Moscow Public Art Fund
Moscow Public Art Fund
is a Moscow-based non-profit art organization founded by Ekaterina Korobova in 2014. In the last six years Fund has sponsored and organized installations of various sculptural works across Moscow. Its mission is to present contemporary art in public spaces. The sculptures come from emerging as well as established artists and are aiming to introduce general public to the notions of contemporary art. Among noteworthy completed projects of the Fund are: 2016 public sculpture park “Symbol” as part of the Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, 2017 and 2019 “Echo” of Canadian-artist Husam Chaya in two different locations, 2018 “The Tulip” by UK-based Simon Hempsell, 2019 Endless Curve and Be in Here ll by Chinese artist Wenqin Chen
“Be In Here IV No.2”
Wenqin Chen's subject of enquiry emerged. Of equal importance, he is passionate about the dialog created between the positive and negative spaces that surround his work. As a way of expressing "the energy of space, " he emphasizes the momentum of the object to symbolize life's release or "birth,"while extending the implied energy field to its largest range.
Wenqin Chen studied at the Art & Design School of Fuzhou University 1995-1999. In September 1999 he studied at the Academy of Art and Design, Tsinghua University in Beijing before going abroad for a MA degree at the Winchester School of Art, Southampton University in UK. Since 2007 he has been teaching in Xiamen University. He bases his art and his pursuit of academia combining in ancient Chinese culture and contemporary western art with rare success. He is one of the very few living sculptors to have had his work sold at auction by Sotheby's.
The Installation form an illusory geometric combination of figures. The intent is for visitors to enter another sound dimension once inside its boundaries as sounds change their properties as they echo off the geometric figures, creating an amazing transformation of the human voice. The idea which the installation is centered around is; “Art is the mirror of our days”
Lebanese born Canadian artist and has lived in UAE and since the early 2005. He moved to Paris in 2009. Chaya studied at the Institute of Fine Arts; Beirut and at the EDH GROUP - Icart; Paris. Chaya spends his time between Montreal, Paris, Beirut and Dubai - Abu Dhabi. Over the past 10 years he has exhibited extensively in Beirut, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and was commissioned for sculptures for many cities over the world like Los Angeles, Michigan, Pinamar, Tunisia, Istanbul and Montreal. Chaya was awarded the "Golden Award" from the French Embassy in 2003, the YDP Award; Lebanese sector, in recognition to his contributions to Public Art at the local and national levels, as an emerging artist. In 2003 his sculpture "Fusion" was selected for the building of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), in Beirut. 1976 - Born, Lebanon. 1998-2002 - Institute des Beaux Arts, UL, Beirut, Lebanon - BA in Fine Arts 2002-03 - AUST, Lebanon - BA in Graphics 2003 - Golden Award from the French Embassy 2004 - YDP Award, Lebanese Sector 2010 - Group EDH - Icart, Paris. MBA in International Business of Arts
This sculpture represents global open-mindedness, invention and space for innovative thinking
Public Digital Art Platform
Platform for cultural content innovation
New Media branch of
Moscow Public Art Fund
In the year when pandemic has modified the nature of art space, when galleries and museums are still mostly closed the Public Digital Art Platform presented by the Moscow Public Art Fund gives a new adaptable platform for like-minded creatives. In one of the busiest intersections of the city a passerby can look up, stop, recharge, and think about what is inside us, be reminded that this inner space needs cultivated silence and self-awareness.
Creating a unique digital cube platform for the exhibition of public arts.
Creating artistic content targeting the urban community.
Supporting contemporary artists in a format that will allow their work to reach a wide audience
Focusing on topical social issues that will stimulate and provoke discussion.
January– March, 2021
Curated by Nina Mdivani
Moscow Public Art Fund, Masha Rudenko,
Robert Elephant, Ben Cope.
2015, single channel video, 8‘30‘‘
Artist Renana Neuman
located in Moscow City Bussines district
Public art park “Simvol”
The Parallel Programme of
5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art
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Collage by artist Robert Elephant