Sofya Skidan
b. 1996 — Ukhta, Russia
Lives and works in Bali, Indonesia


Sofya Skidan was born in 1996 in Ukhta, Russia. She graduated from the Saint-Petersburg State University of Film and Television and Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia. She is also a professional yoga instructor, which is reflected in her choice of materials, techniques, and subject matter.

Works with installation, performance, sculpture and video. She explores ways of perceiving the world as information, questions about intuition and transformations, reflections on speculative history, and the spectator’s visionary experience. Her work is a site-specific installation, in which artifacts of post-digital reality are combined with elements of a lost natural landscape, and Eastern spiritual practices with modern Western critical theory, reflecting the problems of our time. Tapping into the complexities of postcontemporary, Skidan raises questions around updated understandings of human and non human identity within today’s technogenic culture in the anthropocene.


Saint-Petersburg university of Cinematography and TV (2013-2018)
Rodchenko art school (2014-2017)


Conjuring Stolen/Trapped Memories, Voskhod Gallery, Basel, 2023
Within This Vast Zone of the Impalpable, Alisa Gallery, Moscow, 2021⠀
Transverse Hyperspace, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, 2018
Dynamic Pieces, Rodchenko Art School, Moscow,2016


Write Your Name, Alisa gallery, Dubai, 2024
The Work of Body, Parq Art Space, Bali, 2023
Ioginality, Dubai, online, 2023
X-Nowness, Basel Art Center, Basel, 2022
Le Cru et Le Cui, Ethnographic Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg, 2021
Re-enchanted, Voskhod Gallery, Bazel,  2021
Blazar, Moscow, 2021
Archstoynie, Nicola-Lenivetz, 2021
Artificial History Museum, Darwin Museum, Moscow, 2021
Cosmoscow, Gostiny Dvor, Moscow, 2021
Future cities, Public-art festival, Moscow, St.Petersburg, Krasnodar, N.Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyrsk, 2021
Porto Design Biennale, Porto, 2021
Springs.video. Streaming contemporary art, Lithuanian Council for Culture, 2021
Sreda.v-a-c, 2021
Traning Fantasia, Typography Center for Contemporary Art, Krasnodar, 2021
20:20 Time Stopped, MOMMA, Moscow, 2020
15th Minutes Break, All-Russia Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art , Moscow, 2020
The Coming World: Ecology as the New Politics 2030–2100, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2019
Presense, Sevkabel, Saint-Petersburg, 2019
Animal Internet, Khodyanka Gallery, Moscow, 2019
Going Unconscious / Trembling / With eyes open / I see you / Surrender, HSE art gallery, Moscow, 2018
Boa constrictor eating an elephant, 25 kadr gallery, Moscow young bienalle, 2018
Unseen, Amsterdam, 2017
8 level, Winzavod, Moscow, 2017
Inside of the Art, The Pushkin Museum and Tsvetnoy, Moscow, 2016
About Rodchenko School. 10Years, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, 2016
Vienna Photo-book Festival, Vienna, 2016
Converse Review, Shabolovka gallery, Moscow, 2016


Award «Digital dreams» by Cultural Creative Agency Qatar-Russia, 2020
Scholarship within the program of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in support of emerging artists 2019/2020
Space design and video-art for play «Locker room talk», winner of Black Box residency in the Meyerhold center, 2019
Nomination on Kuryokhin prize, Best Visual Art Project, project «Transverse hyperspace», 2018

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