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Exhibition: Irina Ivannikova. Renovation

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FotoDepartament presents new exhibition at the gallery: 


Irina Ivannikova


11 February – 25 April 2017

Place: FotoDepartament, 24, Vosstania street / 2nd yard on left side / 1st floor / “Fligel” creative space

Exhibition opening: 11 February, Saturday, at 6 PM


Opening program:

«Сonventions» delegated performance / at 6 PM

During the performance, we are going to see the layering of non-obvious dividing lines between real event and reconstruction. The vernissage event itself can be defined as a space, reconstructed for renovation of view, questions and senses.

Artist-talk / at 6.40 PM

During the talk, Irina Ivannikova will tell about her work on the latest project “Repairs”, in which multimedia practice combine her interests in photography, installation and performance arts.


About the project:

The project has begun with the repairs photos folder I found on the internet. I was sorting them by categories and then it was more of a procrastination. Further, I decided to use construction and building materials in my installations and during the process I realized it was the way to understand and feel my inner reconstruction, the way to live through crisis.

The room in installation is an existential shelter for inner events fixation through the reconstruction of repairs. My installations photographs are the continuation of photo archive, found on the internet. Their combination detects flickering of borders between inner and outer, imaginary and real spaces. Photography is fixating duration and immobility of changes. Watching the permanent repairing process is becoming a self-value.

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Irina Ivannikova / Moscow

1986 Born in Moscow, Russia


2013 — 2015 FotoDepartament.Institute, curator Nadya Sheremetova (St. Petersburg, Russia);

2014 — 2015 Institute of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia);

2013 — 2015 Media-poetry Laboratory (Moscow, Russia);

2013 — 2014 Performance Art studio, curator Liza Morozova (Moscow, Russia);

2012 — 2013 Performance Art school PYRFYR Solyanka vpa (Moscow, Russia);

2011 — 2012 Media Performance Laboratory MMOMA (Moscow, Russia);

2002 — 2007 Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (Moscow, Russia);

Exhibitions: Festival “Media Performance” ММОМА, Moscow (2012), Performance Festival  “Hopscotch” ММОМА (2013), Festival “Performance art” Moscow (2013), Multimedia Art Museum «Contemporary russian artists» Moscow (2013), Skolkovo gallery «Media-poetry machines» Moscow (2015),Electromuseum «Digital poet» Moscow (2015), Electronic Literature Festival «Decentering: Global Electronic Literature. This is not a utopia», Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen, Norway (2015), FotoDepartament «Present is happening» St. Petersburg (2016), etc.

Portfolio at FotoDepartament Gallery

artisrt’s website

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Several artist prints were printed at IMATEKA Print Bureau, Moscow /

Informational support: Be-in / The Village / Artguide / IKONA mag /


All photographs are available for purchase. Please, contact FotoDepartament Gallery, Nadya Sheremetova  / +7-901-301-7994


Media accreditation:
tel: +7 (901) 301-7994

Gallery / Foundation FotoDepartament

24, Vosstania street / 2nd yard on left side / 1st floor / “Fligel” space

191014, Saint-Petersburg / Russia
Subway station: Vosstania square / Chernishevskaya

Open everyday 12.00 till 20.00

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