Maria Kokunova (b.1983, Armavir, Russia), an interdisciplinary artist, works with photography, collage, appropriation images and document performance art. Lives and works in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
The issue of personal identity as a philosophical category and a psychological concept, and the mechanism of subject constitution fall within the main sphere of her interests. In her works she focuses on self-reflexivity and searches for visual solutions to be used for exploring and conceptualizing borderline emotional and psychological states, constructing affective experience, and experimenting with identity.
2019 - Bird in Flight Prize '19 shortlist for the special nomination Editor`s choice;
2014 - Nominee of MIFA (Moscow International Foto Awards)
2014 - Art centre Borey, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2021 - City`s Autobiography, FFTN, Saint-Petersburg;
2020 – Object № 4, FFTN, Saint-Petersburg;
2019 - PHOTOBOOKZINEPRINTPRESSFEST, Bertholdt Centre, Saint-Petersburg;
2017 – Intervention in the hotel "Avent Inn Nevsky" – Exhibition The Feeling of Home, Saint-Petersburg, Russia;
2014 - WINZAVOD CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Moscow, Russia
Have been studying in The Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia (Transmedia laboratory) since 2020.
2019 - A personal course Intellect or Susceptibility by Ekaterina Vasilyeva, Saint-Petersburg, Russia;
2019 - Educational program with Nadezhda Sheremetova Photography and new niches, Foundation FotoDepartament, Saint-Petersburg, Russia;
2018-2019 - A personal course The Diary of the Other by Ekaterina Vasilyeva;
2017 - 2018 - Educational program with Nadezhda Sheremetova "Overcoming photography", Foundation FotoDepartament, Saint-Petersburg, Russia;
2017 - 2018 - A personal course The Autobiography of the City by Ekaterina Vasilyeva, Saint-Petersburg, Russia;
2017 - A personal course The Feeling of Home by Ekaterina Vasilyeva, Photo School St. Petersburg photographer, Saint-Petersburg, Russia;
2017 - Workshops, Foundation FotoDepartament, Saint-Petersburg, Russia;
2016 - A course of lectures by Ekaterina Vasilyeva Photography as art. Genres of photography from the point of view of the 21st century, the "Art of PhotoGallery", Saint-Petersburg, Russia;
2015 – 2016 - "Fotokunst" – Nadja Kuznetsova`s photo school, Saint-Petersburg, Russia;
2014 - 2016 - A personal course of Dmitry Konradt, Saint-Petersburg, Russia;
2013 - 2015 - Educational Foundation St Petersburg photographic workshops, Saint-Petersburg, Russia;
2000 - 2005 - Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University, Pyatigorsk, Russia.