The Gogova Foundation for the Support of Contemporary Art and Culture is a non-profit organization founded by Mariana Guber-Gogova in 2016. The main goal of the Foundation is to promote young Russian artists at home and abroad by holding exhibitions outside commercial galleries, including exhibitions in state institutions, and through educational programmes that bring together artists, art critics and curators.
The Foundation launched its programme with an exhibition of works by Olya Kroytor at the Kasteyev Museum in Almaty (Kazakhstan) in September 2016 and a large-scale exhibition "Observatory" of Russian and Austrian artists at the Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Nizhny Arkhyz (Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia, North Caucasus) in October 2016, in association with the Ministry of Culture of Karachay-Cherkessia and the Austrian Cultural Forum.
In 2017, the Gogova Foundation launched a residency for emerging artists. For its first year, the programme was based in an exhibition space in the centre of the historic Old City of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The first and second residents were Ulyana Podkorytova and Vladimir Abikh, both Russian artists, selected by the international expert council. In 2018, the residency relocated to the village of Bukovo in Nizhny Arkhyz, a region of the Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia. Russian artists Lisa Artamonova and Ilina Chervonnaya became participants of the third residence. The participant of the fourth Gogova Foundation Artists Residency became Vasily Sumin. Yanina Chenikh became the participant of the 5th GFAR.