My name is Nazar, I am the coordinator and the hospitality manager of SPAR. For several years I have been helping residents in adjusting and establishment of the creative work in St. Petersburg. Also, I coordinate art exhibitions of residents.
I study art history and museum management, but cultural institutions in Russia have been closed to the public for almost a month. No projecting, no openings. Art is available only at home while I am painting and in web when I am working.
The pandemic has finally moved us into the strange territory of code, at least for a while. And the SPAR Virtual residency is my personal resistant to the new isolationism and “closing the borders”.