Ilmira Bolotyan

bio   works

Ilmira Bolotyan was born in Chuvashia in 1980. Lives and works at Moscow. Ilmira Bolotyan is an artist, curator, PhD in philology. She studied at Anatoly Osmolovsky’s “BAZA” Institute for Contemporary Art (2013) and “Free Workshops” School of Contemporary Art at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2015). She is a co-founder of artist-run-space Centre Red. Bolotyan’s paintings and graphic works are figurative anthropomorphic images, studies of the representation of gender and “femininity” in contemporary visual culture, and painterly marginalia. In her participatory projects Ilmira creates different social situations: from the proposal to the audience to determine the nationality of an unfamiliar woman from the men engaging on a date in the museum.

Festivals and Biennale:

2015 Special Project “East. Deconstruction” – 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (Moscow)
2012 Shanghai biennale within Haunted Moscow program (Shanghai)

Prizes:

2016 Kandinsky award – nominee “Curatorial Project” (as part of Centre Red)

Selected group exhibitions:

2016 The City in Personal Time, Fragment Gallery (Moscow)
2016 Watch and learn, Centre Red (Moscow)
2016 Genius work, Centre Red (Moscow)
2016 Alchemy painting, Centre Zverevskiy (Moscow)
2016 Personal Communications, MMOMA (Moscow)
2016 Syrup, Centre Red (Moscow)
2015 Futuristic mimicry, Mayakovsky Museum (Moscow)
2015 Mastering the freedom, CCI Fabrika (Moscow)
2015 Sub observatorium, MMOMA (Moscow)
2015 Nothing will grow together because nothing belongs together, Olavsvern naval base (Tromso)
2015 Dirty Linen, Centre Red (Moscow)
2015 Body, Centre Red (Moscow)
2015 Image of the enemy, Centre Red(Moscow)
2014 Drawing the trial, International Memorial (Moscow)
2014 Heroine of Our Time, Gallery 69 (Oslo)
2014 The living corpse, Winzavod (Moscow)
2013 Feminist pencil, Art Play (Moscow)
2013 Children of the 3rd culture, Festival Village “Pacific Meridian” (Vladivostok)
2013 Our business, CCI “Fabrika” (Moscow)

Curatorial projects:

2016 Psycho, CCI Fabrika (Moscow)
2015 Ordinary martyrs, Centre Red (Moscow)
2015 A-Art, F-Feminism. Actual dictionary, ISS MAG (Moscow)
2015 Body, Centre Red (Moscow)

Works


Series of paintings Metrorealism, 2012-2015
Oil, coated paper
42 x 30


Series of paintings Metrorealism, 2012-2015
Oil, coated paper
42 x 30


Series of paintings Metrorealism, 2012-2015
Oil, coated paper
30 x 42


Series of paintings Metrorealism, 2012-2015
Oil, coated paper
42 x 30


Mom’s bra, 2014
Oil, canvas
60 х 87,5


From Series “Breakfast”, 2016
Oil, chalk paper
42 x 31


Evgeniy, 2016
Watercolor, paper, pencil
38 x 42


Karen, 2017
Watercolor, paper, pencil
38 x 42


Series of paintings Metrorealism, 2012-2015
Oil, coated paper
42 x 30

Series of paintings Metrorealism, 2012-2015
Oil, coated paper
42 x 30

Series of paintings Metrorealism, 2012-2015
Oil, coated paper
42 x 30


Series of paintings Metrorealism, 2012-2015
Oil, coated paper
42 x 30


Apron, 2014
Oil, canvas
60 х 87,5


From Series “Breakfast”, 2016
Oil, chalk paper
42 x 29


Murat, 2017
Watercolor, paper, pencil
38 x 42


Dmitry, 2017
Watercolor, paper, pencil
38 x 42