Shortlist of 2018/2019 Art and Technology Grant Program Announced

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and BMW Group have announced the five finalists of the Art and Technology grant program.

Along with a 30,000-ruble monthly fellowship and the chance to implement the project described in their application, the winner will have the opportunity to visit BMW HQ, the BMW Museum, and BMW Welt in Munich, where they can consult with the company’s experts and engineers regarding their project.

The winner is due to be announced on July 2 in Gorky Park during the opening ceremony of the installation Preservation of Silence by sound artist Sergey Kasich, laureate of the 2017/2018 Art and Technology grant program.

The following artists have been shortlisted for the 2018/2019 Art and Technology grant program:

Anastasia Alekhina (b. 1989, Pyatigorsk), media artist. Graduate of the Media Performance Laboratory at Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2012) and Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia (The New Media workshop, 2015). Selected group shows: Perpetuum Mobile, Zarya Center for Contemporary Art, Vladivostok (2017); ProToArt, Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg (2017); Breakthrough, The Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow (2018). Participant of festivals: Prepared Wednesdays, ZIL Cultural Center, Moscow (2017); 5th Festival of New Culture, Music and Technology Synthposium, WINZAVOD Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow (2017); Music Tech Festival, Stockholm (2018). She lives and works in Moscow.

Yulia Glukhova (b. 1989, Moscow), video artist. Graduate in Film Direction of Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) (2012). Selected group shows: Earth Lab, Polytechnic Museum, Moscow (2016); Proving Humanity, VDNKh, Moscow (2018). Participant of the 10th International Festival of Experimental Sound Prepared Wednesdays, Moscow (2018). She lives and works in Moscow.

Vladlena Gromova (b. 1983, Petrozavodsk), media artist. Graduate in Design of the International Slavic Institute (Moscow, 2008) and in Art History of the European University in St. Petersburg (2014). Selected personal shows: Intro-version, Media Center Vykhod, Petrozavodsk (2008); Events, Media Center Vykhod, Petrozavodsk (2010). Selected group shows: History of Russian Video Art. Volume III, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2011); Open Museum, Electromuseum, Moscow (2019). Participant of ScienceArt Fest, WINZAVOD Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow (2011). Recipient of Kandinsky Prize (Young Artist. Project of the Year) (2007). She lives and works in Moscow.

Egor Kraft (b. 1986, Leningrad), interdisciplinary artist and researcher. Graduate of Gerlesborg School of Fine Arts (Sweden, 2008), Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia (2011) and Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Media Arts, 2014). Selected personal shows: Ákkta, Anna Nova Gallery, St. Petersburg (2018); Content Award Studies, Alexander Levy Gallery, Berlin (2019). Selected group shows: 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2016); Weather Forecast: Digital Cloudiness, Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, St. Petersburg (2018); Innovation as an Artistic Technique, The State Hermitage, St. Petersburg (2018); Ars Electronica Festival, Linz (2018); Negative Space. Trajectories of Sculpture, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (2019). He lives and works in Moscow and Vienna.

Boris Shershenkov (b. 1990, Vladivostok), sound artist. Graduate of St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics, and Optics, candidate of technical sciences (2015), and St. Petersburg State Institute of Film and Television (Radio Technologies / Audio-Visual Technologies, 2018). Participant of GEZ-21 Festival of Petersburg Noise Music, St. Petersburg (2014), International Festival of Experimental Sound Prepared Wednesdays, Moscow (2016 and 2017), and 12th Electro-Mechanica Festival, Alexandrinsky Theater New Stage, St. Petersburg (2017). He lives and works in St. Petersburg.


Preservation of Silence. Model of a temporary version, 2019
Concept: Sergei Kasich
Architecture: CXEMA architectural bureau
Acoustic engineering: Filipp Sologub
Courtesy of CХЕМА architectural bureau

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