Art Gallery, East Riding Yorkshire
Ten at RED, Red gallery, Hull


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