LAZY MIKE
Lazy Mike Gallery was founded in 2018 by Mikhail Ovcharenko and Tanya Stern. For three years the gallery organised local and international pop-up shows, including in Los Angeles.

In 2020, the gallery opened a new space in Moscow in the historical Meshanskiy district.

Currently Lazy Mike is closing its space in Moscow.
In October 2022 a new space will open in Riga, Latvia.

It is a multifunctional project, which combinines the functions of exhibition space and agency to represent the interests of international artists of different generations and conceptual preferences.
Founders
Prior to founding Lazy Mike, Mikhail Ovcharenko was director and partner of Moscow's Regina Gallery. Tanya Stern worked on a television series, scriptwriting, and won two awards at arts festivals in the US. Mikhail Ovcharenko serves on the board of acquisitions for the Zuzeum Art Centre in Riga, Latvia, as well as an advisor for private art foundations in Russia. Ovcharenko and Stern support non-profit institutions in Russia, and helped establish patron programs for The Garage and the Pushkin State Museum.
Artists
Lazy Mike works with 11 artists from Russia, Ukraine and Germany. The gallery supported and organised multiple museum shows for gallery artists hosted by such institutions аs the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and the National Centre for Contemporary Art.
Philanthropy
Ovcharenko and Stern support non-profit institutions in Russia, and helped establish patron programs for The Garage and the Pushkin State Museum. Since June 2021 the founders have supported Alyona Popova's project You're Not Alone. The organisation supports domestic violence laws in Russia; works to prevent violence agains women; and gives aid to women in need after sustaining severe acts of violence. Lazy Mike has hosted group shows with female artists where all gallery sales went towards supporting You're Not Alone.
Education
Apart from organising exhibitions and representing artists, the gallery is engaged in various educational activities. The gallery's mission lies in the education in the visual arts which in the opinion of its founders is no less important than running a commercial gallery.