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Marina Kurikhina

Founder of Atelier MK

Marina Kurikhina is a Russian born curator based in Los Angeles who spent most of her professional life working in London and focusing on international projects with a particular attention on Latin American contemporary art. 

Los Angeles, US

Biography

Marina Kurikhina is a Russian born curator based in Los Angeles who spent most of her professional life working in London and focusing on international projects with a particular attention on Latin American contemporary art. 

As a cultural hybrid agent she explores the same notion in her projects.  Her vision examines the world through a transcultural lens in post-identity terms, recognising hybridity as the essential element of today´s reality. In her projects she redefines already established roles and archetypes.

Marina represented Fortes Vilaca Gallery in London without a physical space and worked with a high calibre roaster of Latin American artists dealing directly with renowned European institutions and collectors. In the same way years earlier she established a Mexican non-profit, Fundacion Magnolia, which she launched during the 59th Venice Bienniale and kept active through a hybrid series of exhibitions from Russia to London.

Her Agency Atelier MK focused on furthering this vision by promoting artists, independent projects and international collections.

Marina also created one of the largest public installations in London, called “The Wall” in South Kensington. A large format retrospective of Stefan Brüggemann´s text pieces, “The Wall” has its own identity and a publication supported with an interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist.

Marina is currently focusing on a series of exhibitions on the process of art making, highlighting the journey and ritual of the artistic process.

Curated Artworks