Along with leading international artists from around the world, the 4th Ural Industrial Biennial also includes Russian artists, both established and young, from throughout the country, including the Ural Region.
“The curator has chosen a variety of names, from early cinema experimenters to contemporary generation of media artists, who research how technology influences today’s reality. He spent a considerable amount of time getting familiar with the Ural art scene, and among the chosen artists are those, for whom the biennial is their first experience of international exhibition”, – Alisa Prudnikova, the biennial commissioner.
In 2017 the biennial also expands its geographic boundaries and time frame. The program covers 28 cities, and for the first time it begins two months before the official opening. The Artist-in- Residence program routes with a total span of 19,000 km start beginning on July, 15. More than 100 hours of the intellectual platform and educational program events are planned. “Along different editions of the biennial the program logic has been changing – from personal interventions in operating enterprises, to collective tours of invited artists across the Urals. This year the routes integrate weekend trips, contemporary art, and getting familiar with industrial heritage. Art-routes are a good reason to visit Ekaterinburg and see the biennial with your own eyes”, – Alisa Prudnikova.
The industrial specifics of the Urals is a unique feature and a constant theme of this cultural project. “The Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art is a rare example of a large-scale project of international significance in the Russian regions; it is innovative for the whole biennial system due to live interaction of artistic practice and industry. We invite influential representatives of the industry to cooperation, both as participants and as organizational committee members. We can confidently call the biennial a flagship project of the National Centre for Contemporary Arts as part of ROSIZO, since development and comprehensive support of the regional artistic community, and engaging a wide audience in the cultural context are among priority areas of our work”, – Sergey Perov, Director general of the ROSIZO State Museum and Exhibition Center.
In 2017 the biennial theme New Literacy will explore how the fourth industrial revolution is transforming the way we live, work, dream, and play. “The 4th industrial revolution is being shaped by new literacies around images, movements, and languages. All industrial revolutions transform our relation to space and time, as well as work and play. Today most of us walk around every day with an immense archive of images in our pockets; the changing nature of work, and the movement of the body, both individual and collective, defines a kind of choreography; language is adapting once again to this new revolution. The 4th Ural Biennal will explore this through its themes of “image as witness, the choreographies of capital,” and “the persistence of the word”, – João Ribas, curator of the main project of the 4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art.
List of the main project artists:
1. 18 Apples (Ippolit Markelov, Lucy Odzhomoko, -=KRA_RED=-). Formed in 2014, Moscow, Russia.
2. Basel Abbas (1983, Nicosia, Cyprus) & Ruanne Abou-Rahme (1983, Boston, USA). Live and work between Ramallah, Palestine, and New York, USA.
