Vera Martynov

  • country
  • Russia, Ukraine
  • disciplines
  • cinematographic realization, performance, scenography, sculpture
  • languages
  • Russian
  • born on 12.09.1981
  • in Khabarovsk, Russia
  • lives in Marseille

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Born in 1981, in Khabarovsk, Vera Martynov is a Ukrainian-Russian multidisciplinary artist, visual art, performance, theater, scenography. In 2004, she co-founded the theater company Krymov Lab. In 2008, she graduated from GITIS (Russian Academy of Theatre Arts) in Moscow in stage design, five years later she became a professor in the same discipline. In 2011 and 2013, she was resident artist at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center in New York. In 2012, she was artistic director of the Gogol Center Theatre, and from 2016 to 2018, of the New Space of the Theatre of Nations in Moscow.
She develops different projects that mix theater, visual arts, contemporary music by adapting them to the environment and architecture of the spaces where she works.
For example, in 2019, she creates a Theatre_Rus installation using reusable and recycled materials on a 1200m2 surface on the occasion of the 400ᵉ anniversary of theater in Russia presented at the New Manege Exhibition Hall in Moscow.
In 2022, following the war in Ukraine, she fled Russia for France, settled in Marseille and became a member of l’Atelier des artistes en exil.