Sofya Skidan
b. 1996 — Ukhta, Russia

Lives and works in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg.

She graduated Saint- Petersburg university of cinema and TV, Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia, as well professional yoga instructor. In artistic practice, she researches ways of perception outward things as information,rethinking eastern philosophy, space`s aura, reflection on the speculative history, viewer`s visionary experience. She is trying to find the line between nature`s discourse and technogenic contemporary. Her artistic practice center on new media theory, post- digital aesthetics, biomedia theory, new body and yoga philosophy as methods shift in the perception.Working with the different media artist site-specific installations, using artefact of post- digital reality with nostalgic elements about losing Nature`s landscape. Tapping into the complexities of postmodernity, Skidan raises questions around updated understandings of identity within today’s technogenic culture, as well as the crisis of nature and the fast-approaching environmental tipping point in the age of the anthropocene.


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

Transverse hyperspace, Fragment gallery, Moscow, 2018
Dynamic pieces, Rodchenko art school, Moscow,2016


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
Antischool fest Bol, ZIL, Moscow, 2019
Artist method, Electromuseum, Moscow, 2019
Going Unconscious / Trembling / With eyes open / I see you / Surrender, HSE art gallery, Moscow,2018.
Performance by Strange attractors, Synthposium, Moscow, 2018;
Boa constrictor eating an elephant, 25 kadr gallery, Moscow young bienalle, 2018
Performance by Strange attractors, for art-prize Innovation, Moscow, 2018
Unseen photo-book festival, Amsterdam, 2017
8 level, Winzavod, Moscow, 2017
Inside of the Ar t, the Pushkin museum and Tsvetnoy shop, Moscow, 2016
About Rodchenko School. 10Years, Multimedia art museum, Moscow, 2016
Converse Review, Shabolovka gallery, Moscow, 2016


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

Gived lection about «The taboo in art: sexuality, emancipation, new body and alienation», «New wave: post-internet art», «Inernet-archeology».

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