Valeria Nibiru (b. 1981) is a Russian artist, who was born in Leningrad and graduated from the St. Petersburg State University of Cinema and Television with a degree in Animation (2003). She lives and works in Moscow.
The practice of Valeria Nibiru initially developed in the field of video, photography and animation. She also took part in various fashion projects and was one of the organizers of the Open Defence festival for young designers.
Since 2009 graphic art and mixed media objects have become her favorite media. Inheriting the tradition of Moscow conceptual school Nibiru creates total installations which include puppets and monumental frescos, as well as delicate works on paper or narrative albums of small format (one of her albums - "Windless" - entered the collection of Centre George Pompidou in Paris, as well as several other drawings). Following the concept of "psychodelic realism" suggested by Pavel Pepperstein, works of Valeria Nibiru can remind childish dreams but at the same time reproduce images from deep sensual phantasms. The curator and critic Dr. Olesya Turkina described Nibiru's works themes as «…the borderline state, the ecstasy, the transition from the terrifying to the sublime, the art emerging from the foreboding.”
Twice she was nominated for the Kandinsky Prize (2008, 2010).