Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov

Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov

Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov

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.

Solo exhibitions

2018 — Museum of Poisons, 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» (Valencia, Spain)
2015 — Homo Sapiens Lonely – Homo Sapiens Solitarius, MMOMA (Moscow, Russia)
2014 — Social Experiment, Gallery WEART (Moscow, Russia)



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

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)
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 — Weak gender, Gallery A3 (Moscow, Russia)
2013 — Entre, Gallery Open Stage (Moscow, Russia)