The artists lived in Pushkino (near Moscow) for many years. There was a beautiful pond on which the whole city went swimming in the summer. Suddenly the local government decided to dry the pond and build a shopping center in its place. Misha and Masha were very worried about the pond, and when it was drained, they took a picture of them. Through the silkscreen capabilities, they filled the dried earth with gold and called the work "Kintsukura", which in Japanese means "repair with gold". Kintsukuroi is a Japanese technique for gluing ceramics using a sticky fluid with added gold. They revived the pond at least on the picture.
Mikhail (sh. Misha) and Maria (sh. Masha) have been working together since 1999. The creative and married duo MishMash performs with art, architectural and design projects. The Russian version of the name is the shortened names of the co-authors, and the word «mishmash» is translated from English as a confusion, confusion, at the same time - mishmash is the technique that the couple often uses in their work.
Artist of the year Cosmoscow 2019
Finalists of the Kandinsky Prize (2007, 2014, 2015, 2016),
Innovation Prizes (2011),
Finalists of the Memorial contests for New Jersey residents killed on 9/11 (2003) and on Staten Island residents memorial killed on 9/11 (2002).
Terna Prize Laureates (2013)