Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov studied genetics (bioengineering) and philology in Moscow. Thus, the main motif of Fedotov-Fedorov’s art is the use of natural scientific knowledge. Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov works with the theme of the «Other» self-identity, ecology and foreignness in reflecting on the processes of distance production in society as well as in nature, gender, and body. Artist deconstructs human’s attitudes to nature by presenting closed ecosystems, as models of power structures, ways of scientific and museological collection/classification. Media — sculpture, instalettions and video. 

The artist works with the theme of nature and studies the relationship between the living and the artificial in the modern cultural representation of nature. In particular, the artist explores the theme of "cuteness" of nature, when nature appears to be "сute", unprotected and fragile, gradually turning into a toy.


EDUCATION

2014
The Free Workshops School of Contemporary Art in the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia 
Faculty of bioengineering and philology in the RUDN University, Moscow, Russia 


SELECTED 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, Rites De Passage, Galerie Charraudeau, Paris, France
Collection of Pink Book No2, The State Biology Museum named after K.A. Timiryazev, Moscow, Russia
Preservation Instinct, Vacation Gallery, New York, USA
Poisons Museum, Anna Nova Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2017
Nonatu 3\4 space, Bern, Switzerland
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
Collection of the Pink Book, Museum ART4, Moscow, Russia

2015
Umbracle the City of Arts and Sciences by Santiago Calatrava – Metamorphosis, Spain, Valencia
Homo Sapiens Lonely – Homo Sapiens Solitarius, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia

2014
Social Experiment, Gallery WEART, Moscow, Russia

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
Slowly Arriving at Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland
The World is Overflowing with Either Rubbish or Our Memories, Golubitskoe Art Foundation, Russia 
Winter House, Vera Wessels, Zurich, Switzerland
APPETIZERS, Group Exhibition at Schloss Leuk, Leuk Switzerland
10,000 Years Oslo Atelier Mondial, Basel, Switzerland
New Elements, the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Museum of Artificial History, The Darwin Museum, Moscow, Russia
It Will Work if You Close Your Eyes, Museum ART4, Moscow, Russia

2020
I Guess I Die Another Day, CCCCCOMA, Berlin, Germany

2019
Master Tools is Curated by Riksa Afiaty, Jan van Eyck academie, Maastricht, Netherlands
Constructed Situations, Istituto Santa Maria della Pietà, Venice, Italy
Bio Technology, Vienna Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Éloge de la Curiosité, Galerie Henri Chartier, Lyon. France

2018
Cybernetic Forest — BioLAB, Eindhoven, Netherlands 

2017
A Posteriori, Ural Vision Gallery. The Parallel Program of the 4thUral Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Workshops`17. Over There, Where No One Dreams: from Sacred Geography to Non- Place, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
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
The City in Personal Time, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia
New Malachite Box, Ural branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Non-official Language Only, Winzavod, Moscow, Russia
Reflect, Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia
View, АnnaNova Gallery and Veranda, St. Petersburg, Russia

2015
Science Art Week, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
Military Museum, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
Holiday, The Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Art Logistics, Gallery Change, Kazan, Russia
Development of Freedom, CSI Factory, Moscow, Russia
Sub Observationem, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
Do Better, Gallery A3, Moscow, Russia

2014
Research Institute, Gallery on Solyanka, Moscow, Russia
Media Poetry, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
The New Wave, Gallery MSK Eastside Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Fake, Gallery Random, Moscow, Russia
Fake, Gallery A3, Moscow, Russia
Entre, Gallery Open Stage, Moscow, Russia


FESTIVALS & BIENNALE 

2019
The Main Project of the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of contemporary art curated by Xiaoyu Weng, Ekaterinburg, Russia
33rd Ljubljana Biennial with MMU curated by Clémentine Deliss, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2017
The Main Project of the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art. Curator: Yuko Hasegawa, 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
Isolated Posts Photobiennale, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia


RESIDENCIES & AWARDS

2021
Arts Exchange Programme Atelier Mondial, Basel, Switzerland
ɬɾąŋʂɠɛŋıƈ ɧƙı — Transgenic space, supported by HIAP, Helsinki, Finland

2020
Pro Helvetia grant, Geneva, Switzerland
The State Award in Contemporary Art Innovation 2020, winner in the New Generation category, Russia

2019
Nominant by Clémentine 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, Moscow, Russia
Residency at the Van Eyck Academy and Vroman Fellowship, Maastricht, Netherlands
Residency at the Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium
Residency at AFEW International, Culture Initiative fund, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017
Residency residency.ch, Bern, Switzerland
Residency Centre D’ArteLa Rectoria, Barcelona, Spain


PERMANENT COLLECTIONS 

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia
The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Credit Suisse Collection, Zurich, Switzerland
Museum ART4, Moscow, Russia

 

Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov participates in Atelier Mondial residency in Basel
March 3, 2021
Fragment participates in Сosmoscow 2020
September 10, 2020
Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov's works included in the collection of The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
December 28, 2019
Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov participates in the Pro Helvetia studio residency for 2020
December 19, 2019
Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov's artwork in the anniversary exhibition at MMOMA, Moscow
December 19, 2019
Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov participates in the exhibition coinciding with the closing week of the 58th Venice Biennale
November 25, 2019
Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov's show at Gallerie Charraudeau in Paris
October 30, 2019
Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov participates at the Eloge de la curiosité exhibition at the Galerie Henri Chartier in Lion
October 5, 2019
Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov participates in The Main Project of the 5th Ural Biennial
September 10, 2019
Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov presents his new work Exobud at Watou Festival in Belgium
July 4, 2019
Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov nominated for The Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize
June 7, 2019
Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov presented his final project within the residency at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht
April 26, 2019
Ilya Fedotov Fedorov's solo exhibition opened at The State Biology Museum named after Timiryazev
September 14, 2018
Fragment participates in Cosmoscow 2018
September 7, 2018
Several works by our gallery’s artists — Alexey Martins and Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov — included in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery.
September 3, 2018
Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov won the Special prize of the State Prize in Contemporary Art, Innovation-2018, in the New Generation category for the Preservation Instinct project
April 28, 2018
Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov entered the Russian Investment Art Rating - 49ART-2018
April 17, 2018
Fragment became the first Russian representative at the major art fair of Latin America SP-Arte
April 9, 2018
Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov‘s exhibition Nonatu takes place in the art space Dreiviertel from October 27 to November 25
November 11, 2017
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