I’m interested in the balance of fragile nature and synthetic nature. Human nature is destructive, and excessive consumption is part of who we are. I would like to think that we can change, but in this respect I’m pessimistic
A feature of Maria Agureeva's artwork is that the artist utilizes different forms of art: sculpture, installation, performance and video. Thus, using various media tools, Maria explores the relationship to the human body in society, as well as the relationship between the global body of humanity and the body of nature. Putting naturalness against the imposed necessity of conventional beauty, the artist combines natural and synthetic materials, highlighting the possibilities for transformation and redesign of the body as a modern form of worship.
Personal projects were represented on 5 and 6 Moscow biennale of Contemporary art (2103, 2015). Her works were exhibited throughout Russia, Finland, Germany, USA, UK and Italy. Works are in the permanent collection Moscow museum of Modern Art and private collections.
Maria is a recipient of grants from Ruinart Art Patronat and Trust for Mutual Understanding; Kandinsky Prize nominee (2013) and Laguna Art Prize laureate (2018). Residency: 18th street art center (Los Angeles), Residency Unlimited (New York).