The video artist and activist Taisiya Krugovykh belongs to a young, political, and socially engaged generation of artists that uses the freedom of the Internet to create and distribute actions, and is thus part of an international network. She lives in Moscow and works in the circle revolving around the artist groups Voina and Pussy Riot. Her piece The Anthem (2014) conveys a physical sense of how it feels to be powerless in view of what is developing in her country. While a choir sings the Russian national anthem, the artist is on stage, enveloping her head in plastic wrap and adhesive tape. Eventually, she cuts off her breath and at the end, collapses lifelessly. In her Film Moscow, I Love You (2010) the audience follows a doll on its way through Moscow on the subway, by car, and by ship. Accompanied by the melancholy sounds of Philip Glass, subtitles tell the doll’s story of her increasing depression and lethargy in the face of society’s coldness and the lack of human communication in the big city.
Born in 1982 in Moscow.
Videoartist, performer, member of “Gogol’s Wives” art group.
Selected solo and group exhibitions and projects
St Petersburg, Manifetsa, "Cinema for migrants" , video 2014 – Stuttgart, Theater Rampe, «Exercises in vagrancy», quest for citizens
Frankfurt, exhibition in parallel to the Manifetsa in St Petersburg, Photo Exhibition – ”Transparent oil”
Moscow, Moscow Museum , the exhibition “Upstairs“, installation " Trupoprovod "
Norway , Oslo Screen Festival, the video "Shading, Similar to All the Previous"
Norway , Atelier Nord, video «Beard»
Saint-Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum - the international exhibition "Ghosts of identity" , September 21
the video " FADE , similar the previous "
Alma- Ata , Space LES, video “FADE , similar the previous” personal exhibition
Vladivostok, the exhibition at the International Film Festival of Asian Paci"c Countries Paci"c Meridian, videoinstallation "Cinema for migrants "
Wexhibition, France , "Many people just pretend to read the newspaper ," installation
Moscow, Gallery START, personal exhibition " Cinema for migrants" , video
Norway , Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, «Beard», video
Italy, Gallery Nina Due, exhibition of russian videoart , video "Panorama " Video dalla mostra Video Arte dalla Russia / III a cura di Antonio Geusa, galleria Nina Due, 2012
Exhibition "Silence - is death », ArtPlay, Paddy Wagon, video
Gallery «E.K.ArtByuro» exhibition «Show and Tell», «Papa was searching for a cow», installation and video
Gallery «Of"ce », «Artplay», exhibition "Antihero", "Killer", Video
4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art: «Kimberdy aum il da bur», video
Sweden , Moderna Museet, «Panorama», video
International Festival of Krasnoyarsk Media Arts / Videoart, program Narrative form, " Window " , video
Rodchenko School of Modern Art, "Shaman" , video, together with Anna Kabisova
2013 - IDFA Competition for Mid-Length Documentary
The Winner of the NTR IDFA Award