Maria Safronova was born in 1979 in the city of Rzhev, Tver region. In 2003 she graduated from the Surikov Moscow State Academic Art Institute, in 2011 - the Institute of Contemporary Art and the School of Contemporary Art «Free Workshops». She became the scholar of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation in 2003.

Included in the Top 100 recognized artists of Russia according to InArt.

In 2017, 2018 included in the Russian investment art rating 49ART, representing outstanding contemporary artists under the age of 50 years.

2012 - Finalist of Kandinsky Prize, 2014,2017 - nominee

2016 - Curator’s Choice at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts annual summer auction 2016, Boston, MA, USA

2015 - Winner of Sergey Kurekhin Prize  in the nomination “For the Best Work of Visual Art”.

The works of Maria Safronova are in the collections of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Moscow, Russia), the Erarta Museum and Gallery of contemporary art (St. Petersburg, Russia), the Sergey Kuryokhin Modern Art Center (St. Petersburg, Russia), The Museum of Chinese Women and Children (Beijing, China), as well as in a variety of private collections in Russia and abroad.


Personal  exhibition:

2018 - “Experimental field” Gallery 21, Winzavod, Moscow 

2017 - “Tour of Duty”  VLADEY, Winzavod, Moscow 

2017 - “Past & Present” HausOf Culture, Rzew

2016 - “Total Pivate“  MMOMA, Moscow

2015 - “The Game of General View” Triumph Gallery,Moscow

2015 - “SUBTITRES” Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, parallel program of the

             6th Moscow Biennale of Modern Art ,Moscow

2013 - “Daily Routine”, MMOMA ,Moscow 

2011 - “Habitat“  , Museum Erarta, Sankt- Peterburg


Selected exchibition:

2018 - “R_E_Volution” Motorenhalle, Dresden, Germany

2018 - “Russia. Realism. XXI century » Russian Museum, State Museum of Fine Arts of the Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan

2018 - Second Novosibirsk International Triennial of Graphics, Novosibirsk Art Museum, Novosibirsk

2018 - "The Noise of Time" -National Gallery of Komi, Syktyvkar

2018 - “18 +/- voluntary self – discipline”  Museum of Moscow

2018 - “At the edges“  VDNH, Pavilion «Optics» Moscow

2018 - “Disciplinary spaces” Museum Erarta, Sankt- Peterburg

2018 - “Сarefully Kids!”    The Museum of St. Petersburg Art (20th–21st centuries) ,  Sankt- Peterburg

2018 - “Perfect age” Special project «Focus» of the 6th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art, MOMMA, Moscow

2017 - “Breugel. Inverted world” Artplay, Moscow  “The satellite over Monchegorsk”MOMMA,

             The Center of Culture,  Monchegorsk

2016 - Curator’s Choice” Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, U,S.A.,)

2016 - “Look at this world” The Museum of Chinese Women and Children ,Beijing, China

2016 - “19/92 From the Beginning”, MMOMA, Moscow, Sergey Kurekhin Prize (2015)

             Sergey Kurekhin Center for Modern Art,  St. Petersburg

2015 - “New Narrators in Russian Art of the 20th – 21st century”, Russian State Museum (St. Petersburg)

2014 - “Don’t you know who I am?”, M NKA  Museum van HedendaagseKunst ,Antwerp, Belgium

2014 - “Exhibition of the Nominees for Kandinsky Prize”, “Udarnik” cinema house Moscow

2013 - “The Study of Researches”, MMOMA Moscow

2012 - “The Rejected Reality” Artplay, parallel project of the 3rd Biennale of Young Art Moscow

2012 - “Unfinished Analysis”, strategic project of the 3rd Biennale of Young Art Moscow

2012 - "The Rejected Reality" Artplay parallel project 3rd Youth Biennale Moscow 

2012 - "Inconclusive analysis" strategic project - third of the Youth Biennale Moscow 

2012 - "Friend or foe" Project Factory , a parallel project 3rd Youth Biennale Moscow 

2012 - "Student Art Promt" Artplay  Moscow 

2012 - "Today / Tomorrow" MMoMA , Moscow

2011 - "Mapping the possible" Central House of Artists Moscow 

2011 - "Impossible Community" MMoMA Moscow 

2010 - "On the contrary " Winzavod,Moscow Moscow