3. Aperto (Elena Yushina). Launched in 2015, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, and Berlin, Germany.
4. Doug Ashford (1958, Rabat, Morocco). Lives and works in New York, USA.
5. Babi Badalov (1959, Lerik, Azerbaijan). Lives and works in Paris, France.
6. Antonina Baever (1989, Moscow, Russia). Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
7. Eric Baudelaire (1973, Salt-Lake-City, USA). Lives and works in Paris, France.
8. Alexander Bazhenov (1989, Sukhoi Log, Russia). Lives and works in Pervouralsk and Ekaterinburg, Russia.
9. Anna-Sophie Berger (1989, Vienna, Austria). Lives and works in New York, USA, and Vienna, Austria.
10. Hugo Canoilas (1977, Lisbon, Portugal). Lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
11. Petra Cortright (1986, Santa Barbara, USA). Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.
12. Cecile B. Evans (1983, Cleveland, USA). Works and lives in London, UK.
13. Harun Farocki (1944, Novy Jičín, Czech Republic – 2014, Berlin, Germany).
14. Carla Filipe (1973, Vila Nova da Barquinha, Portugal). Lives and works in Porto, Portugal.
15. Forensic Architecture (Charles Heller, Lorenzo Pezzani). Organized in 2011. Based in London, UK.
16. Evgeny Granilshchikov (1985 Moscow, Russia). Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
17. Thomas Hirschhorn (1957, Bern, Switzerland). Lives and works in Paris, France.
18. Jenny Holzer (1950, Gallipolis, USA). Lives and works in New York, USA.
19. Dmitriy Kalashnikov (1986, Arkhangelsk, Russia). Lives and works in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
20. Lyudmila Kalinichenko (1985, Miass, Russia). Lives and works in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
21. Alexey Kallima (1969, Grozny, Russia). Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
22. Taisia Korotkova (1980 Moscow, Russia). Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
23. Olya Kroytor (1986, Moscow, Russia). Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
24. Christina Kubisch (1948, Bremen, Germany). Lives and works in Hoppengarten, Germany.
25. Salome Lamas (1987, Lisbon, Portugal). Lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal.
26. Lumiere Brothers. Louis Jean Lumiere (1864, Besancon, France – 1948, Bandol, France), Auguste Louis Marie Nicholas Lumiere (1864, Besancon, France – 1954, Lyon, France).
27. Taus Makhacheva (1983, Moscow, Russia). Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
28. Aleksandr Medvedkin (1900, Penza, Russia – 1989, Moscow, Russia)
29. Groupe Medvedkine. Founded in 1967, Besançon, France.
30. Robert Morris (1931, Kansas City, USA). Lives and works in New York, USA.
31. Melvin Moti (1977, Rotterdam, Netherlands). Lives and works in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
32. Otto Neurath (1882, Vienna, Austria – 1945, Oxford, UK) / IZOSTAT.
33. Pedro Neves Marques (1984 Lisbon, Portugal). Lives and works in New York, USA.
34. Alexander Obrazumov (1981, Vidnoe, Russia). Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
35. Pavel Otdelnov (1979, Dzerzhinsk, Russia). Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
36. Alexandra Paperno (1978, Moscow, Russia). Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
37. Sasha Pirogova (1986 Moscow, Russia). Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
38. Sergey Poteryaev (1988, Ekaterinburg, Russia). Lives and works in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
39. Kirill Preobrazhensky (1970, Moscow, Russia). Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
40. Julien Previeux (1974, Grenoble, France). Lives and works in Paris, France.
41. Yvonne Rainer (1934, Richmond, USA). Lives and works in California and New York.
42. Mika Rottenberg (1985, Buenos Aires, Argentina). Lives and works in New York, USA.
43. Moises Saman (1974, Lima, Peru). Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.
44. Kirill Savchenkov (1987, Moscow, Russia). Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.
45. Susan Schuppli (1959, Ottawa, Canada). Lives and works in London, UK.
46. Kurt Schwitters (1887, Hannover, Germany – 1948, Kendal, UK).
47. Alexei Shchigalev (1989, Ust’-Chernaya, Russia). Lives and works in Perm, Russia.
48. Shirota I Dolgota (Yulia Kurmangalina, Natalia Petukhova, Emil Khafizov, Sasha Kulak). Launched in 2015, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
49. Slavs and Tatars. Founded in 2005. Participants live and work in USA, France and Poland.
50. Pilvi Takala (1981, Helsinki, Finland). Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
51. Fyodor Telkov (1986, Nizhny Tagil, Russia). Lives and works in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
52. Tipatzeha (Kristina Kolesnikova, Sveta Mullari, Nina Stadnik, Lena Chetverik). Formed in 2014, Moscow, Russia.
53. Oraib Toukan (1977, Boston, USA) and Ala Younis (1974, Kuwait). Toukan lives and works in Oxford, UK, Younis lives and works in Amman, Jordan.
54. Tromarama (Febie Babyrose, Herbert Hans Maruli A., Ruddy Hatumena). Formed in 2006, Bandung, Indonesia.
55. Urban Fauna Laboratory. Founded in 2011, Moscow, Russia.
56. Alexander Veryovkin (1987, Saint-Petersburg, Russia). Lives and works in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
57. Where Dogs Run (Natalia Grekhova, Olga Inozemtseva, Alexei Korzukhin, Vladislav Bulatov). Founded in 2000, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
58. Yonamine (1975, Luanda, Angola). Lives and works between Lisbon, Luanda and Berlin.
59. ZhKP. Formed in 2012, Nizhny Tagil, Russia.
60. ZIP (Eldar Ganeev, Evgeny Rimkevich, Stepan Subbotin, Vasily Subbotin). Formed in 2009, Krasnodar, Russia.