Marta Shmatava

Artist (Belarus)
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About

Artist Marta Shmatava born February 15, 1965.
Live in Minsk, Belarus.
The painter.
Education:
1980-1984 - Minsk State Art College named after AK Glebov
1985-1991 - Belorussian Academy of Arts, Belarus.
Member of the Union of Artists of Belarus from 1989.

I work in the contemporary figurative style with elements of symbolism and surrealism.
A positive existentialism is my philosophy that I bring to the audience. My interests refer to a uniqueness of a human being, an individual. I am trying to work in a scale close to a human size in order to create more powerful and real-life-like communication with my viewers. In my art I am striving to create a new reality where the inner world of a human soul projects on to the outer world and shapes it.
I use the language of symbols. Symbolism in my art translates in to multiple messages and adds dimensions to the interpretation, as I am trying to avoid delivering one specific message.
In our world our souls can suffer from self -destruction, loneliness and stress. All these negative elements can be treated with light and creativity, and the transformation will follow .


Events:

 2019 East University Art Residence , Cyprus
 2017, March – Group exhibition of woman - artists " “PURE AND TAINTLESS”. (Curator and artist). National Center for Contemporary Art in Minsk.
 2014, March – curator and participant as artist of art of group exhibition of woman - artists "CLARA AND ROZA." (gender project). National Museum of Modern Art in Minsk.
 2005 – ART OF BELARUS – THE BRIDGE BETWEEN THE EAST AND THE WEST. Mobile Project Germany (Flensburg, Marn, Husum, Sylt, Bad Steben)
 2002, 2004 -party of mobile projects in the CFSP (Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Italy) "on April 26 to the light ...." dedicated to the Chernobyl tragedy.
 1996- Exhibition of women-artists. Russian Academy. Moscow. Prize of the Russian Union of Artists.
Museums and collections:
Paintings:

 Art Foundation of the Republic of Belarus.
 Corporate collection of Prior Bank, Belarus.
 Corporate collectionof Bank Moskva-Minsk, Belarus
 Collection of Museum in Bragin, Belarus
 Collection of Cyprus Museum of Modern Art
 Private collections in Belarus, Russia, Netherlands, Germany, USA, France, UAE, Belgium, Turkey, Spain, Poland.


Graphic arts:
 Collections of the National Art Museum of Belarus;
 Museum of Maxim Bogdanovich (Minsk, Belarus);
 Grafik Museum Stiftung Schreiner (Bad Steuben, Germany).


EXHIBITIONS
Solo:
2018 - METAPHORS OF LIGHT. Gallery "Mastatstva". Minsk. Belarus
2017 -COLORS, WORLDS, SPACES. Gallery "U Maystra", Grodno, Belarus
2017 -PEOPLE ARE BORN CLEAN. National Center for Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus
2017 –RELATIONSHIPS WITH ONESELF. National Center for Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus
2015- MARTA SHMATAVA and PAUL ROUWETTTE. OOCKER Galerie, Heusden, the Netherlands
2015 -"AWAYFROM THE BUSTLE"Salon LUX. Curator - Dr. René M. Schröder, Honorary Consul of Republic Belarus in Hamburg. With help of "Freiwilligen Börse Hamburg", Germany.
2014 -"WORLDS - TIMES - DIMENSIONS" (2014, November). GALERIE ATELIER III, Barmstedt, Germany
2010 – FARBE. LICHT.GLEICHKLAND. Gallery “Arthaus Genzel”, Wetzlar, Germany (with Laima Puntule, Latvia, together)
2007 – Gallery PICTURA AETERNA, Brussel, Belgium
2007 (September) – OOCKER Galerie, Heusden, The Netherlands
2006(April) – OOCKER Galerie, Heusden, the Netherlands
2003 – Cultural Centre in Bois D’Arcy, France
1989, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2010 – Minsk, Belarus.



