ELENA NEMKOVA

BIOGRAPHY

PhotoElenaPortraitElena Nemkova was born in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in 1974 and she growed up in St.Petersburg. She lives and works in Milano (I) and St-Petersburg (RU).

Graduated in Conceptual Art & Design at the Academy of Industrial Arts of St. Petersburg, and at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera of Milano. She also took part in a Master of Contemporary Art at Centro d’Arte La Loggia, Montefiridolfi and in the Advanced Course in Visual Arts at Fondazione Ratti, Como. Her art takes root in her fascination for the audacity of scientific research bearing principles she adapts in many fields of her work. She creates a dialogue between fate and emotion, giving form and color to chemical manifestations of feelings. Recently artist in residence at Metafutur, Contemporary Art Center of Shargorod in Ukraine, she exhibits regularly in Italy and Russia.

Artist’s website

WORKS

EXHIBITIONS

Museum’s and institutional exhibitions

2016

  • Nekya, Lyric Opera Performance, Winzavod, Moscou

2015

  • Tutta l’Italia è silenziosa, Russian Science and Cultural Centre, Roma (I)

2014

  • Manifesta 10 Parallel ProgramBLKNZM, Petersburg, Russia

2013

  • De expetendis et fugiendis rebus (The things to pursue and those to avoid), OuUnpo Japan,
  • Spiral Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

2012

  • Artistic styles are imprinted on the spectators’ brains, performance, Museum Serralves, Casa ROSA, Porto, Portugal

2011

  • Media-night «Fathers & Sons», The Anna Akhmatova Museum, The Fountain House St.Petersburg, Russia
  • Do we need Ourselves ?, performance, PERMM Museum, Perm, Russia
  • Disobedience of a Solid Mass, performance,Museum MIJ, Belgrad, Russia
  • History of Russian Video Art. Volume 3, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

2010

  • Predelno/Konkretno, PERMM, museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia
  • MetafuturCentre of Contemporary art, Shargorod, Ukraine
  • Geographic cross-oversin art, Museum MART Trento and Rovereto, Italy
  • Wherever We Go, curated by Hou Hanru and Gabi Scardi, San Francisco Art Institute, USA
  • Laws of Relativity, Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d’Alba, Italia
  • The II Moscow Biennale, Footnotes, Federation Tower, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, Moskva, Russia
  • Touches on terrorism, The Museum of New Art, Detroit, USA
  • Space Invaders, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK

 

Selected solo shows :

2015

  • Cailloux dans le ciel, Elena Nemkova, Galerie Sisso, Paris, France

2014

  • SnowScape, performance, OuUnPo XIV The Fugue, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
  • All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream, performance, KUNSTHALLE, São Paulo, Brazil

2013

  • De expetendis et fugiendis rebus (The things to pursue and those to avoid), OuUnpo Japan, Spiral Wacoal Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

2012

  • The Virtues of Negative Process, Teatro Studio Scandicci Florence, Italy
  • De expetendis et fugiendis rebus (The things to pursue and those to avoid), with Polyphonic Choir Ars Nova, directed by Marco Paladin, Music Director of the Teatro La Fenice, Venice, Italy

2011

  • Condensed reenactment of stored images, performance at the archeological site of Eleusys, Ouunpo symposium, France

2010

  • After JG Ballard, re-enactment, Rong Wrong, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2009

  • Alimentary Particles, AssabOne, Milano, Italy
  • Tenaciousness, Impatience and Exchanges of Impotence, curated by Davide Ferri, Fabio Tiboni Arte Contemporanea Bologna, Italy

2004

  • Serious Attack, Buchsenhausen.lab, Innsbruck, Austria

2002

  • Induction, Konstepidemin Galerie, Gothenburg, Sweden

2000

  • Valuable Stamps, curated by Gabi Scardi, Galleria Estro, Padova, Italy

 

Selected group shows :

