Innovation Prize Winner Sasha Pirogova discusses her key projects and creative interests with Andrey Kovalev.
Sasha Pirogova is a young Moscow-based artist who graduated in physics from the Moscow State University in 2010 and in New Media from Rodchenko Art School in 2014. She has taken part in art residencies in Paris, Leipzig, and Berlin and received the Innovation Prize (New Generation category), as well as a special prize for her video Biblimen in 2013. In 2016 she became a fellow of Garage’s grant program in support of young Russian artists.
Working mainly with video, performance, and contemporary dance, Sasha Pirogova explores movement, space-time relations, and intermediate states between everyday and artistic (or spontaneous and theatrical) gestures. In 2017 she took part in Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art and Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art. Pirogova had her first solo exhibition Magic Tricks at the Moscow Manege in 2016 and a year later together with Grisha Bruskin and Recycle Group she represented Russia at the 57th Venice Biennale (her video Garden was shown as part of Theatrum Orbis project in the Russian Pavilion).