Nina Aizenberg

Born 1902, Moscow

Died 1974, Moscow


1918-1924   Studies at the Free State Art Studios/Higher State Art-Technical Studios (Svomas/Vkhutemas) under the instruction of Ilia Mashkov and Alexander Osmerkin.

1924   Begins working as a stage designer for various theaters in Moscow on both classical and contemporary productions.

1925   Begins her own professional exhibitions.

1926   Starts working for the Blue Blouse variety theater where she designs productions such as Vladimir Maiakovksy’s and Osip Brik’s Radio October and M.D. Volpin’s The Queen’s Mistake (1927).

1928   Her work is represented at the exhibition “Moscow Theaters During the Ten Years of October” in Moscow.

1928-1930   Becomes a member of the Moscow Association of Stage Designers.

1929   Designs the production of Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme for the Malyi Theater, Moscow and contributes to the “First Stage Design Exhibition” in Moscow.

1930-1932   Becomes a member of the October group and meets other members including Alexander Rodchenko, Sergei Senkin, and Gustav Klucis.

1930-1933   Works on decorations in the streets and square of Moscow for parades.

1935   Participates in the “Exhibition of Stage Design Art” in Moscow.

1938-1941   Works on design for diverse gymnastic displays and parades.

1940s-1950s   Continues stage productions for various theatres.

1950s   Paints a series of landscapes.

1964   One-woman show in Moscow.