ILYA FEDOTOV-FEDOROV

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Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov was born in 1988. He currently lives and works in Moscow.

Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov studied genetics (bioengineering) and philology in Moscow. After finishing his academic studies, Ilya took an interest in art, actively sketching and creating ideas for his future works.

The main motif of Fedotov-Fedorov’s art is the use of natural scientific knowledge. The artist adopts its main characteristics: the depiction of biological processes and forms from the cell to the habitat, linguistic features and ways of presenting knowledge (formulas, drawings, and so on), methodological principles and types of representation (entomological collections, card catalogues). With their help, he reveals the subjective nature of the acquisition of knowledge and its dependence on individual experience. He shows that we perceive and describe the surrounding world in accordance with the language we use.

The artist’s portfolio includes a large number of solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries in Russia and Europe. The artist was nominee for the State Prize in Contemporary Art “Innovation-2018”  in the category “New Generation” (Russia). Ilya participated in the Main Project and Parallel Programme of the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art and in residencies in Spain and Switzerland. In 2018 Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov will take a part in a residency at the Jan van Eyck Academy (Maastricht, Netherlands).  The artist had been selected by the Vroman Foundation as its first Fellow.

His works are found at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and private collections.

Solo exhibitions:

2018 Poisons Museum, Anna Nova Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia)
2017 Nonatu – 3\4 space (Bern, Switzerland)
2017 Preservation Instinct, The Parallel Program of the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Fragment Gallery (Moscow, Russia)
2016 Closed Systems or Nothing to do with Tardigrades, The Parallel Program of the 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, 11.12 Gallery (Moscow, Russia)
2016 Collection of the Pink Book, Museum ART4 (Moscow, Russia)
2015 Umbracle the City of Arts and Sciences by Santiago Calatrava – «Metamorphosis» (Spain, Valencia)
2015 Homo Sapiens Lonely – Homo Sapiens Solitarius, MMOMA (Moscow, Russia)
2014 Social Experiment, Gallery WEART (Moscow, Russia)

Awards:

2018 Special Prize of the State Award in Contemporary Art “Innovation 2018” in the category “New Generation” (Russia)
2018 Residency at the Verbeke Foundation (Kemzeke, Belgium)
2018 Residency at AFEW International (Culture Initiative fund, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
2018 Residency at the Van Eyck Academy and Vroman Fellowship (Maastricht, Netherlands)
2017 Residency Residency.ch (Bern, Switzerland)
2017 Residency Centre D’ArteLa Rectoria (Barcelona, Spain)

Festivals and Biennale:

2017 The Main project of the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art. Curator: Yuko Hasegawa, New Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow, Russia)
2016 Inside art, The Parallel Program of the 6th Moscow International Biennale For Young Art.The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow, Russia)
2014 The Boundaries of Action, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art. The Special Project, MMOMA (Moscow, Russia)
2014 Isolated Posts – Photobiennale, MMOMA (Moscow, Russia)

Selected group exhibitions:

2018 Exhibition of the nominees for he State Prize in Contemporary Art «Innovation», Russian State Library (Moscow, Russia)
2018 Modeling the space, Berthold Centre (St. Petersburg, Russia)
2017 A posteriori, Ural Vision Gallery. The Parallel Program of the 4th Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art (Yekaterinburg, Russia)
2017 Workshops`17. Over There, Where No One Dreams: from Sacred Geography to Non-Place, MMOMA (Moscow, Russia)
2017 …Hurrah! Sculpture!, Central Exhibition Hall Manege (St. Petersburg, Russia)
2016 Starting Point, The Parallel Program of the 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, FABRIKA Centre for Creative industries, (Moscow, Russia)
2016 The City in Personal Time, Fragment Gallery (Moscow, Russia)
2016 New Malachite Box, Ural branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts (Yekaterinburg, Russia)
2016 Non-official Language Only, Winzavod (Moscow, Russia)
2016 Heritage. Nature, Gallery Victoria (Samara, Russia)
2016 Reflect, Museum of Moscow (Moscow, Russia)
2017 …Hurrah! Sculpture! Winzavod (Moscow, Russia)
2016 View, АnnaNova Gallery and Veranda (St. Petersburg, Russia)
2015 Science.Art Week, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture (Moscow, Russia)
2015 Military Museum, MMOMA (Moscow, Russia)
2015 Holiday, The Krasnoyarsk Museum Center (Krasnoyarsk, Russia)
2015 Art Logistics, Gallery Change (Kazan, Russia)
2015 Development of Freedom, CSI Factory (Moscow, Russia)
2015 Sub Observationem, MMOMA (Moscow, Russia)
2015 Do Better, Gallery A3 (Moscow, Russia)
2014 Research Institute, Gallery on Solyanka (Moscow, Russia)
2014 Media Poetry, MMOMA (Moscow, Russia)
2014 The New Wave, Gallery MSK Eastside Gallery (Moscow, Russia)
2014 Fake, Gallery Random (Moscow, Russia)
2014 Fake, Gallery A3 (Moscow, Russia)
2013 Entre, Gallery Open Stage (Moscow, Russia)

Works

Series of works “Mutabor”, 2016
Glass, clay, organic objects, stones
20х20×20


Series of works “Mutabor”, 2016
Glass, clay, organic objects, stones
10х10×10


Series of works “Enviroment”, 2016
Glass, clay, organic objects, stones
30х45х15

No1, 2016
Glass, epoxy, organic objects, stones
50,5х30х2,5


Body, 2013
Print, glass
70х70


Untitled, 2016
Wood, stones, acrylic, watercolor
45х75


Series of works “Mutabor”, 2016
Glass, clay, organic objects, stones
15х15×15


Series of works “Invisible translation scheme”, 2017
Canvas, acrylic, stones, watercolour
30х50


Series of works “Enviroment”, 2016
Glass, clay, organic objects, stones
30х45х15


Series of works “Field Testing Methods”, 2016
Glass, acrylic, gypsum, seeds
30х50


Gull, 2014
Print, glass
100х100


View from the window, 2016
Paper, stones, organic objects
30х20