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Born in Kazan, Maria Lezhnina`s experience is particularly diverse, falling between landscape research projects, teaching knowledge of space to the children with the Finnish school ARKKI, and working for design practices in Switzerland, Italy, and Taiwan. This interdisciplinary background has triggered her interest in cross cultural reading of space. Indeed, today, her work aims at altering perception of environment, either through reflexive physicality or unusual architectural structure, being characterized by a deep-rooted interest in the relationship between architecture, landscape, and human perception. While her work has been exhibited in various venues, mainly Taiwan, China, Switzerland, and Italy, currently she is working on various large scale public art projects in Taiwan.

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recent exhibitions: 

2023 Forms of Arrangement 佈局, IT Park, Taipei - solo exhibition

2023 Marble is a state of matter, Jiaruen, Taipei - solo exhibition

2022 The 31st Anniversary Group Exhibition - 
Encounter, light infiltrates slowly into the cornea
, Galerie Pierre, Taichung - group exhibition

2021 Artist in Residency Program Exhibition, Taitung Art Museum, Taitung

2021 Something about Fuzhong, curated by Xue Xue Foundation - group exhibition

2020 Starry Winter Night, 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, as part of parallel program at Art 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 and grants:

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

2011 Grant of President of Tatarstan Republic, Kazan

2010 Grant of Kazan Mayor in the field of Architecture, Kazan


2023 California1Taiwan, Yilan

2021 Taitung Art Museum, Taitung

2019 Lishui Artist Village residency, Art35 Hotel, Zhejiang Province

public art:

2023 Aurora Crypto, Noke Mall, Taipei (together with Bias Architects)

2022 Temple square, Keelung (together with Bias Architects)


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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Currently on view at The Studio.

Public Art Proposal for National Palace Museum, South branch, invited competition.

The proposal is a mound of indigenous flowers, inspired by the colors and shapes of Tang Dynasty landscape painting and more in general Chinese fine arts. The landscape and flower colors will be constantly changing over seasons, providing a sense of time and constant novelty to the experience of the public art. An hypogeum space with a window to the sky also elaborate on the passage of time and the seasons, therefore creating a land art piece that engage viewer through many temporalities and perspectives.

Opening Public Art Project - Aurora Ice Rink, in Noke Mall, Taipei Together with BIAS Architects.

Surveying the installation of my artwork :)
Some of my works are at「嘉潤一御」one of new projects of「嘉潤建設」

2023.02.11 - 2023.02.26
Solo exhibition `Forms of Arrangement` at IT Park. Opening  2.11 (Sat) 15:00 - 19:00

2021.12.03 - 2022.02.12
Currently on view at Galerie Pierre in Taichung, alongside Tsong Pu, Jun T. Lai, Lin Hong Wen, Wu Yiqian, Mia Liu, Hsu Ting, Jui-Chien Hsu, curated by Chang Lihao. 臻品31週年展覽主題『邂逅,緩慢滲入視角的光』,以藝術家經由光的運用與作品和空間的關係,形成豐富的視覺表現。本次展覽委請知名策展人-張禮豪先生策畫,共邀請了8位藝術家共同展出。

Augmented Reality Workshop for kids will be held at Taitung Art Museum on November 26, as part of my residency program.

2021.10. 30
During the residency in Taitung Art Museum, i developed an Augmented Reality artwork, which can be seen at museum courtyard, through your smartphone.


Two architecture workshop for kids about facades will be held as part of `Something about Fuzhong` project

more info >>> https://zh-tw.facebook.com/xuexuefoundation/posts/4121617184582196


Happy to share that my new project developed for Xue Xue Foundation opens tomorrow 💙
`Something about Fuzhong’ is my new exhibition project about continuity, relationships and environmental aesthetics of private and public space in Taiwanese culture, composed by an installation, a photographic large size book, a documentary, and two workshops.

Some of my works will be part of group exhibition at 嘉俬房& other Art thing 繁星冬夜 Starry Winter Night 展期2020.12.01 - 2021.01.12
more info >> https://artemperor.tw/tidbits/10736

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 11th august - 12th september more info >> https://artemperor.tw/tidbits/10301

36 Hours of Artist`s Cinemas at TCAC
my video `suspensions` will be screened during the first weekend
more info >> 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 
related video >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQRP1tG7Fs4

Was happy to contribute to the exhibition ‘茶香流動’ at Xinfangchun Tea Shop, Dadaocheng. An old factory exhibition presenting the changing smell during the oxidation process of tea. https://www.huashan1914.com/w/sinhongchoon/exhibition_20091111111640282


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 ✌🏻
more info >> https://www.facebook.com/events/648653749215480/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1583426193420125

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 Radio
Time: 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
more info >> https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/rfThn3aaL3XrFz_i4L_X7Q


Exhibition and live radio together with Yenyi Lee at Taipei Art Book Fair https://soundcloud.com/everythinggrowseverywhere


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,
as part of parallel program at Art Basel 2019 https://soundcloud.com/everythinggrowseverywhere


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

Wonderfotoday 2019, I received Pahparn Sirima Award!


Made In Taipei photography competition
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


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


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


`IN BALANCE: Taiwan - Sicily` exhibitionExhibition 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
#read more

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
more info
>>> http://www.jutfoundation.org.tw/news/11/1159

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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