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Valera and Natasha Cherkashin are contemporary artists working with photography, video, digital art, making installations and happenings spanning multiple disciplines. Most recently, their work has been covering issues from fields such as world economics, politics and the environment. They have been working together for over 35 years.

The Cherkashins participated in a number of international art fairs and biennales. Some of the most notable include the AIPAD Photography Show in NY, XVII Encuentros Abiertos Festival De La Luz in Argentina, FotoFest 2012 Biennial in Houston and PhotoEspana in Madrid among others. Among the museums which had acquired their works are the Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Houston Museum of Fine Arts. Additionally, their works have been exhibited at numerous prestigious institutions and museums around the world.  In 1999, The Cherkashins organized several unique underwater exhibitions at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC, and at the Olympia Stadium swimming pool in Berlin as well as Underground Wedding in Moscow metro station. Also, they received numerous grants and awards (see CV).

Valera and Natasha currently live and work in Moscow and New York and travel around the world presenting their art and talking about the different stages of the development and evolutions in contemporary art through the prism of their numerous years of experience. They lectured at Harvard University, University of California, Berkeley, Princeton University, Columbia University, NYU, the School of Visual Arts in NYC among others.

In the US, they are represented by Alan Klotz Gallery in New York and Gallery Blue Square in Washington DC. For cooperation and inquiries please email us at:

University of Maryland, MD

Harvard University, MA

University of California, Berkeley, CA

Columbia University, NY

Princeton University, NJ

New York University, NY

School of Visual Arts, NY

Montclair State University, NJ

Vassar College, NY

Swarthmore College, PA

Dickinson College, PA

Art Academy of Cincinnati, OH

Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

University of Southern California, LA, CA

San Francisco State University, CA

Wittenberg University, OH

Parsons School of Design, NY

Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC

Pennsylvania State University

University of Rochester, NY

Cosmos Club, Washington, DC

Georgetown University, Washington DC

Texas Christian University, TX 

Art Club, Palm Beach, Florida

The University of Cincinnati. OH

AAASS, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia 

The Goldsmith University, London

PhotoEspana, Madrid

Tokyo University, Japan

Moscow State University

"Izvestiya" School of Photography, Moscow

Rodchenko School of Photography, Moscow

State University of Albuquerque, NM

St. Clare's College, Oxford

Wakkanai University, Japan 

University of Foreign Languages, Tokyo 

State University of Albuquerque, NM

Wakkanai University, Japan 

University of Foreign Languages, Tokyo 

Tokyo University of Polytechnics, Japan 

International House of Japan, Tokyo 

Tsukuba University, Japan

University of Bologna, Italy

Russian State University for Humanities 

School-Studio of Photo Art, Moscow 

School of Moscow MOMA 

Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich

Museum of Modern Art, Rostov on Don, Russia 

American University in Dubai

Intersection, Kara Kurum, Mongolia

The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

State University - Higher School of Economics, Moscow

School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

State University - Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Hunter College, New York, USA

Photoplay, School of Photography, Moscow

Art Manege, Moscow

Institute of Culture, Moscow

British School of Design, Moscow

Institute of Humanitarian Education and Information Technology, Moscow

Summer program JustDilijanIt, Armenia

Summer program Compyuteria, Tver, Russia

Research Institute of Theory and History of Fine Arts of the Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow

Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine arts. Russia

Russ Press Foto, Moscow.

The Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow

PhotoKrok 2019 festival, Vitebsk, Belarus

Forum "Tavrida", Sudak, Crimea, Russia 2019.

Museum of the History of the Vitebsk People’s Art School, International Academic Conference Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of UNOVIS,  Belarus.

Multymedia Center "Artplay", 2020, Moscow.

Zariadie Park Mediacenter. Moscow.

Park Gallery, 2021, Moscow.

The Institute of Humanitarian Education 2022, Moscow.
Art Support Foundation "Thursday" 2022, Moscow.

Startup Village Forum, Skolkovo, 2022.

Union of Photo Artists of Russia, Moscow, 2022.

The Béton Center for Visual Culture, 2022, Moscow.

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