Maria and Natalia Petschatnikov

born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1973

The twins Maria & Natalia Petschatnikov work as an artist duo in the border region between painting and installation. In their work they choose to focus on seemingly insignificant phenomena that are part of our daily lives. With imagination and wit, they manage to tease out new and surprisingly profound perspectives on the everyday world; they find the extraordinary within the ordinary. Maria and Natalia live and work in Berlin.

Education

1996-99
Hunter College of the City Universitv of New York, New York, NY, USA
MFA Received 1999
1997-98
École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France, Student exchange
Atelier Annette Messager
1992-96
Rhode Island College, Providence. RI, USA
BFA Received 1996
1990-91
Academy of Art, St. Petersburg, Russia,
Drawing Classes
1978-83
Hermitage Museum School for Children, St. Petersburg, Russia

Exhibitions

2017
Galerie Stern-Wywiol, Hamburg
Gruppendynamik, installation, paintings, objects
2017
Fabrik der Künstler, Hamburg
Maksa and her artists friends, group exhibition
2017
Die Ruine der Klosterkirche, Berlin
Creatures, site-specific installation
2017
Beton 7, Athens, Greece
Two Islands, installation
2017
Berlin Wall Memorial
1000 Crows - site-specific Installation
2017
Concept and realisation of the prize: Innovation Award 2017, Paper – bronze sculpture
2016
Gallery at the Tempelhof Museum, Berlin
Collecting the City, Installation
2015
12 German Week in St. Petersburg
Berlin & Berlin, Installation

2015
Art editions for the "Kunstautomat" of the Jewish Museum, Berlin
SPARROWS, 200 relief-objects, 4 EURO, 200 paintings 

2015

Ein Neuer Laden, Heilbronn
DOGS, Installation

2014
 

Frauen Museum, Berlin & Weisser Elefant gallery, Berlin
HEIM_SPIEL Mitte, group exhibition
2014

Künstlerhaus Sootboern, Hamburg

Fliegende Gärten (group exhibition)

2014

Doctoral Day on Vladimir Nabokov, University of Strasbourg, France 

A Guide to Berlin, Installation

2014
Tempelhof Airport, Berlin 

Birds, public art project

2013
Vladimir Nabokov Museum, St. Petersburg

A Guide to Berlin, Installation

2013
Galerie Axel Obiger, Berlin

Tiere gehen immer (group exhibition)

2012

Quiet Cue, Berlin

Floating Rooms (group exhibition)

2012
Beton 7, Athens

Collecting the City, Installation

2012
Kunstverein Muensterland, Coesfeld, Germany

Dogs, Installation

2011
Collection Anne-Marie Siegel, Hamburg 

Other people's things, Installation/Painting

2011

Collection Haupt, Halle am Wasser, Berlin

Dreissig Silberlinge, group exhibition

2011
Wagner+Partner, Berlin

Briefly yours, Installation/Painting

2011

Wagner+Partner, Berlin

Exoten, Installation/Painting

2011

King Size, Leipzig

Sidewalk, Installation

2011
Art Karlsruhe 2011, solo stand

with Wagner+Partner, Berlin
2010
Kunstverein Wolfenbuettel, Germany 

Exoten, Installation/Painting

2010 

Laboratoria, Moscow, Russia

Hypothesis Verification, group exhibition

2010

Viena Fair / Art Karlsruhe

with Wagner+Partner, Berlin

2009

Wagner+Partner, Berlin

Sidewalk, Installation/Painting
2009

Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna, Austria 

Alexander Reznikov Award Exhibition

2008

Art Karlsruhe
solo presentation with Wagner+Partner, Berlin

2008
Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany

km 500, group exhibition
2008

Palinsesti, San Vito, Italy 

group exhibition
2008

Galerie Ulrike Hrobsky, Vienna, Austria 

Formal Garden, Installation/Painting
2007
Galerie Heike Strelow, Frankfurt am Main, Germany 

Beyond Nature, group exhibition

2007

Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems, Germany 

Wellness, Installation
2006

Kunstverein Celle, Celle, Germany 

Geschehen im Schloss, Installation

2006

Arco Madrid, Art Fair, Spain 

solo presentation with Herrmann & Wagner, Berlin
2006 

Scope Miami, Art Fair, Miami, USA 

with Herrmann & Wagner, Berlin

2006

Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, Germany
Mice and More, Installation

