Valera and Natasha Cherkashin

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“…Valera and Natasha work like sculptors: on an armature of historical structure, they drape layers of contemporary references. In a phrase: their images reveal the transparency of time…”

                                                –Steven Mansbach, Professor of the History of Twentieth-Century Art, 
                                                   University of Maryland, College Park

The Maya Brin Residency Program is pleased to welcome the Russian artists Valera and Natasha Cherkashin, who will be visiting the University of Maryland, College Park from October 16 to October 30, 2016.

The theme for this year's residency is Art into Public Spaces. The Cherkashins will participate in a one-day conference on "Art into Public Spaces" on October 28, will visit classes with lectures, and conduct workshops on creating collages and installations. All events are free to students and the public.

Cherkashins’ website:

Read articles about Cherkashins:

by Renay Elle Morris Valera and Natasha Cherkashin's Photographic Strengths Define an Era   

by Vivian Van Dijk The Cherkashins: The Art of Societal Changes

Read a book by Cherkashins Happenings, Actions, Art Performances 1962-2016 here