Anna Sopova

Anna Sopova (born in 1987) is a Moscow-based artist who works with installations, sculptural objects, photos, and 3D graphics.

Sopova focuses her art on the mechanics of things and the hidden inherent meanings embedded inside, working with archival documents, texts, and found objects. The artist picks up various themes such as sociocultural studies, pseudomorphism, listening device system, time, sound, civil resistance strategies, and others. Her works are inspired by science fiction literature — they combine interdisciplinary and interactive art practices that seem to invite the viewer into a communication field to reflect on some significant issues.

Education:

2018 Russian State University for the Humanities, master’s program «Cultural studies» (Moscow, Russia)
2017 Rodchenko Art School, «Interactive, Communicative and Mixed Media Installation, Media Performance» (Moscow, Russia)
2017 Russian State University for the Humanities, «Theory and History of Arts» (Moscow, Russia)
2016 Educational program Alina Belishkina, FotoDepartament (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
2014-2015 Educational program «Photography Post-graduate» Nadya Sheremetova, FotoDepartament (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)

Festivals and Biennale:

2020 «Pauses», VII Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, parallel events at Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Moscow, Russia)
2019 Suoja / Shelter Festival – Laboratory (Helsinki, Finland)
2019 Festival «Recreation» (Moscow, Russia)
2018 «The Class Meeting», Special program of VI Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Center (Moscow, Russia)
2018 «ART-LOBSTER-TART», VI Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, parallel events at A3 Gallery (Moscow, Russia)
2016 «WHEN I APPEAR as a part of the “Photobook: Theme Russia» program at the Landskrona Foto Festival 2016, curator Nadya Sheremetova (Landskrona, Sweden)

Selected group exhibitions:

2021 «The time is out of joint», Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, curator Boris Klushnikov (Moscow, Russia)
2018 «The Suspended State», Rodchenko Art School (Moscow, Russia)
2016 «WHEN I APPEAR», FotoDepartament Gallery (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
2016 «Present Occur», FotoDepartament Gallery (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
2016 «Common Imaginary», FotoDepartament Gallery (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)