White Enough – by Marina Fomenko

City throws its garbage into the sea. The sea returns it back. Marina Fomenko painted trash which she found on the beach into sterile white color and created from it objects of her own city: a house, TV tower, monument, zoo, yacht. Then she returned them to the water to loop the circle of sea plastic life.

The main goal of the installation is to show the artist’s way of plastic sea garbage utilization. It is transformed from trash into sculptures drifting in water as garbage used to. The artist collects plastic from Plastic Sea, transform it to art pieces leaving behind Pure Sea.

Documentation of White Enough at the GULAG Museum



“White Enough” is an ongoing project, the first part of which was created in Ondarte Residency for Artists in Mexico. Then, the artist renewed it and showed at Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art at the GULAG Museum. Later, Fomenko made video works on the basis of White Enough installation’s shooting.

More information about the project White Enough is available at the artist’s website HERE

The artist would like to make workshops to create altogether with participants a common object from sea garbage: collect plastic sea garbage, paint it and create an art object.

Marina Fomenko, was born in Moscow, Russia. Graduated from Moscow Technical University of Communication and Informatics. Graduated from Free Workshops School of Contemporary Art of Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2005). Participated in numerous exhibitions around the world. Since 2011 Marina organized International Video Art Festival Now&After.

She aspires to invite attention to environmental pollution’s problem creating installations from man-made garbage. She made a few large-scale installations:

2016 – I DREAMED SHEET LIGHTNING OTHER NIGHT (video installation, mixed media (e-waste, fluorescent lamps, video), solo show at CCI Fabrika, Moscow; 1st Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale.

2015 – E – WHITE (installation from e-waste, mixed media), Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture, Shenzhen-Hong Kong, China

2014 – BELYANA (video installation / mixed media, wooden garbage), International Shiryaevo Biennale, Samara, Russia

2013 – MODIFIER B/W (Installation in 2 parts / mixed media, sea garbage, forest garbage), 5th  Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, The State Museum of the GULAG History

2012 – WHITE ENOUGH (Installation from sea garbage and video for the water / mixed media), January Expo, Ondarte AiR, Akumal, Mexico

Selected group exhibitions: 3,4,5,6,7 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2009 – 2017). Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture, Shenzhen-Hong Kong, China (2015). Shiryaevo Biennale of Contemporary Art (2014, 2016). “100×100=900 (100 video artists to tell the century)”, Magmart Festival, Italy. History of Russian Video Art. Volume 3, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2010). Swedish Family, Uppsala Artmuseum, Sweden (2010). Media Art Biennale WRO, Poland (2009). Nominee of The One Minutes Awards 2012), Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Nominee of Kandinsky Prize (2010, 2011), Russia.

As a curator she also works with the theme of ecology: She organized the exhibition Ecoscope which was held at CCI Fabrika, Moscow in 2016 and at 2017 – in Taipei, Taiwan at Osmosis Festival. In 2016 International Video Art Festival Now&After’16 was dedicated to the environmental topic “Ecology without Borders”.