Diana graduated from the Moscow Academic Art Lyceum in 1998. From 1998 to 2000 she studied Scenography at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts. In 2002 she completed an internship at the Stuttgart Academy of Fine Arts. In 2003 the painter graduated from the “New Artistic Strategies” course at the Institute for Contemporary Art. In 2004 graduated from the Moscow State Academic Art Institute named after V.I. Surikov. In 2008 she became a laureate of the Kandinsky Prize in the nomination “Best Young Artist of the Year”. In 2013 Machulina became a scholar of the Joseph Brodsky Memorial Foundation.
Lives and works in Russia.
2007 — Old New. Guelman Gallery. Moscow, Russia
2008 — Russian art: paradoxes of history. National Academy of Art. Sofia, Bulgaria
2008 — Rubber Soul. Galerie Stanislas Bourgain. Paris, France
2009 — Not toys?! Special project of the Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. The State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow, Russia
2009 — Russian Powera. Special project of the Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Red October. Moscow, Russia
2009 — New Old Cold War. Special project of the Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Red October. Moscow, Russia
2010 — Russian Counterpoint. Musée du Louvre. Paris, France
2010 — Young Guard. Les Ateliers du Vent. Rennes, France
2010 — Russians are coming! Havremagasinet. Boden, Sweden
2010 — After disaster. Krasnoyarsk museum center. Krasnoyarsk, Russia
2010 — Futurologia. Garage Center for Contemporary Art. Moscow, Russia
2011 — Exercises. Multimedia Art Museum. Moscow, Russia.
2012 — Monuments and documents. New permanent exposition of the State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow, Russia
2012 — In Praise of Folly, or the Architecture of Russian Capitalism. Guelman Gallery. Moscow, Russia
2013 — Department of Labor and Employment. The State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow, Russia
2014 — Dance Macabre. American Academy in Rome. Rome, Italy
2014 — What are our ruins? Les Ateliers Du Vent. Rennes, France
2014 — ZOO. Zoological Museum of the State Moscow University. Moscow, Russia
2014 — Against the flow. The Saratov State Art Museum under the name of A.N. Radishchev. MARS Gallery. Moscow, Russia
2008 — Laureate of the Kandinsky Prize in the category ‘Young Artist of the Year’
2013 — Fellowship of the Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fund