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Born in Russia, Maria Lezhnina`s experience is particularly diverse, falling between research projects for the Swiss landscape to an exhibition at the Italian National Museum of 21st Century Arts on the impact of new energysystems, then teaching architecture and knowledge of space to the children with the Finnish school ARKKI, and working for design practices in Moscow (Russia), Mendrisio (Switzerland), Genova, Milan (Italy), Baku (Azerbaijan), and Taipei (Taiwan). This interdisciplinary background, as well as exposure to different cultures, has finally raised her interest in photography and the visual arts. Interested in the atmospheric, gaseous, and liquid aspects of reality that inform the aesthetic experience of vision, Maria Lezhnina is today a visual artist, too, working with photography, books, and other visual media. While she has been exhibited in Taiwan, Japan, Italy, Switzerland and China, her most famous series, untitled climates investigates new ways of landscape photography, elaborating on climate as what defines the landscape. Today she is also lecturer at Huafan University, while she has been previously involved in didactic activities at Shih Chien University, Taipei.

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recent exhibitions: 

2020 - 2021 繁星冬夜 Starry Winter Night at 嘉俬房 & other Art things, Taipei - group exhibition

2020 戀戀仲夏 Summer of love at 嘉俬房 & other Art things, Taipei - solo exhibition

2020 36 hours of artist`s cinemas, 台北當代藝術中心 Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei - screening

2020 茶香流動, Xinfangchun Tea Shop Dadaocheng, Taipei - installation 

2020《氣候. 無名》瑪莉.利茲尼娜攝影發表 (已額滿) curated by FLOW at Understory, Taipei - solo exhibition

2020 曠野 Through the wildness, Jing Lü Art Gallery, Taipei - group exhibition

2019 人的星球 The Planet of Human, Lishui International Photography Festival, Art 35, Lishui - group exhibition

2019 Taipei Art Book Fair, Taipei - fair

2019 Contemporary Photography & Video Art Salon, Auction Center, Taipei - group exhibition

2019 I Never Read Basel, Kaserne, Basel - fair

2019 臺灣文博會 On the Move, Taiwan Creative Expo, Taipei - key visuals

2018 台北製造 / Made in Taipei, Onfoto Gallery, Taipei - group exhibition

2018 In Balance - Taiwan, Hua Nan Commercial Bank Corporate Plaza Lobby, Taipei - group exhibition

2018 In Balance - Italy, Torre di Ligny, Trapani / Palazzo Borromeo, Cesano Maderno - group exhibition
- group exhibition

2018 草山氛—土與空氣的詩 / Air&Clay, URS27M, Taipei - solo exhibition

2018 The City is Tapestry, Umkt - JUT Foundation for the Arts and Architecture, Taipei - group exhibition

2017 Unknown Asia photography exhibition, DMO Arts gallery, Osaka - group exhibition

2017 アンノウン・アジアの写真 Unknown Asia Art Exchange, Herbis Hall, Osaka - fair

2017 Independent Tokyo, Hulic Hall, Tokyo - fair

2017 Wonderfotoday Awards 2017 exhibition, G.Gallery, Taipei - group exhibition

2017 Wonderfotoday, Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Taipei - fair

awards / residency:

2019 Lishui Artist Village residency, Art35 Hotel, Zhejiang Province

2019 Pahparn Sirima Chaipreechawit Award, Wonderfotoday, Taipei

2017 Ryoko Kodo Award, Independent Tokyo, Tokyo

2017 Ishibashi Koki Award, Independent Tokyo, Tokyo

2017 Yoshihiro Taniguchi Award, Wonderfotoday, Taipei


2019 Islands / In Balance, List Lab, Barcelona - exhibition catalog

2018 Photography is Art Magazine 4, Hong Kong - review

2018 The City is Tapestry, JUT Foundation U-mrkt, Taipei - exhibition catalog

2017 Unknown Asia Photography, DMO Arts, Osaka
- exhibition catalog

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The City Beyond Architecture Book is finally published! Glad to have contributed to it with several visual essays about the work of Huang Sheng Yuan and Fieldoffice. More info >> https://www.listlab.eu/en/catalogo/libri/serie-meridiano-120/the-city-beyond-architecture/

Solo exhibition at 嘉俬房 & other Art things 
Summer of Love 戀戀仲夏 11th august - 12th september

36 Hours of Artist`s Cinemas at TCAC My Video Suspensions will be screened during the first weekend, more info at https://www.tcac.tw/2020-06-01-07-12-the-tenth-anniversary-of-tcac-transient-response-feedback-unit-1/

Kids workshops, Huafan University Summer Camp, Taipei, Taiwan This year I will hold various activities to let children of Taipei understanding a bit better the space where we live. I first started teaching architecture to the children in @i2a.architettura in Switzerland. I think teaching to kids is a contribution that creative professionals can do to our society! Registration to the series of workshops is available on accupass  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQRP1tG7Fs4

