Irina Zadorozhnaia

Based in St. Petersburg, Russia

Irina Zadorozhnaia works with various media including simulations, installation, video and photography. Her artistic practice appeals to a possible interaction between real, virtual and hypothetical. What defines a person in the epoch of digital technologies when the latter provoke constant redetermination of a possibility and a reality. This case is not a simple dichotomy of person/machine, nature/artificial, but the search for a place where something ends and another thing begins. Detection of relations between models ’describing our feelings’ and innovations.

Education:

  • 2013-2015 FotoDepartament.Institute (St. Petersburg, RU)
  • 2003 National Theatre, Cinema and Television University. Department of acting and directing (Kiev, UA)

Exhibitions:

  • 2017 «Journey to Jess» within the festival of contemporary photography «Presence II» «Berthold Centre» (St. Petersburg, RU)
  • 2017 «Relapse of Private» /National Centre of Contemporary Arts (Moscow, RU)
  • 2017 Art Fair Suomi (FI)
  • 2017 The presentation of the project «Journey to Jess» within the discussion «We are dealing with the image», Garage Museum (Moscow, RU)
  • 2016 «Peach garden. Installation» within the festival of contemporary photography «Presence» (St. Petersburg, RU)
  • 2016 Cosmoscow Art Fair (Moscow, RU)
  • 2016 «Machine. Evidences» as part of «Photoparade in Uglich» (Uglich, RU)
  • 2015 «The Observer Effect» (Stockholm, SE)
  • 2015 «The Observer Effect», the project presented at «Experiences of Brownian Motion» in The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography (Moscow, RU)
  • 2015 «Construction. Photography in search of approach» as part of «Photoparade in Uglich» (Uglich, RU)
  • 2015 «The Photobook Show» at Athens Photo Festival ’15 (Benaki Museum, Athen, GR)
  • 2014 Personal ‘The drill charted a point and bore a hole. Input/output. Where is the creature: inside or outside?’ (St. Petersburg, RU)
  • 2014 «Sam Izdam» (Novosibirsk, RU)
  • 2014 «Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair» (Krasnoyarsk, RU)
  • 2014 «Photobook Week Aarhus» (Aarhus, DK)
  • 2014 «Institute.Production» (Kazan, RU)
  • 2014 «I’mpressed» (St. Petersburg, RU)

Books:

  • 2017 «Machine» within the project "Amplitude №1"
  • 2016 «Machine»
  • 2015 «The Observer Effect» dummy
  • 2014 «The drill charted a point and bore a hole. Input/output. Where is the creature: inside or outside?»

Awards:

  • 2017 «Machine» within the project "Amplitude №1" has been shortlisted for Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards 2017
  • 2016 «Machine» has been shortlisted for 2016 Gomma Grant
  • 2015 «The Observer Effect» has been shortlisted for 2015 Unseen Dummy Award (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
  • 2015 «The Observer Effect» has been shortlisted for Spine Dummy Award 2015 (Stockholm, Sweden)

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