WINZAVOD contemporary art center
invites to the «START»

"START" will hold a portfolio review in Saint-Petersburg

Project “START” continues the series of portfolio review. On 15 November the project team and invited experts will meet with young artists in Saint-Petersburg on the site of the international cultural forum in the Central exhibition hall of “the arena”. Participation in portfolio review “Start” — it's an opportunity to get an expert evaluation from professionals in the field of contemporary art, to meet with the curator of the project, as well as the chance to be a contender for an exhibition at the contemporary art center WINZAVOD.

Solo exhibition — the best way for the artist to Express themselves. Each month, the “START” a young author starting his career in contemporary art. The project was opened with the names of such famous today by artists like Evgeny Antufiev, Aslan Gaisumov, Tatiana Akhmetgalieva, Tanya Panicker, Ivan Gorshkov and other.

Exit portfolio review — an important part of the program «Start». The project works with almost all regions of Russia. In season 2017/2018 at the forum presented their works artists from Krasnodar, Barnaul and Novosibirsk. The project is also actively developing its international direction. With the support of the “Start” the artists are involved in programs of the best international art-residences.

In the framework of portfolio review in Saint-Petersburg the experts will give a professional assessment of the participants ' projects and propose possible ways for their development. The best of the artists will be included in the shortlist for the “Start” and get the chance together with the curator to organize his first solo exhibition at the contemporary art center WINZAVOD.

as experts will act as curator of the project “START” season 2017/2018 Faith Trachtenberg, rector of Saint-Petersburg state academic Institute of painting, sculpture and architecture named after I. E. Repin Semyon Mikhailovsky, gallery owner, founder of Marina Gisich gallery, Marina Gisich, the first curator and the expert of the project “START” Anastasia Shavlohova.

President of the Foundation for support of contemporary art WINZAVOD Sofia Trotsenko: “We welcome the opportunity to meet with young artists in Saint-Petersburg during the international cultural forum, which annually brings together leading experts in the field of culture from around the world. Specifically for this portfolio review, we have expanded the list of experts and invited our partners, are active in educational and exhibition activities in St. Petersburg».

Curator of the season 2017/2018 Faith Trachtenberg: “the Cultural forum in Saint-Petersburg, — a great opportunity to present to the public the opportunities and the specifics of the project SRC WINERY “START”. Participation in portfolio review will allow me as a curator to meet artists from St. Petersburg and not only to discuss with the experts of their work and give helpful advice”.


November 15, 19:00 — 22:00

Portfolio review project SRC WINERY “START”

Playground: Central hall “the arena”


Projects on the portfolio review can be submitted to participate  in the original, in the printed or shown from your laptop. Limitation on the number of works from one participant.



Faith Trachtenberg — the curator of the season 2017/2018 project SRC WINERY “START”, art historian, curator, lecturer at British Higher School of Design.

Simon Michael — the rector of the State academic Institute of painting, sculpture and architecture. Repin, a member-correspondent of the Russian Academy of arts, member of the Council under RF President on culture and art and Council for culture under the Governor of St. Petersburg.

Marina Gisich — gallerist, founder of the gallery of Marina Gisich.

Anastasia Shavlohova — the expert and first curator of the project “START”, curator of the project “Philosophical club Brewery" of the curator of the exhibition projects.