Participant Profile

Artem Loskutov

Public Art

Artem Loskutov is well-known throughout Russia as the founder of the unique May Day happening, Monstration, which invites the public to take to the streets with humorous, often absurd signs and slogans. The goal of a Monstration is to shake up a boring political procession and to have fun.  In 2004, Artem and other members of the group CAT (Contemporary Art Terrorism) organized the first May Day happening Monstration in Novosibirsk. In 2007, after the breakup of CAT, he founded the group Kiss My Babushka, of which he was a member until 2014. Since 2012, he has been a member of the working group of the Media Impact Festival of Activist Art. He was awarded the Innovation Prize, the Russian Contemporary Visual Art Award, for Monstration in 2010. For his residency in the US, Artem wants to spend time participating in an arts and activists organization that encourages citizens resistance and response to oppressing and unfair principles.