Drawing Biennial 2019

Exhibition & online fundraising auction of over 200 unique works on paper

Exhibition: 20 February – 26 March · Auction: 11 March 10am – 26 March 9.30pm


Margarita Gluzberg

Lost Friend

Year 2018
Medium Graphite pencil on paper
Dimensions 29.8 x 21.1 cm
Bidding Open Mon 11 March, 2019 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

About the work:

This drawing is part of a body of work which focuses on Soviet children’s iconography, meshed with autobiography and fiction.  

About the artist:

Born 1968 Moscow, Margarita Gluzberg lives and works in London. Graduated from BA Fine Art, Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford (1990); and MA Painting, Royal College of Art (2012).

Gluzberg's practice ranges from painting and drawing, to performance, sound installation and slide projection.

Her works are held in public and private collections including UBS, London; David Teiger, New York; and Royal College of Art, London.

Selected solo exhibitions include In Paradise, Pushkin House, London (2019); For Children Not For Children, Filet Space, London (2018); Black Friday, 4COSE, London (2015); Avenue des Gobelins, Paradise Row, London (2012); Phonographicon, Zonca&Zonca, Milan (2011); and Captive Bird Society, Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin (2009). Selected group exhibitions include 100NHSRooms, Vital Arts, Barts Hospital, London (2020); Me Myself and I, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London (2020); Double Take, Drawing Room, London and The Photographer’s Gallery, London (2016); Jerwood Drawing Prize, UK touring exhibition (2012); Distance & Sensibility, Calvert 22, London (2010); Peeping Tom, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort (2010); Natural Wonders, New Art From London, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow (2009); and Passed As Present, York Art Gallery (2008). Selected live works include Actual Song of the Canary Bird, performance, Artangel commission for Slow Dans, London (2020); КОСТИ, Rock On Bones, performance-installation, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill (2016); Captive Bird Society, Wysing Art and Music Festival, Wysing Arts Centre (2014); Captive Bird Society, Nuit Blanche contemporary art programme, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (2009); and Captive Bird Society, MAC/VAL - Musée d'art Contemporain du Val- de-Marne, Paris (2009).

Awards include Wellcome Trust Arts Award (2016); Wingate Scholarship in Fine Art, British School, Rome (2004); and Arts Council England Award (2004). Residencies include British School, Rome (2004).