The Kovcheg Gallery appeared on the map of Moscow art life in 1988. This is, first of all, the author's curatorial project of like-minded colleagues — regardless of the organizational and legal forms that have replaced each other for three and a half decades. The gallery works with the creative legacies of Russian artists of the twentieth century, with museum and private collections, as well as with contemporary authors. Among the long—term partners are the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, the State Tretyakov Gallery, and regional museums of Russia. Since 1996, the gallery has participated in international art fairs in Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Lithuania. The main directions of the gallery's work were once formulated in the motto "We value traditions; we are interested in heritage; we need innovation." The same goes for the Kovcheg (means ark on russian) logo — a snail as a symbol of conservatism, an ark boat as a sign of preserving everything valuable. And waves, a sign of movement — as it always seemed to the curators, progressive.
Artists represented at Cosmoscow 2023: Alexey Lantsev.