Artist

 
 
bio
 
       The artist is a representative of the Tver post underground. In a certain period of her life, she belonged to the category of marginals. She lives and creates in an environment of dystopia - this is her place of power and at the same time self-destruction. Rejecting a harmful lifestyle, the artist recreated her feelings and thoughts through art, linking them to the local context.
 
Artist Statement
 
      The main medium is temporary, floor, sand canvases. Working with sand has its roots in the performative practice of creating animation with bulk materials, which the artist has been doing for more than 5 years. There is a deliberate decorativeness in the works, this is a good imprint of classical education. Sand for the artist is the dust of the earth “from dust you were taken and to dust you shall return”. The material is full of symbolism about time, human finiteness. The theme of art is the study of human essence, the soul and its searches, vices, experiences, mistakes in the conditions of anti-utopia, by the method of comprehending oneself, society, God. There are many bodily images in the artist's works, since the body is a temple of the spirit and the embodiment of the existential in the material world. The artist chose the human soul as the center of her art. Subsequently, the works embody themselves as allegories, metaphors, conceptual grotesque, some messages.
 
Education
 2022 - HSE course "contemporary art" (2022)
2022 - Resident "22 gallery" (2022, Moscow)
 
2021 - CSI new artistic strategies (2021, Moscow)
 
2008-2014 Moscow State Institute of Culture and Arts, decorative and applied arts (Khimki)
 
2004 -2008 College of Culture and Arts. N.A. Lvova, arts and crafts (Tver)
 
Personal exhibitions
2023 - "Articulated Man" CTI "Factory" (Moscow)
 
2022 - "The Earth will cry out" NII Sreda (Moscow)
 
2021 - "-Body / minus body" in the Railroad Center, Room Gallery (Tver)
 
2020 - Belyaevo Identity Center, Conservation of Memories. Grant for the exhibition from the association "Exhibition Halls of Moscow" (Moscow)
 
2019 - Exhibition hall in the shopping center "Univer" personal exhibition "Grotesque. Installation. Arte Povera (Tver)
 
Group exhibitions
2022 - Museum of Moscow "Hybrids", Triumph (Moscow)
 
2022 - "Paradoxes of evolution" Exhibition halls of the Darwin Museum (Moscow)
 
2022 - "Traveler's Mood", Damirov Gallery (Moscow)
 
2022 - "Perevorot", White Alleys (Moscow)
 
2022 - KC Rails "From the station by tram to the volcano" (Tver)
 
2021 - Yulia Yakubovich Foundation "Not touching the body" (Moscow)
 
2021 - Gallery Victoria "1m" (Samara)
 
2021 - Gallery "Nagornaya" "Creation by destruction" (Moscow)
 
2021 - Space "Art Hub", "Preporation of Bohemia" (Ivanovo)
 
2021 - Space "Sevcable", "Visibility", cluster "history of one project" (St. Petersburg)
 
2021 - Art cluster "Tavrida", "myths of new media" (Koktybel)
 
2021 - Art space "Kochegarnya", "Childhood" as part of the festival "SNeZhI" (Tomsk)
 
2020 - Izmailovo Exhibition Hall, "Man in Translation" as part of the Polish Film Festival "Vistula" (Moscow)
 
2019 - KC "Typography", "Moved by a dream" (Krasnodar)
 
Biennale/parallel programs of the Biennale
2021 - Exhibition project "Family Values" in the gallery "on sandy" (special program of the VII Moscow Youth Biennale for Young Art) (Moscow)
 
2021 – Prague Media Art Biennale “RE CONNECT ART” (Prague)
 
Trade fairs
 
2021 - WinWin CCA Winzavod (Moscow)
 
2018 -2022 - Art Revolucion Taipei (Taipei)
 
Grants/Awards
 
 2021 - Grant for the implementation of the "Licking Wounds" project from the TSHR within the framework of the "Vulgarity" project (Moscow)
 
2020 - Grant for holding an exhibition from the association "Exhibition Halls (Moscow). Belyaevo Identity Center (Moscow) personal exhibition "Conservation of Memories".
 
2019 - Finalist of the competition "The 2nd Silk Road & Young Dreams" (nomination sand animator) (Beijing)
 
Video clubs
 
2022- Gallery "Bomba", video art "Articulated Man" (Moscow)
 
2021 - Center for Contemporary Art S. Kuryokhin, video art "Hinged Man" (St. Petersburg)
 
Performative performance with sand animation
 
2020- Cultural Center "Rails", performance "Time" (Tver)
 
Media publications
 
https://tver.aif.ru/culture/events/kak_dostuchatsya_do_dushi_hudozhnica_katarina_lav_-_o_sovremennom_iskusstve
 
https://tver.aif.ru/culture/art/ya_sama_proshla_cherez_eto_katarina_lav_iz_tveri_o_svoey_installyacii_16
 
https://tver.aif.ru/culture/art/lyudi_plakali_na_otkrytii_vystavki-installyacii_minus_telo_16_v_tveri
 
https://tvernews.ru/news/241462/