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Elena Demidova

Elena Demidova

Artistic director of the ‘Chuzhie Sny’ theatre (Strangers’ dreams).


Education:

2006 – Sholokhov Moscow State University for the Humanities.Design and Visual Arts Department
2011 – Contemporary Dance Laboratory ´TSEKH´: classes by Martin Nachbar, Remy Heritier, Jess Curtis
2012 – Media Performance Laboratory of Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MoMMA)
2012 – „The Memory Drama” Laboratory of Joseph Beuys Theatre

2004 – Published „Lyudi v kraskah” (people in paints) – the Anthology of Russian Body Art/body painting, in cooperation with A. Bartenev and I. Isaev

2009 – Award in the category „Performance” at the „Ventilator” Media-Poetry Festival,
2009 – Creation of personal educational course: „The body-art in contemporary art”

WORKS:

CURATING
2013 – „laboratory of media poetry” (Open Stage venue, Moscow)
2013 – „Art of performance” in cooperation with V. Priklonskiy, N. Krutilina, N. Khrenkova (Open Stage venue, Moscow)
2012 – „Performance Nights” in cooperation with V. Priklonskiy, N. Krutilina, N. Khrenkova (Open Stage venue) Moscow

PARTICIPATION IN EXHIBITIONS AND FESTIVALS:


INSTALLATIONS:
2013 – „Matreshkaland” personal exhibition of objects (Open Stage, Moscow)
2013 – „Matreshkaland” personal exhibition of objects (S.T. Konenkov Memorial Museum Studio, MoММA, Moscow)
2013 – „Singing stones” series of objects; the fifth biennial of contemporary art, special program „Art-book-botanica” exhibition (The State Darwin Museum, Moscow)
2012 – The „Loose Interpretation” – series of objects for the Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fare (Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre, Krasnoyarsk)

PERFORMANCES:
2013 – „Miro”; Hopscotch. A performance festival (MMOMA, Moscow)
2013 – „Zond”; „Performative Art” (”Open Stage” venue, Moscow)
2012 – „Fleshless Searches” and „Eva” at the „Evening of performance” (”Open Stage” venue, Moscow)
2012 – „Aberrations” in cooperation with Natalya Krutilina (Belyaevo gallery, Moscow)
2012 – „His Mother” in cooperation with Olga Polesovschikova (Belyaevo gallery, Moscow)
2012 – „Eva” in cooperation with Svetlana Babkina within the „Breaking the limits” programme of the Joseph Beuys (Theatre and Sakharov Centre, Moscow)
2012 – „Fat and sugar” in cooperation with Vera Priklonskaya and Lubov Kotova (Belyaevo gallery, Moscow)
2012 – „Immersion” in cooperation with Yuriy Nagorny and Marina Stepanova, the Festival of Media Performance Laboratory within the Young Art Biennale (MoMMA, Moscow)
2009 – „ProMOZG” (proMIND) at „ART ZAVOD” International (Contemporary Art Festival in Yekaterinburg)
2009 – „Quote” at „Ventilator” International Media-Poetry Festival in the Contemporary Art Centre named after S. Kurekhin (Saint-Petersburg)
2009 – „Correspondence” in cooperation with Lubov Kuzmina. „Ulybka” (smile) Illustrations” Festival (MoMMA, Moscow)

PHOTOGRAPHY:

2013 – The „Loose Interpretation” objects exhibition within the „Performance Art” project (”Open Stage” venue, Moscow)
2013 – „Art Virus” visual installation within the „Art Likbez” project of the „MOZHET!” (Can!) Festival (Krasnodar)
2012 – „Body and visual” photo exhibition in cooperation with Maxim Kalmykov within the programme of the „Evening of performance” (”Open Stage” venue, Moscow)
2012 – „Body and visual” photo exhibition in cooperation with Maxim Kalmykov within the programme of the „Evening of performance” (”Open Stage” venue, Moscow)
2011 – „Inner sight” photo exhibition in cooperation with Maxim Kalmykov + „Psychoanalysis” graphic work for Contemporary and Traditional Art Festival „Vera” (Manezh Exhibition Venue, Moscow)
2008 – „Inner sight” photo exhibition in cooperation with Maxim Kalmykov + „Psychoanalysis” graphic work + production „Strange Dreams” in cooperation with F. Sitnikov and K. Vinogradsky, Young Art Biennale „Stoy! Ktoidet?” (Stop! Who is coming?), Fast Theatre „Justo” (MoMMA, Moscow)
2007 – „Emotions” photo project in cooperation with Maxim Kalmykov, for Fashion and Style in Photography Exhibition (Moscow House of Photography, Moscow)