Ilona–K Artspace gallery was founded in September 2020 in Moscow, Russia. It occupies the 2nd as well as the 40th floor of the Mercury City Tower. The gallery’s founder Ilona Kesaeva is a graduate of London School of Economics and Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Ilona is the daughter of Stella Kesaeva, a collector and philanthropist, who is, moreover, the founder and president of the Stella Art Foundation. Stella Kesaeva was appointed as a commissioner of the Russian pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2011, 2013 and 2015 by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
The gallery’s mission is to stimulate and expand public perception of contemporary art in Russia and make it accessible to both local and international community. It aims to support and promote a diverse array of the Russian artists worldwide and facilitate the cultural interaction between Russia and the rest of the globe. Ilona–K Artspace gallery values collaboration and dialogue and believes that it can make a powerful contribution to the contemporary art scene that is united by the common passion for art.
Artists presented at Cosmoscow 2021: Alexey Pankin, Ekaterina Seleznyova, Andrey Filippov.