2006
Herrmann & Wagner Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Doubletake, Installation
2006
Curator Space, London, UK
Family Viewing, group exhibition

2005 

GalerieXprssns, Hamburg, Germany 

Paperwork, Installation
2005

Künstlerhaus Sootboern, Hamburg, Germany

Public (Private) Property, Installation, paintings

2005
Einstellungsraum e.V, Hamburg, Germany
Das Gegenteil, Installation
2005
Kunstverein Huerth-Cologne, Germany
5 international art prize, group exhibition
2004

Irish Museum of Modern Art: Process Room, Dublin, Ireland 

Formal Garden
2004

SKAMraum, Hamburg, Germany
Forschungslabor: Getting ready for Mars
 2003
2004 

"Foyer für junge Kunst" Hypovereinsbank, Hamburg, Germany
Installations, Drawings
2003

Dresdner Schloss, Dresden , Germany
Faculty Exhibition, International Summer Academy, group exhibition
2003
Speicherstadt, Hamburg, Germany 

Abbruch/Aufbruch, group exhibition
2002

Halle k3 Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
Sinnspiel-Spielsinn, with MAKSA and Vladimir Volkov
2002

Michaelis Bridge, Hamburg, Germany
Die Brücke, Public Art Project

2002

Morley Gallery, London, UK
Crossing the Border, The Other Europe, group exhibition
2002
Sotheby's Amsterdam, the Netherlands

International Young Art 2002, group exhibition

2002

The Elizebeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, USA
International Young Art 2002, group exhibition
2002
Sotheby's Tel Aviv, Tel-Aviv, Israel

International Young Art 2002, group exhibition

2002

C 15 Sammlung Ulla und Heinz Lohmann, Hamburg, Germany 

Kunst-Stoff

2001
GalerieXprssns, Hamburg, Germany 

Stoffe, aus denen die (T)räume sind..., group exhibition
2001
Eigenarten Interkulturelles Festival, Hamburg, Germany 

Yellow Room
2001

Die Kunsttreppe, Hamburg, Germany

Kaum zu bändigen
2000

Art-Cade Galerie, Marseille, France
Duo, group exhibition

2000

Zeise Hallen, GMK Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

Growing Painting, sight specific project

1999

Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY, USA 

group exhibition

1999

Voorhees Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY, USA

MFA Project Exhibition

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Grants

2017
Zurückgeben Foundation, Berlin
"Pobaltis", docu-animation, production grant
2015
Goethe Institut, St. Petersburg
Exhibition “Berlin & Berlin”
2015
Goethe Institut, Strassburg
Exhibition “A Guide to Berlin”
2013
Cultural fund of the Tempelhof-Schöneberg region of Berlin
Project grant “Birds”
2012
Kunstfonds Workstipend
Bonn, Germany

2009
Studio Grant 

BBK Berlin
2009 

Alexander Reznikov Award

Vienna/Moscow
2008

Nordic Artists' Centre Dale, Norway 

Residency Program
2008

Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden, Scotland 

Residency Program
2007
Künstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems, Germany 

Project stipend
2006 

Herrmann & Wagner Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Residency Program
2006
Atelje Stundars, Vaasa, Finland 

Residency Program
2005
Can Serrat International Art Center, Barcelona Spain 

Visual Artists Stipend: residency and exhibition

2004
FO'KO, Forum für Kulturelle Kooperation, Hamburg, Germany
Getting ready for Mars, Magazine

2004 

Nordic Artists' Centre Dale, Norway
Residency Program
2004

Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland 

Residency Program
2003
Künstler zu Gast in Harburg, Hamburg, Germany
Studio Grant
2002
Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain 

Residency Program
2002 

Hamburgische Kulturstiftung, Robert Bosch-Stiftung, Hamburg, Germany
Sinnspiel-Spielsinn Exhibition
2002 

Interkulturelle Projekte, Kulturbehoerde, Hamburg, Germany 

Die Brücke, Public Art Project

2001

Hamburgische Kulturstiftung, Hamburg, Germany
Eigenarten Interkulturelles Festival

2001

Ateliers d'Artistes de la Ville de Marseille, France

Residency Program

1998
Hunter College of the City University of New York, New York, NY, USA
Study Abroad Fellowship

1998
Memorial Foundation for Preservation of Jewish Culture, New York, NY, USA

Fellowship Grant. Project: Family Portraits