Marfa Vasilieva

Ukrainian artist, born in USSR, grew up in an independent Ukraine and at the age of 27 moved to Amsterdam. Creator and developer of a patented methodology of work with women «Photo-therapy as a means of female self-cognition», rising of self-esteem, disclosure of femininity and sexuality through photography. The project was initiated in 2011.


2003-2008    International marketing and advertising, Interregional Academy of Personnel Management. Master Degree.

2005-2019    Self-taught artist, photographer, painter, illustrator, photo-therapist.

2016    Human Academy L’ecole Japonaise De Manga, Anime, MANGA Summer School in Angouleme

2017    Atelier of Yoshiyasu Tamura, studying drawing and painting technics. Mixed technique of Japanese and Italian traditional painting. Gunma, Japan 


2006   “Collage/DE collage” with Alina Kapitsa, Kiev, art saloon “Time”.

2007   Display of photographs, Kiev, gallery “Baboon”.

2012    Exhibition “Shamans”, Kiev.

2013    “Fairy Tales”, display of paintings – R.U.A., Bijlmer, Amsterdam

2014    “7 Madonnas of Maydan” online-exhibition about revolution in Ukraine.

2015    CLOUD PHOTO GROUP SHOW, Cloud Gallery, Amsterdam.

2015    Art Zaanstad, Art Fair, represented 3 photos in collaboration with Nissim Men, Zaandam –

2016    Takamagaraproject, photo project made in collaboration with Japanese painter Yoshiyasu Tamura, photos were represented in July at FUMA CONTEMPORARY TOKYO – BUNKYO ART on the exhibition IKON-TAKT, Tokyo, Japan –

2016    Colorful Universes – photo exhibition, September – Amsterdam.

2017    Takamagaraproject– photo project made in collaboration with Japanese painter Yoshiyasu Tamura, NAKANOJO Biennale, Gunma, Japan.

2017    Marfa’s World – exhibition of drawings, music and poetry in Japan, Gunma.  


2017    TAKARAZUKA University in Tokio, Lecture: “how to create our value and branding in the international art world in the future. Japan.


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