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

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 representation types (entomological collections, card catalogs). With their help, he reveals the subjective nature of knowledge acquisition 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 was a nominee for the State Prize in Contemporary Art «Innovation-2018» in the category «New Generation» (Russia).

Solo exhibitions:

2021 The Moth and the Bat Flying to the Light,Anna Nova Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia)
2019 Till nature us part, Galerie Charraudeau (Paris, France)
2018 Justine Emard / Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov. Rites De Passage, Galerie Charraudeau (Paris, France)
2018 Collection of pink book №2, The State Biology Museum named after K.A. Timiryazev (Moscow, Russia)
2018 Reagenz, Dreiviertel (Bern, Switzerland)
2018 Preservation Instinct, Vacation Gallery (New York, USA)
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)


2021 Arts Exchange Programme Atelier Mondial, (Basel, Switzerland)
2020 Pro Helvetia grant (Geneva, Switzerland)
2019 Nominant by Clementine Deliss for the Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize (Porto, Portugal)
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 (Bern, Switzerland)
2017 Residency Centre D’ArteLa Rectoria (Barcelona, Spain)

Festivals and Biennale:

2019 The Main Project of the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art. Curator: Xiaoyu Weng (Ekaterinburg, Russia)
2019 The 33rd Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
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:

2021 Museum of artificial history, The State Darwin Museum (Moscow, Russia)
2021 It will work if you close your eyes, ART4 museum (Moscow, Russia)
2020 «I guess I die another day», Curational Collective Connecting Concepts of Communication and Art (CCCCCOMA) (Berlin, Germany)
2019 Constructed situations, Istituto Santa Maria della Pietà. Curator: Masha Sergeeva (Venice, Italy)
2019 Eloge de la curiosité, Galerie Henri Chartier. Curator: Lisa Toubas (Lion, France)
2018 Cybernetic forest – BioLAB (Eindhoven, Netherlands)
2018 Consequence, Fragment Gallery (Moscow, Russia)
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)


The State Tretyakov Gallery
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
The Moscow Museum of Modern Art