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Vera Klimentyeva, Mag Art. Mag. Art. (*1988, Moscow)


Vera Klimentyeva is part of the generation of young Russian artists who use their art to put their fingers in the political, religious and social wounds of their home country. Questioning of patriarchal power structures and the role of a traditional Orthodox church in today‘s society are thematic fixed points in Klimentyeva‘s oeuvre. Her artistic positions range from diverse printing techniques to digital media to plastics and classic painting. Her work is characterized by deconstructive elements, fictitious realities and the implantation of traditional representations into contemporary contexts. After studying at the Moscow University of Printing Arts (2005-2008) with Alexander Livanov, Vladimir Tzepilov and Vladimir Kosynkin, Klimentyeva moved to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts in the class of Prof. Erwin Bohatsch (2008-2014). After completing her diploma, she manifested her position as an uncomfortable mirror of society in numerous exhibitions in Austria, Russia, Serbia and Poland.


Klimentyeva‘s works are part of private and public collections in Germany, Austria, Russia, the USA and Canada.




06/2005 – 11/2008: Moscow State University of Printing Arts, Graphic Arts Department, Prof. A. Livanov,

Prof. V. Tzepilov, Prof. V. Kosynkin;

10/2008 – 01/2014: Academy of fine Arts Vienna / Abstract painting, Prof. Mag. Erwin Bohatsch.

03/2014 - 06/2018: Academy of fine Arts Vienna / Art and cultural Studies


Group Exhibitions (selection)



“Und die Reise Geht Weiter”, Galerie Makartgasse, Vienna



“C’est la vie” Yekaterinburg, Russia

“The Short Life” Galerie U5_undvierzig, Vienna

Performance “ArtStreamShop” - Art Moscow International Art Fair, Russia



“VERA_ICON: Makeup and Identity” - diploma exhibition, Academy of fine Arts Vienna

Lecture/performance “IRRITATING TO THE EYE: issues, misunderstandings, paradoxes in feminsim, art and beauty culture” with Eva Kadlec - Sex Matters Festival - WUK, Vienna

ArtUnAnchored Festival - MS Stadt Wien Tulln-Vienna-Bratislava



“AR+43 Manifesto Sechs” - KunstKanal, Vienna

“FORBIDDEN ZONE” - Masc Foundation, Vienna



“BALKANIZATION”, curated by Zarko Aleksic and Jelena Micic - Friday Exit, Vienna

“Frühling” - Kunstkanal, Vienna

“Triebe der Vergessenen 2 / Triebonacci Sequenz” - Aa collections, Vienna



Aa Collections @ Art Vienna – Leopold Museum, Vienna

“The Road Show” – Kvaka 22, Belgrad, Serbia



“Connection I, II” - Oliwski Ratusc Kulturny, WL4 Mleczny Piotr, Gdansk, Poland

“Weil es mir gefällt” - Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna



“MACTN” - Aa Collections, Vienna



"XX Art Flânerie" – Hollerei, Vienna

Museum of Now Salon Vienna (with Anouk Anouk, Dejan Dukic, Viktor Freso and Maximiliano León), curated by Jan Gustav Fiedler and Alexander Winokurow

“Hortus Conclusus” Skulpturenpark - Schloss25, Vienna (with Julia Avramidis, Ona B., Julia Belova, Magda Csutak, Sofia Goscinski, Miriam Hamann, Sophie Hirsch, Luisa Kasalicky, Ernst Lima, Xenia Lesniewski, Nana Mandl, Jelena Micic, Hannah Neckel, Elsa Okazaki, Christiane Peschek, Michaela Putz, Julia Riederer, Anabel Scheffold, Nour Shantout, Céline Struger and Stephanie Winter), curated by Jan Gustav Fiedler



I know I care / on self-Care and Resistance – VBKÖ, Vienna


Solo/Duo Exhibitions



“Bad Taste Religion”, Aa collections gallery, Vienna


“IDDQD”, Aa collections gallery, Vienna


“Fairy Tales of the Wild East”, Aa collections gallery, Vienna

“Scan Dal” (with Dominika Kowynia) - Minus1 artspace, Katowice, Poland


“His Mom”, 12-14 Contemporary, Vienna

“Sisters in Arms” (with Jelena Micic) - Loft8, Vienna


“Pickup Lines”, 12-14 Contemporary, Vienna


“Da, Papa”, curated by Jan Gustav Fiedler - 12-14 Contemporary, Vienna

“Stimme der Vernunft” (with Rocco and his Brothers), curated by Jan Gustav Fiedler - 12-14 Contemporary, Vienna

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