Participant Profile

No Excuse Group


No Excuse is a group of artists from Omsk made up of Maria Rybka, Yuriy Kuzmenko, and Masha Alexandrova. The group engages in flexible healthy living, regular feasting, guerilla gardening, and audio wanderings open to all, rethinking and reappropriating folk holidays. Masha and Maria are graduates of the School of Engaged Art (St. Petersburg); Masha is studying Contemporary Transmedia Art Practice at the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia online; and Yuriy and Maria are graduates of Event School of Photography in Omsk.

During the pandemic, the collective established an international online artist residency, Omsky Sanatorium. They have shown work at the 2nd Zheleznogorsk Biennale (The Land of Oz), the inclusive art exhibition The Art of Being in Vyksa (their Roadside Weeds Neighboring Travel Bureau), and Art Propaganda (at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts/National Center for Contemporary Art Ekaterinburg).