Fragment became a partner for Center Stage initiative to support LGBTQIA+ artists in early career stage

Center Stage is a new non-profit project conducting international open calls, funding and organising exhibitions, publishing zines, and helping artists in early career stages to visit important artistic residencies.

We share the same values and stand for diversity, equality, respect of LGBTQIA+ rights, and act against any types of discrimination, including homo- and transphobia, and oppression of any kind. We think it’s crucially important to show people in Russia a diverse range of art especially in times when new anti-human laws are intended to be applied by the Russian government.

More information on the first international open call can be found here: (or on Instagram:

Among confirmed jurors: Antonio Sergio Bessa (chief curator of The Bronx Museum of the Arts), Lee Pivnik (co-founder of The Institute of Queer Ecology), Anastasiia Fedorova (curator and writer, founder of Russian.Queer.Revolution project), Alexander Burenkov (curator of the Cosmoscow Foundation), Chris Bogia (artist and executive director of Fire Island Artist Residency), Sergey Guschin (Fragment gallery founder).

August 20, 2020