Marina Naprushkina is an artist, feminist and activist. Her diverse artistic practice includes video, performance, drawings, installation, and text. Naprushkina is mostly working outside of institutional spaces, in cooperation with communities and activist organizations. Naprushkina is focusing on creating new formats, structures, and organizations based on self-organization overlap in theory and practice.
2007 Naprushkina founded the Office for Anti Propaganda. It concentrates on power structures in nation-states. 2013 Naprushkina initiated the initiative Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit. The initiative grew up to one of the largest initiatives in Berlin and built up a strong community of people with and without migrant and refugee background. Naprushkina was awarded the ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture (2017) and the Sussmann Artist Award (2015). She participated a.o. at the Kyiv Biennale (2017), the 7th Berlin Biennale (2011), 11th International Istanbul Biennale (2009). Naprushkina teaches at the Universität der Künste Berlin.
Public projects and initiatives:
Neue Nachbarschaft /Moabit (New Neighborhood/Moabit) is a migrant based association, started as a self-organising community in 2013 the Berlin. Through the artistic practices the members create a social fabric that crosses boundaries in a participatory, non-paternalistic way and act against discrimination and marginalisation.
Moabit Mountain College brings academics and professional artists together with autodidacts and self-taught artists to make art and social engagement accessible to people from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.
Refugees‘ Library an archive on courtroom sketches dedicated to asylum and migration politics.
Беларусь//Институт Будущего (Belarus//The Institute of the Future): series of lectures and workshops dedicated to politic, art and feminism, held by artists and activists in Minsk, Belarus (2011).