Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov

Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov

Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov

Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov (b.1988) 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

2019 Till nature us part, Galerie Charraudeau, Paris, France
2019 Site-specific installation, 58th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
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 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

Selected group exhibitions

2019 Eloge de la curiosité, Galerie Henri Chartier, Lyon, France
2018 Cybernetic forest, BioLAB, Eindhoven, Netherlands
2018 Consequence, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2018 Exhibition of the nominees for The 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 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-Ocial Language Only, Winzavod, Moscow, Russia
2016 Heritage. Nature, Gallery Victoria, Samara, Russia
2016 Reflect, Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia
2016 View, Anna Nova 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

Festivals and Biennale

2019 The Main Project of the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2019 The 33rd Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia
2017 The Main project of the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art. Curator: Yuko Hasegawa, New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2016 Starting Point, The Parallel Program of the 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, FABRIKA Centre for Creative industries, 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

Awards and residencies

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’Arte La Rectoria, Barcelona, Spain