Leykin and Sumnina show fine art, architecture and design projects. The professional roots and origin of this duo have determined the main features of their joint work: interactivity, working with space (Mikhail is an architect by education) and the influence of Conceptualism (Maria is the daughter of one of the key representatives of Moscow Conceptualism, Andrei Monastyrski).
They are Laureates and Nominees of numerous awards in the field of Contemporary Art: artist of the year Cosmoscow 2019, the Tretyakov Prize (together with Olga Petrunenko) (2018), the Terna Prize (2013), Kandinsky Prize (long list 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019), Innovation Award (shortlist 2011), competition for the design of the September 11 Memorial in New Jersey (2005).
Their solo exhibitions were held at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2016), the Multimedia Art Museum (MMAM) in Moscow (2011), and others. Their works are in the collections of the State Tretyakov Gallery, the NCCA in Moscow, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and private collections.