Julia Vergazova

b. in 1987

Lives and works in Moscow

In her projects Julia addresses to semiotics and linguistics of modernity. Area of her interest includes redefinition of prior distances between biology and technology, natural and syn­thetic in­tel­li­gence. As part of her re­search-based prac­tice she tends to de­velop spec­u­la­tive nar­ra­tives in the blind spots of the reality like unobvious communications and crypto-economies. She is curious about borderline bodies, cyber organisms and revisiting concepts of human and non-human. Accelerating automation and replacing people with machines poses an artist in front of new po­lit­i­cal, eth­i­cal and philo­soph­i­cal ques­tions. Julia’s practice is focused on research and diving deep into the context of mutating, accelerating reality.

 

Education

2020– Academy of Media Art Cologne (KHM), Masters degree

2019–2020: Laboratory of Art Critic, Moscow

2019–2019: Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts

2016–2019: The Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia

2014–2015: Moscow School of Contemporary Art “Free Workshops”: Theory and Philosophy of Contemporary Art

2009–2014: Savitsky Penza Art College, Master of Fine Arts

2004–2009: Penza State University, Mathematician and Software Developer

 

Achievements

2021 Media Art Residency in Košice, K.A.I.R & UNESCO, SK

2021 Finalist of NOVA ART Contest, RU

2021 ACM Creativity and Cognition partisipant, US

2020 NeurlPS Workshop on Machine Learning, US

2019 Artists in Residence Programme of Moscow-Düsseldorf Cultural Exchange, DE

2019 Fellowship for Artists at Salzburg Summer Academy, AU

2019 Kuryokhin Prize nominee, RU

 

Solo shows

2021

Sole Soil, Šopa Gallery, Košice

2020

Incompossible Approximations, Bladosfera exhibition space, Moscow

Gradient Descent into the Wetlands, Site-specific one-day exhibition in the wetlands of Losiny Ostrov National Park, Moscow

2018

Flora.onion, Smirnov and Sorokin Foundation, Moscow

Heat immortality, Maxim Boxer Gallery, Moscow

  

Selected group shows

2021

Art of the Future, International Biennale of Media Art, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

Code of Art, Ground Solyanka Gallery, Moscow

Sound cinema, Cinema Filmkunstkino Duesseldorf

ZECHE, New Now Festival, Essen, Germany

To the Right is a White Forest, Peredelkino, Moscow

New Skin: the Myth of Technological Sensibility, Sevkabel port, St. Petersburg

ACM Creativity and Cognition, virtual show/Venice

Svan/Nectar, one-day video show for plants, Moscow

Born Digital, Karne Kunst&Flusslab virtual exhibition, Berlin

Staying with the Trouble, Air ITMO gallery, St. Petersburg

Caption poetry, collective video show, Cologne Railway Station, Cologne

Speculative Design and Decolonization of the Future, Elec- tromuseum, Moscow

 

2020

NeurlPS Workshop on Machine Learning, AI Art Gallery

Homo Communicans, MMOMA, Moscow

Blazar, Museum of Moscow, Moscow

Long desired, abandoned manor, Sushnevo-1

Love you Internet, online exhibition, Ural NCCA

 

2019

Moskauer Positionen, Atelier am Eck, Düsseldorf

Internet of animals, Ground Khodynka Gallery, Moscow

World Art Fest, Imitate Modern Gallery, London

Cosmoscow Art Fair, Gostiny Dvor, Moscow

After Us, 5th Ural Industrial Biennale, Yekaterinburg

Exhibition of nominees of Kuryokhin Prize, St. Petersburg

Blind Spot, Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow

Big City Life, Winzavod, Moscow

ASTRA LAB, Tsvetnoy ART Basement, Moscow

Between windows, Phillips Auction House, Moscow

 

2018

Mad house, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

Winzavod.Open: Classroom meeting, Winzavod contemporary art center, Moscow

Open Museum, Electromuseum, Moscow

11th CyberFest. Weather Forecast: Digital Cloudiness, St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, St. Petersburg

The Hangover, Maxim Boxer Gallery, Moscow

 

2017

Reductionist march, The Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia, Moscow

The place where no one could have a dream: from the sacred geography to the non-place, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

Exchange, The Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia, Moscow

Idea, where are thou?, The Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia, Moscow

Bad Video Art Festival, A3 Gallery, Moscow

Through the lenses, The Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia, Moscow

Machine world, Tula museum of history and art, Tula

 

2016

Habitabilis, The Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia, Moscow

Threats, Polygraphy Hall Exhibition Space, Moscow

The city from the inside, Bogorodskoye Gallery, Moscow

The Temptation of St. Anthony, Polygraphy Hall Exhibition Space, Moscow

Antimuseum, Electromuseum Exhibition Space, Moscow

The 5th World Biennial of Student Photography, University of Novi Sad Academy of Art, Novi Sad, Serbia

Crime Scene, Polygraphy Hall Exhibition Space, Moscow

 

2015

Up to 15% off for buying a set, Bogorodskoye Gallery, Moscow

Sound Visualization, Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art Special Parallel Program, We Art Gallery, Moscow

Future. Visual Arts in the Imaginary Future, Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art Special Parallel Program, “Worker and Kolkhoz Woman” Museum and Exhibition Center, Moscow

Sub Observationem/Under surveillance, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

Mastering the Freedom, Center for Creative Industries “Factory”, Moscow BookArt, Buryatia Republic National Library, Ulan-Ude

BookArt, Buryatia Republic National Library, Ulan-Ude

Artist's Book, Prospect Library, Moscow

 

2014

Intrusion, Ground Khodynka Gallery, Moscow

 

PUB­LIC COL­LEC­TIONS

 

MAMM Mul­ti­me­dia Art Mu­seum Moscow

Sergey Kuryokhin Cen­ter for Mod­ern Art

Cy­land Video Archive

 

Bibliography

Shalamov, Brodsky and meat grinder”, New Newspaper, vol. 51, May 2015

Freedom: is it a medal or is it a door?”, Independent Newspaper, May 2015

Workshop 2015. Sub observationem”, KULTOBZOR, July 2015