a-s-t-r-a is a gallery project created by Alina Kryukova in 2018 to promote art among a new generation of connoisseurs and popularize collecting as an integral part of the lifestyle of a modern person.
a-s-t-r-a is a combination of online sales and offline events aimed at attracting new participants to the art market through a series of exhibition and educational projects.
Conceived as a comfortable entry point for novice collectors, a-s-t-r-a during 2018 functioned as an online platform for the acquisition of affordable art, at the end of 2019 it already represented Russian artists at an international fair in Miami, in March 2020 it became the first Russian gallery to take part in SpringBreak ArtShow in New York, and in August 2020 the only Russian gallery to participate in the Enter Art Fair in Copenhagen, Denmark.
In September 2020, a-s-t-r-a took part in the Cosmoscow contemporary art fair, Moscow, Russia, with a solo stand, and also presented the project separately as part of the Moscow Government stand «20. Made in Moscow».
Since October 2020 a-s-t-r-a is a member of The Association of galleries of Russia.
Artists presented at Cosmoscow 2021: Dima Hunzelweg, Oksana Mas, Maria Agureeva, Dishon Yuldash.