Lena Hades was born in Siberia during her father's business trip 2nd October1959, the day of the Total Solar Eclipse of 1959 Oct 02.
She graduated from the State Pedagogical University in 1982 (Department of Physics and Mathematics) and she also completed higher foreign language courses (Spanish, Italian, Polish, French, German, English), and worked as a translator for many years. Being 35, she decided to become an artist, and in 1995 she left for Germany. In Cologne she created her first works and sold her first painting gaining the first fee.
Selected exhibitions, performances and artistic actions:
1966 September, the first mail art action, Kaliningrad (Koenigsberg).
1996 February, Na Kashirke Exhibition Hall, Moscow.
1997 April, RosIzo Gallery (solo exhibition), Moscow.
1997 June, Goethe Center of German Culture (solo exhibition), Moscow.1997 October, House of the Russian Science and Culture, Berlin.
1997 October, Institute of the Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Science (solo exhibition), Moscow.
1998 August, Hades Gallery (solo exhibition), Moscow. SKULLS "NA PLUSHIKHE".
1999 January-April, International mail art actions, New York, Frankfurt-am-Main, London, Paris.
1999 June-December, International mail art actions, New York, Frankfurt-am-Main, London, Paris.
1999 January, Na Maloy Gruzinke Exhibition Hall, Moscow.
1999 February, Na Kashirke Exhibition Hall (solo exhibition), Moscow.
1999 June, Marina Tswetajewa Museum (solo exhibition and concert), Moscow.
2002 April, Mayakovsky Museum, Moscow.
2002 December, Sam Brook Gallery, Moscow.
2003 March, the State Tretyakov Gallery (Manifest of Theography and Theometry), Moscow.2003 March Tushino Exhibition Hall, Moscow.
2003 April, National Center for Contemporary Arts (seminar), Moscow.
2003 April, Yuzhnyi Krest Gallery (presentation of a film), Moscow.
2003 May, Institute of the Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Science (solo exhibition), Moscow.
2003 September, International Graphic Triennale, Krakov, Poland.
2003 November, Zverev Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow.
2003 November, "The Gallery" Gallery, Moscow.
2003 December, Mail art actions, Moscow.
2004 January, Hades Gallery (solo exhibition), Moscow.
2004 February, "The Gallery" Gallery, Moscow.
2004 February, National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow.
2004 March, Moscow Museum for Contemporary Art, Moscow.
2004 March, Ost Gallery, Moscow.
2004 April, International mail art actions, Hokkaido, Kyoto, Tokyo.
2004 May, International mail art actions, Tokushima, Kumamoto, Hiroshima.2004 September, International Art Festival Art Klyazma.
2005 February, 1Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow Na Solianke Gallery.
2005 February, State Pushkin Museum, Moscow.
2005 February, Cultural Center Dom, Moscow.
2005 February, Exhibition dedicated to Kazimir Malewitsch, Nemchinovka, Moscow region.
2005 March, Zverev Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow.
2005 March, Zverev Center of Contemporary Art (World's Day of Poetry), Moscow.
2005 April, Kuntsevo Exhibition Hall, Moscow.
2005 May, Exhibition dedicated to Kazimir Malewitsch, Nemchinovka, Moscow region.
2005 May, International Fair Art Moscow, Moscow.
2005 June, National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow.
2005 Oktober, Auction of Charities Aid Foundation, Moscow.
2005 November, Central House of Artist, "Cosmo" exhibition, Moscow.
2005 December, Kino Gallery," Christmas gifts", Moscow.
2006 February, Central House of the Actor, Moscow.
2006 February, Kovcheg Gallery, Moscow.2006 March National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow.
2006 March, International Photobiennal, Kino Gallery (solo exhibition), Moscow
2006 March, VOGUE cafe, Arkady Novikov Art Auction, Moscow
2007 December, Fiodor Dostojevsky Museum, St Petersburg.
2007 February-March, 2 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow Na Solianke Gallery (solo exhibition).
2007 September, ART4RU Museum, Eltsin monument competition.
2007 Oktober, Moscow Museum for Contemporary Art, Krokin Gallery, Moscow
2008 March, the Russian Academy of Arts, Grigoriev lectures. Manifest of Mathism, Moscow
2008 March-September, On-line and off-line solo battle with Russian ultranationalists
2009 May, Performance “STOP RUSSOPHOBE”,Moscow
2009 May, European Commission, Conference “Sustainable development: a challenge for European research”Brussels, Belgium.
2009 September, the United Nations Development Programme Exhibition at Joint Programme Meeting "Civil Society at Work and Crisis", Johannesburg, South Africa.
2009 December, the Padua University, the lecture "Destiny of Nietzsche's philosophy in Russia", Padua, Italy
2010 January, Annual Brussels Think Tank Forum -State of the Union, Brussels, Belgium
2010 May, the State Darwin museum, Moscow
2010 December, The First ( and the last) Russian action in support of Julian Paul Assange, British Embassy, Moscow
2011 April, Artplay art center "Cat's party", Moscow
2011 May, The State Tretiakov Gallery "Image of life", Moscow
2011 June, Sakharov Center "Mokhnatkin, go out", Moscow
2011 November, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art "Art is art is art is art", Moscow
2012 April, Tagansky court festival, Free Pussy Riot performance, Moscow
2012 May, The State Tretiakov Gallery "Triumph of caisse", Moscow
2012 July-August, 25-days hunger strike in support of the Pussy Riot group, Moscow
2013 March - April, Mare Liberum Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
2013 September, 5 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Zverev Center, Moscow
2013 October, 5 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Artplay art center, "Feminist pencil-2", Moscow
2014 February-March, "Feminist pencil-2" Borey Gallery, St-Petersburg.
2014 September, 2nd Conference of the Plato philosophical society,
the Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow
2015 March, Art marathon in memory of Boris Nemtsov
2015 April, Сommemorating Boris Nemtsov, the Nemtsov bridge, Moscow
2015 April, Сommemorating Boris Nemtsov, Toronto, Canada
2015 March - August, Permanent exhibition on the Nemtsov bridge
2015 August, 27, In Memory of Boris Nemtsov, Sakharov Center, Moscow
The works of the artist are in the Moscow Museum of Modern Art,
the Museum of Actual Art of Igor Markin, the State Pushkin Museum etc and in important private collections among them the collection of Victor Bondarenko, Mikhail Fridman etc
Have ye courage, O my brethren? Are ye stout-hearted? NOT the courage before witnesses, but anchorite and eagle courage, which not even a God any longer beholdeth? Nietzsche Thus spake Zarathustra