Monday, September 12, 2016

Credit Suisse & Cosmoscow Prize for Young Artists

It's an honor for me to become one of the tree winners of Credit Suisse & Cosmoscow Prize for Young Artists. I'm glad to be in such a good company with great artists Ilya Dolgov (Kronstadt) and Nastya Kuzmina (Moscow). And it's very important to me that the project "Bakal" (including video documentations of two performances) was shown at the Cosmoscow art fair on the stand of this new award.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

«Mythologique»: exhibition & zine

“Mythologique”: exhibition & zine
Metenkov’s House Museum of Photography, Yekaterinburg, Russia
25 August – 9 October 2016
Artists: Elena Anosova, Ekaterina Ashitkova, Natalia Baluta, Anastasia Bogomolova, Varvara Kuzmina, Sergey Poteryaev, Juliana Semenova
This is my second curatorial project (in general and in particular over the last year). The exhibition dedicates to the study of the regional mythology. The space cold in Yakutsk, the search for traces of collision with the Universe, the myth of the space pioneer Gagarin, the story of the pilot-spy Francis Gary Powers, the unreal urban landscapes, people who departed from the shore of the Aral Sea and the life of hunters from the Nizhnaya Tunguska are the parts of this project.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

«Lookbook» in focus

Colin Pantall and Christer Ek have written reviews about my photobook "Lookbook" almost at the same time!

"Lookbook is operating in a world where dry humor is the modus operandi. And that's a good thing. There's seriousness in her intent, and the tactile qualities of the book take us onto a sensory plane. All the time there is a little glint in Bogomolova's eye, part of the return to her childhood that this book has taken her to, and also perhaps part of her understanding of what it was like for her mother and her sister to be women back in the day. The nostalgia is personal rather than political and is linked to her experience of being a woman in contemporary Russia. What remains the same and what has changed? Not much perhaps".

And Christer:
"But where the old fashion photos, are only … fashion photographs, the photographs of Anastasia Bogomolova become canvas in a way like Cindy Sherman did before her. Anastasia is on stage to better look at herself in the process of comprehension of her memory, a way to recreate and to stage his memories. The intriguing effect is that the same woman appears on these photos, as was sometimes the same models found in the pages of these old fashion magazines".

Lookbook is still available through my website here. Look for it at next book fair in Arles.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Personal exhibition in Tagil, Russia

“Lookbook” at Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Arts, Nizhny Tagil, Russia
May 21 – June 19

Installation: Soviet fashion magazines, book spreads, clothing archive, mirrors, prints, photobook.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Shortlisted at Self Publish Riga Dummy contest

Lookbook was shortlisted at Self Publish Riga Dummy contest among 38 photobooks from all over the world! Now it can be seen at the contest exhibition, which is opened in the Latvian Railway History Museum until June 16.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Personal exhibition "Bakal" in Chelyabinsk (Russia)

Today is opening!
Photography, objects, video performance. April 21 – May 12, 2016
Contemporary art gallery “OkNo”, Chelyabinsk, Russia

Monday, April 18, 2016

"Special Edition. A photobook in Russia": my first curatorial project

Place: Metenkov's House Museum of Photography, Yekaterinburg, Russia

The exhibition «Special Edition», which was opened in the «Metenkov House» 7th April, became the first museum exhibition in Russia devoted to the phenomenon of photobooks in the former Soviet space. This project was conceived as the study of structure and narrative in the books of contemporary authors and as the research of the ways to show these works to the viewers.

The exhibition consists of three blocks. The first is historical. It's shows the context of the formation of the genre in the country since the 1930s. This part of the exhibition includes propagandist publications under the editorship of El Lissitzky, Alexander Rodchenko, Varvara Stepanova, Solomon Telingater and other artists, who used not only expressive of individual images and collages, but also attractive methods of book design, typography and film editing.

Two other blocks of the exhibition include 54 works of contemporary photographers from the former Soviet Union, mostly from Russia, and their colleagues from other countries associated with the post-Soviet photographic life in the general context. Among the selected works there are photobooks from short-lists of international festivals and book awards, dummies and photozines. 14 photobooks are represented by installations, video, audio and objects. For example, «DOM» and «Address» by Julia Borissova, «Shvilishvili» by Jana Romanova, «Iceberg» by Kirill Savchenkov, «25 weeks of winter» by Ekaterina Anokhina, «After a while» by Natalia Baluta, «Secrets» by Natalia Reznik, «Welcome to LTP» by Irina Popova and etc. Other works are available in more traditional library format.

Curators: Anastasia Bogomolova, Marina Sokolovskaya.
More information here.