Anna Nova gallery was founded by Anna Barinova in 2005, and is currently one of the leading galleries in Russia. The gallery actively supports original and innovative interdisciplinary art practices, producing research-based projects and large-scale installations. In the past few years the gallery has expanded its activities and now aims to discover and promote young artists who work with urgent cultural issues and challenges that our society faces today.
Many of these artists are interested in scientific research and their practice stem naturally from contemporary technological developments. They operate on the global scale,pursuing nomadic lives of contemporary agents of culture, introducing local contexts into international cultural environment.
In order to boost Russian growing art scene, in 2006 the gallery has initiated Nova Art Contest, the aim of which is to discover and support the younger generation of artists. In different years the Contest Jury consisted of influential art professionals, such as Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev (art director of Documenta 13), Joanna De Vos (independent curator), Sylvain Levy (founder of the DSL collection), Steven Sacks (founder of bitforms gallery, NY), Lev Manovich (professor of Cultural Analytics) and Catherine Becker (independent
From 2012 Anna Nova Gallery has been publishing a magazine about contemporary art – the Booklet. Issued twice a year, the magazine is dedicated to the popularization of contemporary art among the younger generation.
The works of the gallery artists has entered the collections of Centre Nacional d’Artet de Culture Georges Pompidou (Paris, France), Museum of Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (Madrid, Spain), MHKA (Antwerp, Belgium), Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia),State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow, Russia), Multimedia Art Museum (Moscow, Russia), French National Association ofContemporary Art (Paris, France), Ruya Foundation For Contemporary Culture (Iraq).