From Soviet to Global Underground


This lecture includes several major periods of artistic work and life of Valera & Natasha Cherkashin from 1962 up to our time.

1960's to 1980's. Valera's self posing and first art happenings in Kharkov, Ukraine. Studying the theory and practice of visual art.

1980 - 1990. Beginning of the artistic work with photography and developing personal style. 

1990 - 1995. Beginning of Perestroika and project The End of Soviet Epoch. Work with the cultural heritage of the USSR: the Moscow subway, the Exhibition of Economic Achievements, the Stalin skyscrapers and the mythology of that time.

(exhibitions, installations, art happenings in Moscow Underground).

1995-2000. Work with the cultural heritage of Europe and the United States. International project Mirages of Empires

1999-2000. Good-bye Favorite European Portraits: Hello Euro - an underwater exhibition in atrium pool of The World Bank Headquarters, Washington, DC. It was dedicated to the exchange of European currencies for Euro.

Since 2005 work on the project Global Underground. Digital art works and video art about subways of the World.

Since 2008 to present - work on several international projects: Monuments, Vibrations, Evolution of Chaos - Apocalypse and more...