The artist and director Vera Martynov served as artistic director of Moscow’s Gogol Centre theatre from 2012 to 2015. Since 2015, she has begun to work more independently at theatres, museums, and galleries. In 2016, she became the artistic director of the New Space Theatre of Nations. In addition, she is not only a co-founder of the Dmitry Krymov Laboratory, but also serves as its stage and costume designer as well as an actress. In 2012 and 2013, she worked at the Robert Wilsons Watermill Center. Martynov received numerous awards, among them the Golden Triga Award of Prague’s Quadrennial, the Edinburgh International Art Festivals Award (together with Dmitry Krymov Laboratory), and the Golden Masque Award for best stage set. Martynov has taught at MHAT School-Studio, the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (RATI / GITIS), and the British Higher School of Design in Moscow. “Eternal Russia,” a collaborative work that she developed together with Marina Davydova, is her first work for HAU Hebbel am Ufer.