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Garage Library has selected new participants for the 2022 iteration of the project Single Copy. They are Lera Lerner (St. Petersburg), Denis Uranov (Tomsk), and Dima Filippov (Moscow).
Launched by Garage Library in 2017, Single Copy aims to support the medium of the artist's book in Russia. Every year the library's collections are supplemented with new, unique editions created by artists representing various artistic poetics and art environments.
Each of the artists will create an original artist's book that will become part of Garage Library by the end of March 2022. The works will be on view in showcases in the Library's reading room. The presentation of the books and a meeting with the artists will take place in April 2022.
In 2019–2021, the project participants were Anastasia Albokrinova, Lyudmila Baronina, Sergey Bespamyatnykh, DVR Movement, Tatyana Faskhutdinova, Asya Marakulina, Ivan Novikov, Haim Sokol, and Rostan Tavasiev.
Denis Uranov (b. 1994, Tomsk) is an artist. He graduated in Curatorship of Art Projects from the Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow, 2019), from the Institute for Contemporary Art (Moscow 2019), and from Rodchenko Art School (Moscow, 2020). He is currently a postgraduate student in Theory and History of Culture at Tomsk State University. He has participated in over 70 exhibitions in Austria, Brazil, Germany, Poland, Russia, the USA, and Uzbekistan. He has been resident at the Typography Center for Contemporary Art (Krasnodar, 2014–2017), Winzavod Open Studios (Moscow, 2017–2018), and the Art Residences of the North-West Branch of the Pushkin Museum (NCCA St. Petersburg) (Kronstadt, 2020). He lives and works between Krasnodar, Tomsk, and Moscow.
Lera Lerner (b. 1988, Leningrad) is performance and installation artist, author of creative research projects, curator, and founder of the Imaginary Museum of Displaced Faces. In 2012 she graduated from the Faculty of Biology and Soil Science of St. Petersburg State University and in 2015 completed PRO ARTE's School for Young Artists (St. Petersburg). Group exhibitions include: LOBSTERREALISM, New Museum, St. Petersburg (2018); Building of Being, Nizhny Tagil Museum-Reserve Gornozavodsk Ural / Nizhny Tagil State Museum of Fine Arts (2017); Life of the Living, Arsenal, Nizhny Novgorod; NCCA, Moscow (2016–2017); and Not a Museum * Laboratory of Aesthetic Suspicions, Novaya Industria Art Space, St. Petersburg (2014). She lives and works in St. Petersburg.
Dima Filippov (b. 1989, Miner, Altai Krai) is an artist. He studied at the Altai State Academy of Culture and Art (Barnaul) and the Institute of Contemporary Art (Moscow). Since 2013, he has been the co-organizer and curator of Electrozavod Gallery (Moscow). He lives and works in Moscow.
Dima Filippov, Cover of a Nonexistent Book, 2021
Courtesy of the artist