Artist of the year Sveta Shuvaeva. Fabric, Crowd Character, 2015

Cosmoscow, the only international contemporary art fair in Russia and the CIS will take place from 9-11 September 2016 at Gostiny Dvor, Moscow. Maintaining its reputation as the leading platform for building country’s contemporary art market, the fair brings together international and Russian artists, galleries and collectors on an annual basis. By established tradition, fair’s Expert Committee carefully selects leading and emerging international and Russian galleries, in order to introduce Cosmoscow guests to the finest examples of contemporary art.

Besides its main programming, the forthcoming edition will also feature an extensive parallel programme including numerous non-commercial exhibition projects. In 2016 Cosmoscow will continue with the specially curated exhibition of private loans Collector’s Eye and the Off white charity auction in benefit of the Naked Heart Foundation, supported by Christie’s, as well as Cosmoscow Talks and Cosmoscow Kids projects. Cosmoscow close circle of likeminded individuals include major international art world figures. Fair’s Advisory Board includes Dilyara Allakhverdova, Antoine Arnault and Natalia Vodianova, Olga Vashchilina, Teresa Mavica and Vasili Tsereteli. In 2016 the Board was joined by Ekaterina and Vladimir Semenikhin.