Tea Wave 茶香流動 installation for exhibition


Artist talk and Pop-up exhibition at Understory. Next Sunday during the presentation of new issue of HAGAI magazine and launch of FLOW art initiative, I will participate a talk with curator Yenyi Lee and showcase some of my works and stories behind, everyone is welcome to join ✌🏻

2020 《氣候 • 無名》瑪莉.利茲尼娜攝影發表



此外,我們也將帶來睽違已久的 HAGAI 花開 獨立藝文誌新刊 –《永續號》。 在3/8婦女節的下午,我們期待來自不同領域的觀眾,與我們一同激撞永續的多種可能。

🍋 Lemoncello, Live RadioTime: 01.15 (Wed.) 7:30-9:30pm
Venue: Taipei Contemporary Art Center
Presented by Yen Yi Lee and Maria Lezhnina

We found the transformation power in acidity, sourness, and the chemistry of cure.
The feeling of being reminded that change is the only thing stays the same, and stability can be found in movements by constantly adapting and changing. In this mixtape, we hope to bring you all kinds of twists and turns, sharing with you how many flavor, smell and texture of fruits have inspired creative act.

P.S. Bring your yoga mat!


My work will be part of group exhibition at Jing Lü Gallery, welcome to join!

Autumn-winter architecture studio final exhibition of design studio at Shih Chien University, that i instructed together with Alessandro Martinelli #see more

In China for Lishui international photography festival and Art35 residency


Live radio `everything grows everywhere #2` with Yenyi Lee and exhibition at Taipei Art Book Fair


On the Rise 
Interview with singapore art platform Artling


Part of Contemporary Photography & Video Art salon 
23-25 August, Auction Center, Taipei


How`s the weather?
Radio Show by Tzu Huan Lin & Campbell Watson
. Was happy to contribute to the talk #listen here

Exhibition and live radio show at I Never Read Art Book Fair Basel


Creative Expo Taiwan 臺灣文博會 key visual
Key Visual Artist for Taiwan expo of Culture, Culture on the Move #read more

Wonderfotoday 2019, I received Pahparn Sirima Award


Made In Taipei 
I am invitied to be one of the judge for Onfoto studio  photography competition about the Image of Taipei today #more info
+ installation for Onfoto studio

Image courtesy Onfoto studio


final exhibition of design studio at Shih Chien University, that i instructed together with Alessandro Martinelli #see more


`In bilico - Islands, Taiwan and Sicilia` The book is the catalog of the exhibition published by ListLab, available at Listlab.eu ISBN: 9788832080063


`IN BALANCE: Taiwan - Sicily`Exhibition was promoted by Ni-Ma.it together with Mgazzini del Arte Trapani and Group.G (groupg.org). It showcased 9 artists from Taiwan and 8 from Sicilia, the work of which elaborates on different aspects of their culture and landscape of reference.
Artists: Antonio Sammartano, Angelo Crazyone, Arcangelo Favata, Andrea Lombardo, Igor Scalisi Palminteri, Luca Mannino, Mimmo Palmizi, Max Robino, 吳政璋 Wu Cheng-Chang, 廖俊裕 Liao Chun-Yu, 姚瑞中 Yao Jui-Chung, 周慶輝 Chou Ching-Hui, 劉星佑 Liu Hsing-Yu, Maria Lezhnina, 鈴⽊貴, Takahiko Suzuki, 李吉祥 Lee Chi-Hsiang, 吳耿禎 Jam Wu


Air and Clay exhibition at URS27M, Taipei
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Dream House workshop at URS 27M, Taipei, Taiwan

10.03.2018 Sweet structures workshop at Songshan, Tabacco Factory, Taipei, Taiwan


PHOTOGRAPHY IS ART Magazine feature, Hong Kong


The City is Tapestry - An exhibition about the shape of the city today Wanhua district case-study. Curated by Alessandro Martinelli and CCU, U-Market, JUT Foundation for Arts and Architecture

Image courtesy Yoshihiro Taniguchi


Unknown Asia Photography ExhibitionCurated by Yoshihiro Taniguchi at DMOARTS gallery, Osaka
Artists: Evelyn Pritt, Hilarius Jason Pratana, Maria Lezhnina, Pam Virada Banjurtrungkajorn, Ray Tsuyumitsu, Yen Tzu-Sung


exhibiting at Unknown Asia art fair, Herbis hall, Osaka


Received two awards at Independent Tokyo art fair, from Ryoko Kodo and Ishibashi Koki!


`A climatic state of art` artist talk at G Gallery, Taipei
I received Yoshihiro Taniguchi award at Wonderfotoday art photography fair, awards exhibition will be held in G.Gallery, Taipei

Crescere con l`architettura, i2a, Vico Morcote, Switzerland

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