Russian collective Where Dogs Run has been selected for this year’s edition of Present Continuous, the V-A-C / M HKA Acquisition Programme. The artists shortlisted this year were The Agency of Singular Investigations (Stanislav Shuripa, Anna Titova), Dimitri Venkov, Ivan Gorshkov, Where Dogs Run and Valia Fetisov. A jury consisting of V-A-C Director Teresa Iarocci Mavica, M HKA Director Bart De Baere and guest jury member Defne Ayas, Director of the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Netherlands, chose the work of Where Dogs Run, which will go to the M HKA collection.

V-A-C Live returns to Whitechapel Gallery for the second year in their joint performance series with the world premier of a new performance by acclaimed mid career Russian artist Vadim Zakharov.

Renowned Russian artist Vadim Zakharov (b. 1959, Tajikistan) presents an evening of exhilarating and subversive performance taking inspiration from the book Incomplete & Utter History of Classical Music, by Stephen Fry. From composer Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka (1911) to Marcel Duchamp’s Bottle Rack (1914), Zakharov conceives a humorous journey across time and history, old and new, tradition and contemporaneity.


V-A-C Live is a performance led platform of the V-A-C Foundation.

Sasha Pirogova has been selected for Present Continuous, V-A-C/M HKA Acquisition Programme 2016. A jury consisting of V-A-C Director Teresa Iarocci Mavica, M HKA Director Bart De Baere and guest jury member Katerina Koskina, Director of EMST, chose Pirogova whose work will go to the M HKA collection.

Geometry of Now, curated by Mark Fell, GES-2, Moscow. V-A-C Live launches its future Moscow home with an investigation of sound through site-specific interventions in the space of the former GES-2 power station. 20-27 February 2017.

V-A-C Foundation and Whitechapel Gallery present Cabaret Kultura, three evenings of experimental performance which take inspiration from the history of cabaret and avant-garde theatre of early 20th Century Russia.

New Museum, New York, Anri Sala: Answer Me, 2 Feb. – 10 April 2016. Performance support provided by the V-A-C Foundation.

Founding Partner of the Whitechapel Gallery’s Future Fund. The Future Fund was established to support the commission and creation of new art at the Gallery (from 2015).

Donorship of the 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2015).

Second year of the Collecting Young Russian Art, V-A-C / M HKA scheme, set up to support the new generation of artists in Russia and to open up Russian contemporary art to the wider world. Jury: Teresa Iarocci Mavica, Bart de Baere and Vasif Kortun. MEL SPACE, Moscow, 21 October 2015.

Art Institute of Chicago, Jean-Luc Mylayne, C 16 April 1987, Small Chapel for One Person or at Most a Couple (1987), a public project for the Millennium Park Lurie Garden in 2015, realised in collaboration with V-A-C Foundation.

Donorship of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2014).

Collecting Young Russian Art, V-A-C / M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp: a new annual scheme set up to support the new generations of artists living and working in Russia. Artists are nominated and shortlisted by an international jury, with the winning artist’s work going to the M HKA Collection. Curated by Yulia Aksenova, Katerina Chuchalina, Ekaterina Inozemtseva, Andrey Parshikov and Elena Yaichnikova. Cosmoscow, Moscow, 18 September 2014.

Donorship of the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2013).

A three year collaboration with Tate on the appointment of two new curators for their Russian collection and Acquisition Fund, 2015-2018.

Donorship of Manifesta 10, Saint Petersburg (Russia), 2014.

Production of Monumenta 2014 Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: The Strange City, Grand Palais, Paris (France), 2014.

Production of Pawel Althamer: The Neighbours, New Museum, New York (USA), 2014.

Restoration of the Imperial Rooms (Le Stanze di Sissi) inside the Museo Correr, Venice (Italy), 2013.

Production of Kendell Geers’ work Monument (Fired Up), commissioned for Manifesta 9, Genk (Belgium), 2012.

Production of Alexandra Sukhareva’s work Being the Mother is the Bone, commissioned for Documenta (13), Kassel (Germany), 2012.

Production of Carsten Höller’s: Experience, New Museum, New York (USA), 2011/12.