2014

  • Se Di-Segno Padiglione Esprit Nouveau, Bologna, Italy

2013

  • Venti Leggeri, Stefano W. Pasquini, Studio Cloud 4, Bologna, Italy

2012

  • The 2nd Ural Industrial Biennialle, curator Iara Bubnova_Ekaterinburg, UK

2011

  • Berti/Morgantin/Nemkova/Zuffi, Casabianca, Zola Predosa, Italy
  • Echoes of Eco, IV International ART FESTIVAL, Sochi, UK

2010

  • Casabianca, Zola Predosa, Italy
  • SEVEN, The Conduits, Milano, Italy

2009

  • TRANSFER/ТРАНСФЕР, M’ARS Art Centre, curated by A. Geusa and Z. Kikodze, Moscow, Russia
  • Palinsesti,spazio communale, Udine, Italy
  • BLACK DEW video screening, curated by Cecilia Canziani and Andrea Viliani at the Emperor Traian’s Markets, Rome, Italy
  • Milano, Athina, CAID Science Society Centre, Athens, Greece

2008

  • Geographic cross-overs in art, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Trento and Rovereto, Italy
  • VideoReport Italia, GC.AA, Monfalcone, Italy
  • Unpacking the archive, 1:1 project, Roma, Italy
  • Air Kissing, Arcadia University Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

2007

  • Air Kissing, curated by Sasha Archibald, Momenta Art, New York, USA
  • Art Digital, Pogranichnoe sostojanie, curated by Antonio Geusa, M’Ars Art Center, Moskva, Russia
  • Endless Possibilities, curated by Adnan Yıldız, Kasa Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

2006

  • Wherever We Go, curated by Hou Hanru and Gabi Scardi, Spazio Oberdan, Milano, Italy
  • 3500 cm2, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, American Academy, Roma, Italy

Before :

  • Urban Flesh and Blood, Barikada kino, GZSI, Kaliningrad, Russia
  • Non ci sei solo tu, curated by Fabiola Naldi, Saletta Comunale, Castel San Pietro, Italy
  • Travelling Archive, Galereja EHU, Minsk, Belorussia
  • AssabOne 2, curated by Roberto Pinto, ASSABOne, Milano, Italy
  • We surely will be confused, curated by Anna Daneri and Roberto Pinto, Fondazione Ratti at ex-Ticosa,Como, Italy
  • Come In, curated by Silvio Salgado, Vienna International Apartment, Vienna, Austria
  • Forum of Emerging Creation, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
  • Note: Nostalgie, curated by Gabi Scardi, Viafarini, Milano, Italy

 

GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

2009

Artist-in-residence at Metafutur Centre of Contemporary art , Shargorod, Ukraine

2003

  • MovinUp grant by GAI, Torino, Italy
  • A-i-R programme in Vienna, invited by the Austrian Federal Chancellery, Austria
  • Artist-in-residence at Buchsenhausen.lab, Innsbruck, Austria

2002

  • Artist-in-residence at Konstepidemin, Gothenburg, Sweden, granted by Pépinières Européennes programme

PRESS

Exhibited on galerie Sisso’s booth at  Art Paris Art Fair 2015, Elena was nominated by Telerama as one of the five artist to discover on the fair.

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2015

  • “Art Paris Art Fair franchit un cap”,Le quotidien de l’art, Roxana Azimi, Paris, March 2015

2011

  • Davide Ferry: critical essay for catalogue Cuttings from the Near Future

2009

  • Zhenia Kikodze, Antonio Geusa: critical essay for the exhibition Transfer, M’Ars Art Center, Moscow, Russia
  • Anna Dergacheva: critical essay Guamnitarnoe…Isskusstvo, ArtPloshadka, Russia
  • Teofanis Konstantinou: critical essay for the exhibition Milano–Athina, catalogue ed.CAID Science Society Centre, Athens, Greece
  • Alessandra Pioselli: critical essay of the exhibition Tenacia, impazienza e scambi di impotenza, Artforum International, magazine, USA
  • Claudio Musso: critical essay of the exhibition Tenacia, impazienza e scambi di impotenza, Exibart magazine, Italy

