Ann Rotaenko is one of the most promising voices in Russia's visual landscape today. Her solo work has been exhibited at MMOMA (Moscow, Russian Federation) and Triumph Gallery (Moscow, Russian Federation) and she has been part of festival programs at 7th Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art (2017), Academiae Biennial (Italy, 2018), and Artagon IV (France, 2018). A new work by Rotaenko, entitled Killer Pool, will be exhibited at the festival, completed during her residency at Cité international des Arts (Paris) this autumn.

Rotaenko's work will be displayed at LEAF, Portland St, on the 8th February from 11:00 to 16:30

Dimitri Venkov is a visual artist living in Moscow, Russia. His works have been exhibited at Documenta 14 in Greece, and the biennials of Moscow, Bergen, and Gothenburg respectively. He has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Kandinsky Prize, The International Federation of Film Critics Award (FIPRESCI) and the 4th Oberhausen e-flux prize. More recently, Venkov's work has been shown in cities as far spread as Sao Paolo, Rotterdam and Boston.

Venkov's work will be displayed at LEAF, Portland St, on the 9th February from 11:00 to 16:30

Born 1989 in Moscow. Based in London. Alisa Oleva holds a BA and MA from The Courtauld Institute of Art and an MA in Performance from Goldsmiths. 

She treats the city as her studio and urban life as material, to consider issues of urban choreography and urban archeology, traces and surfaces, borders and inventories, intervals and silences, passages and cracks. Her projects have manifested as a series of interactive situations, performances, movements scores, personal and intimate encounters, parkour, walkshops, and audio walks.

GRAD resident Alisa Oleva will lead us on in an immersive and original art performance, exploring and redesigning the past, present and future of Russian Manchester:

Russian Manchester 


A walk through Manchester as imagined by Russians who have never been here. We will walk, we will stop, we will listen, we will look at the city through someone else's eyes. 


Saturday, 8th

Starting time: 11:45

Starting place: LEAF, Portland St.

See Alisa's Soundcloud for the responses around which the walking tour was created:

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