Selected Group Exhibitions:
2020 - international project of women artists «Enough», Chagall Museum, Vitebsk, Belarus. Curator - Victoria Krupskaya.
2019 - Cyprus Museum of Modern Art
2019 - VII BIENNALE OF PAINTING, DRAWINGAND SCULPTURE. Republican national gallery "Palace of Arts". Minsk, Belarus
2019 - LABYRINTH -2 (painting).Republican national gallery "Palace of Arts". Minsk, Belarus.
2018 - VI BIENNALE OF PAINTING, DRAWINGAND SCULPTURE. Republican national gallery "Palace of Arts". Minsk, Belarus
2018 - "ART MINSK – 2018". Republican National Gallery "Palace of Arts ", National Museum of modern art. Minsk. Belarus.
2018 - HUMAN AND HUMAN 2. Polotsk. Museum of Polotsk. Belarus.
2018 -VOYAGE, VOYAGE, Republican art gallery "Palace of Arts ", Minsk, Belarus
2018 - ARTEFACT GAMES. Group - 4 artists. To the Belarusian Chess Championship.National History Museum, Minsk, Belarus.
2017 – SITY. Republican national gallery "Palace of Arts". Minsk, Belarus
2017 – ALL WORLD IS THEATRE. Gallery Savitcky, Minsk, Belarus
2017- THE SMELLS OF LIFE. Gallery "House of paintings", Minsk, Belarus
2017 - DEDICATION TO THE THEATER. Sed Arte Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2017 -PURE AND TAINTLESS. Group of woman-artists (11) National Center for Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus
2017 – HUMAN AND HUMAN. National Center for Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus
2016 - V BIENNALE OF PAINTING, DRAWINGAND SCULPTURE. Republican national
Gallery "Palace of Arts". Minsk, Belarus
2016 – Exhibition of Belarusian woman-artists. Gallery "Art". Minsk, Belarus.
2015 - "POLONAISE". Dedicated to the 250th anniversary of the composer M. Oginski. Republican national gallery "Palace of Arts". Minsk, Belarus.
2015– IV BIENNALE OF PAINTING, DRAWINGAND SCULPTURE. Republican national
gallery"Palace of Arts". Minsk, Belarus.
2015 –LABYRINTH -1 (painting).Republican national gallery "Palace of Arts". Minsk, Belarus.
2014, 2015–"FLOWERS", Gallery '' Labyrinth '', Belarusian National Library, Minsk, Belarus
2014 – CLARA AND ROZA – Group (7+1). Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus. (Curator and artist)
2013 – "PROJECT" (painting). Republican national gallery "Palace of Arts". Minsk, Belarus.
2013 – III BIENNALE OF PAINTING, DRAWINGAND SCULPTURE. Republican national gallery "Palace of Arts". Minsk, Belarus.
2012 – PARALLEL COMMUNICATIONS. Group (7). Minsk Belarus
2012 – ONCE AGAIN ABOUT LOVE. Group (5) Sed Arte Gallery. Tallinn, Estonia
2011 – SUBJECTIVE REALISM. Republican national gallery "Palace of Arts". Minsk, Belarus.
2011 – BELORUSSIAN STILL-LIFE. Republican national gallery "Palace of Arts". Minsk, Belarus.
2010 – 2014 – ART-STEP (annual exhibition). Gallery '' Labyrinth ''. Belarusian National Library, Minsk, Belarus
2010 – REALISME. Oockergallerie, Heusden, The Netherland
2010 – BIOSPHERE. Under the auspices of the UN Office in Belarus.Republican gallery "University of culture". Minsk, Belarus
2010 – LANDSCAPE. Republican national gallery "Palace of Arts".Minsk, Belarus
2010 – STILL-LIFE . Gallery '' Labyrinth '', Belarusian National Library, Minsk, Belarus
2010 – Painting. (On the 70th anniversary of Belarusian artist V.F. Sumarev).National Museum of Belarus, Minsk
2009 – BABY BOOM! Under the auspices of the UN Office in Belarus.Gallery “University of culture”. Minsk, Belarus
2008-2010– NEVSKA GALLERY. San Francisco. USA
2007 - THE WORLD OF WOMEN (4 artists-women). National Museum of Belarus, Minsk.
2007 – BELARUS 2. Grafik Museum Stiftung Schreiner, Bad Steben, Germany
2006 – 2014 – Gallery OOCKER, Heusden, The Netherlands
2005 – ART OF BELARUS – THE BRIDGE BETWEEN THE EAST AND THE WEST. Mobile Project Germany (Flensburg, Marn, Husum, Sylt)
2005 – “BELARUS” ,Grafik Museum Stiftung Schreiner, Bad Steben, Germany
2005 – GalleryGODA. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2004 – APRIL, 26TH…TOWARD THE LIGHT Mobile art exhibition. Italy (more than 15 cities).
2004 – 2005 – Walls Gallery. Amsterdam, Netherlands
2003 – ART OF BELARUS. Never, France
2002 – Art Centre . Delft, Netherlands
2002 – APRIL, 26TH…TOWARD THE LIGHT.Mobile Belarusian art-project.Europarlament, Brussels, Belgium. Headquarters MAGATE, Austria. Palace of Nations, Geneva, Switzerland)
2002 – Art Centre Portet-Syr-Garonne, France
2000 – Belarussian Art. Mobile project.Europarlament. Building of NATO, Brussels, Belgium
2000 – ARTISTIC DYNASTY. Palace of Arts, Minsk, Belarus
1999- Group exhibition. Munster, Germany
1996- Exhibition of women-artists. Russian Academy. Moscow. Prizeof the Russian Union of Artists.
1995 – Belorussian art (for artists).Central House Of Artist, Moscow, Russia
1994 – Exhibition of Belarusian Visual Arts. Bonn, Germany