Marina Naprushkina (*1981, Minsk) is a political feminist artist and activist. Her diverse artistic practice includes video, performance, drawings, installation, and text. Her work engages with current political and social issues.
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.
2007 Naprushkina founded the Office for Anti Propaganda. It concentrates on power structures in nation-states, often making use of nonfiction material such as propaganda issued by governmental institutions. Started as an archive on political propaganda the „Office“ drifted to a political platform. In cooperation with activists and cultural makers, Office for Anti Propaganda lounges and supports political campaigns, social projects, publishes underground newspapers.
2013 Naprushkina initiated the initiative „Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit“. The initiative grew up to one of the largest initiatives in Berlin and build 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). Since 2016 Naprushkina is lecturer at *foundationClass, Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee in Berlin.
Public projects and initiatives:
Neue Nachbarschaft //Moabit (New neighborhood//Moabit)
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).