2008

  • Lorenzo Benedetti: critical essay for the exhibition Eurasia. Geographic cross-overs in art, catalogue ed. Skira, museum MART, Italy
  • Fabiola Naldi: critical essay Profoundly Sperficial, for the exhibition VideoReport Italia, catalogue ed. GC.AA, Monfalcone, Italy
  • Elena Sommariva: critical essay Rivoluzione in cucina, Domus magazine n.921, Italy
  • Barbara Casavecchivva: critical essay for exhibition Alimentary Particles, brochure ed. AssabOne, Milan, Italy
  • Davide Ferri: critical essay of the exhibition Tenacia, impazienza e scambi di impotenza, Bologna, Italy
  • Roberta Tenconi: critical essay Permission to Stay, Falsh Art magazine n.268, Italy
  • Stefano Pasquini: critical essay for Collezioni Sport & Street magazine n.48, Italy
  • Davide Ferri: Dizionario degli artisti, Flash Art magazine, n.269, Italy

2007

  • Elena Sorokina, Anna Colin: critical essay of the exhibition Laws of relativity, Palazzo Re Rebaudengo di Guarene d’Alba, Italy
  • Arianna di Genova: Dizionario degli artisti, Flash Art magazine, n.263 Italy
  • Nicolas Bourriaud: critical essay Stock Zero, or the Icy Water of Egotistical Calculation, The II Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia
  • Marta Casati: critical essay for Espoarte magazine, Italy
  • Antonio Geusa: critical essay Art Digital, Pogranichnoe sostojanie, catalogue ed. M’Ars Art Centre, Moscow, Russia
  • Konstantin Agunovich: critical essay Vtoraja Moskovskaja Biennale, Afisha magazine, Moscow, Russia
  • Arianna di Genova: critical essay Frontiere mobili sull’atlante dell’arte, Il Manifesto newspaper, Italy
  • Gabi Scardi: critical essay of the exhibition Wherever We Go, (cat.) ed. 5 Continents, Milan, Italy

2006

  • Velimir Moist: critical essay A mandate to make known for catalogue Domani Building Society, ed. KB, Italy

2005

  • Fabiola Naldi: critical essay Non ci sei solo tu, catalogue, ed. Saletta Comunale Castel San Pietro, Italy

2004

  • Anna Daneri: critical essay Eyes wide open catalogue of Fondazione Ratti, Como, ed. Charta, Italy
  • Nora Borlotti: interview for catalogue Assab One 2004, ed. Ready-Made, Milan, Italy
  • Andrei Siclodi: critical essay of the exhibition Serious Attack, Buchsenhausen.lab, Innsbruck, Austria

2002

  • Gabi Scardi: saggio critico di presentazione della mostra, critical essay of the exhibition Note: Nostalgie, Viafarini, Milano, Italy
  • Fabiola Naldi: critical essay Frequency Noise, Collezioni Edge magazine n.121, Italy

2000

  • Andrei Fomenko: critical essay Between fundamentalism and neomannerism, catalogue ed. Nicolodi, Italy

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2010

  • Cuttings from the Near Future, ed. KB, 2010

2009

  • Alimentary Particles, ed. AssabOne, 2009

2006

  • Domani Building Society, ed. Brrrrrr, 2006

 

Selected artist publications by Elena Nemkova:

2011

  • Unflop magazine, images, May 2011

2010

  • KULT MAGAZINE, cover, January 2010
  • Libretto of the OPERA: The 10 ideas that will change world, catalogue Cuttings from the Near Future, 2010
  • Interview with myself, catalogue Cuttings from the Near Future, 2010

2009

  • Interview with Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alezandr Vinogradov, 53 Biennale of Venezia, ART ISUUE, Vogue Uomo, n.401, 2009
  • Interview with Alessandro Mendini, AD Russia, n.10, 2009
  • Interview with Michele de Lucchi, AD Russia, n.6, 2009

2003

  • Art Epidemic (portrait of the age), Collezioni Edge magazine, n.125, 2003