Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov was born in 1988. He currently lives and works in Moscow.
Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov studied genetics (bioengineering) and philology in Moscow. After finishing his academic studies, Ilya took an interest in art, actively sketching and creating ideas for his future works.
The main motif of Fedotov-Fedorov’s art is the use of natural scientific knowledge. The artist adopts its main characteristics: the depiction of biological processes and forms from the cell to the habitat, linguistic features and ways of presenting knowledge (formulas, drawings, and so on), methodological principles and types of representation (entomological collections, card catalogues). With their help, he reveals the subjective nature of the acquisition of knowledge and its dependence on individual experience. He shows that we perceive and describe the surrounding world in accordance with the language we use.
The artist’s portfolio includes a large number of solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries in Russia and Europe. The artist was nominee for the State Prize in Contemporary Art “Innovation-2018” in the category “New Generation” (Russia). Ilya participated in the Main Project and Parallel Programme of the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art and in residencies in Spain and Switzerland. In 2018 Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov will take a part in a residency at the Jan van Eyck Academy (Maastricht, Netherlands). The artist had been selected by the Vroman Foundation as its first Fellow.
2018 Justine Emard / Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov. Rites De Passage, Galerie Charraudeau, Paris, France 2018 Collection of pink book №2, The State Biology Museum named after K.A. Timiryazev, Moscow, Russia 2018 Reagenz, Dreiviertel, Bern, Switzerland 2018 Preservation Instinct, Vacation Gallery, New York, USA 2018 Museum of Poisons, Anna Nova Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia 2017 Nonatu, 3\4 space, Bern, Switzerland 2017 Preservation Instinct, The Parallel Program of the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia 2016 Closed Systems or Nothing to do with Tardigrades, The Parallel Program of the 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, 11.12 Gallery, Moscow, Russia 2016 Collection of the Pink Book, Museum ART4, Moscow, Russia 2015 Umbracle the City of Arts and Sciences by Santiago Calatrava – Metamorphosis, Valencia, Spain 2015 Homo Sapiens Lonely – Homo Sapiens Solitarius, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia 2014 Social Experiment, Gallery WEART, Moscow, Russia
Selected group exhibitions
2018 Consequence, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia 2018 Exhibition of the nominees for The State Prize in Contemporary Art «Innovation», Russian State Library, Moscow, Russia 2018 Modeling the space, Berthold Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia 2017 A posteriori, Ural Vision Gallery. The Parallel Program of the 4th Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia 2017 Workshops`17. Over There, Where No One Dreams: from Sacred Geography to Non-Place, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia 2017 ...Hurrah! Sculpture!, Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg, Russia 2016 The City in Personal Time, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia 2016 New Malachite Box, Ural branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts, Yekaterinburg, Russia 2016 Non-Ocial Language Only, Winzavod, Moscow, Russia 2016 Heritage. Nature, Gallery Victoria, Samara, Russia 2016 Reflect, Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia 2016 View, Anna Nova Gallery and Veranda, St. Petersburg, Russia 2015 Science.Art Week, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia 2015 Military Museum, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia 2015 Holiday, The Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk, Russia 2015 Art Logistics, Gallery Change, Kazan, Russia 2015 Development of Freedom, CSI Factory, Moscow, Russia 2015 Sub Observationem, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia 2015 Do Better, Gallery A3, Moscow, Russia 2014 Research Institute, Gallery on Solyanka, Moscow, Russia 2014 Media Poetry, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia 2014 The New Wave, Gallery MSK Eastside Gallery, Moscow, Russia 2014 Fake, Gallery Random, Moscow, Russia 2014 Fake, Gallery A3, Moscow, Russia 2013 Entre, Gallery Open Stage, Moscow, Russia
Festivals and Biennale
2017 The Main project of the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art. Curator: Yuko Hasegawa, New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia 2016 Starting Point, The Parallel Program of the 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, FABRIKA Centre for Creative industries, Moscow, Russia 2014 The Boundaries of Action, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, The Special Project, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia 2014 Isolated Posts – Photobiennale, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
2018 Residency at the Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium 2018 Residency at AFEW International, Culture Initiative fund, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2018 Residency at the Van Eyck Academy and Vroman Fellowship, Maastricht, Netherlands 2017 Residency Residency.ch, Bern, Switzerland 2017 Residency Centre D’Arte La Rectoria, Barcelona, Spain