(c)2008-2014
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bio

Alex Anikina (b. 1989, Kolomna, Russia) is an artist-researcher, film-maker and occasional curator, currently a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London. She works with film, software, analog photography, book objects and language-based works. In her main practice as a film-maker, Anikina is screening and exhibiting internationally; notable shows include VI Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art; IV and V Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2014); Rencontres Internationals film festival at Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; MAGIKALCHARM Experimental Video Festival (2014 and 2015) at Anthology Film Archives, New York etc. Her works are held in the collection of National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow.

contact

sasha.anikina@gmail.com

education

2012-2013 MA Photography: Image and Electronic Arts, Goldsmiths University of London

2013-2015 MRes Art: Moving Image, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London

2015-2018 PhD Media and Communications, Goldsmiths University of London

teaching

2016-2018 Assistant Lecturer in Film and the Audiovisual at Goldsmiths, University of London

future & ongoing

November 2017 - two-artist show with Yagiz Ozden with Sanatorium gallery, Istanbul, curated by Yasemin Keskintepe

October 4, 2017 - October 2018 - ‘Мiр/Mir – The Village and the World’, a special project of the Krasnoyarsk Biennale of Contemporary Art

September 15, 2017 - artist talk at Creative AI meetup, with Lawrence Lek, curated by Luba Elliott

September 2, 2017 - The Political Animal at the Showroom, curated by Olga Koroleva

talks/papers

Non-life of film: artificial life in digital moving image - guest talk at Winchester School of Art, March 2017

Machine Gaze - artist talk at Interfaces Monthly, October 2016

Tiger Bones: Image Ecology in Anthropocene - lecture-performance at Will Nature Make A Man of Me Yet group show at Pi Artworks, London, September 1, 2016

April 11th, 2016 - lecture at Bots, Bodies, Beasts: The Art of Being Humble at Studium Generale Rietveld Academie 2016; MAPPING AND BEING MAPPED. NAVIGATION SYSTEMS, CONTROL ENVIRONMENTS AND COGNITIVE MAPS curated by Anselm Franke

March 10-15, 2016 - Screen and Audiovisual Research Unit panel presentation at MAGIS International Film Studies Spring School / Bodifications conference, Gorizia, Italy

November 3, 2015 - Cognitive studies and moving image: a case of mise-en-abîme - paper presentation at the conference Building Bridges: mobilising international interdisciplinary science to benefit societies, Goldsmiths

October 1, 2015 - Ostrannenie, the Earth on Elephants, the space of language and other non-places - artist talk with curator Sasha Burkhanova at National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow

April 21, 2015 - RUSSIANNESS: THE MATTER at GRAD Gallery, London

August 31, 2014 - Digitality and Human Machine: Language and Cognition - paper presentation at Digital Research in Humanities and Arts (DRHA) 2014 at Greenwich University.

July 2013, 2014 - Dreaming Machines artist talk at National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow

curatorial/other ongoing projects

Co-editor with Elena Zaytseva of Cosmic Shift: Contemporary Russian Art Writing, forthcoming October 2017, ZED Books

Co-founder of Screen and Audiovisual Research Unit (SARU) at Goldsmiths, University of London https://screenandaudiovisualtheory.com.

Co-curator of November Film Festival at Goldsmiths, University of London (November 2016)

awards

2016 finalist 10th Arte Laguna Prize in Video Art (Some Entropy In Your Tea)

2016 shortlisted for International Emerging Artist Award of Dubai 2015-2016

2015 Best Experimental Short at OpenEyes Filmfest, Marburg (Some Entropy In Your Tea)

2015 Award of Recognition at IndieFest (Ostrannenie)

2014 Best Experimental Short at London Independent Film Festival (Some Entropy In Your Tea)

past shows

July 21, 2017 - talk-performance Chronic Film at MIEFF 2017

June 19 - July 19, 2017 SAISON VIDEO Lilles, France

March 26-27, 2017 - MIEFF shown at Alexandrinsky Theater, St Petersburg

October 14-29, 2016 - Antimatter media art festival, Victoria BC, Canada

September 1, 2016 - Will Nature Make A Man of Me Yet group show at Pi Artworks, London

August 23 - September 2, 2016 - Will Nature Make A Man of Me Yet group show and publication at Pi Artworks, London

September 2016 - group show ArtNova 100, Beijing, China

July 25 - August 10, 2016 - On Becoming Each Other group show at V Moscow International Biennale for Young Art

13 June - 21 August, 2016 - Antichton at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2016, London

July 2017 - Ostrannenie at Moscow Experimental Film Festival (MIEFF)

July 7-14 - Ostrannenie at EXiS Experimental Film and Video Festival at the Korean Film Archive, Seoul

June 18, 2016 - Digital Network film festival at The Front gallery, New Orleans, LA

May 7-13, 2016 - The International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema NICE 2016, France

April 5-10, 2016 - Experiments in Cinema festival, Albuquerque, NM, USA

6-10pm March 25, 2016 - We Need To Talk About Heaven curated by Fusebox Collective at Lewisham Art House, London

March 19 - April 3, 2016 - Arte Laguna Prize finalists exhibition at the Arsenale, Venice

March 15-20, 2016 - Les Rencontres Internationales festival at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

January 12-17, 2016 - Les Rencontres Internationales festival at Gaîté Lyrique, Paris

January 12, 2016 - Time Flies Like an Arrow; Fruit Flies Like a Banana, screening and discussion with Sasha Litvintseva and Sofia Gavrilova, curated by Sasha Burkhanova at Pushkin House, London

November 20-22, 2015 - Schelling Point, two-artist show with Sarah Bernhardt at Dray Walk Gallery, London

November 9, 2015 - Great Lakes International Shorts Festival

October 29, 2015 - Posthuman Landscapes, screening with Sasha Litvintseva at Goldsmiths University of London (click here for details)

September 24 - November 3, 2015 - Customer Experience at VI Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts

July 16-19, 2015 - Open Eyes Filmfest Marburg, Germany

June 23, 2015 - Saas Fee Summer Institute of Art exhibition, Switzerland

May 3, 2015 - VideoJam, Salford, UK

April 3-9, 2015 - Athens International Film+Video Festival 2015 at Athens, Ohio

February 25-26, 2015 - MAGIKALCHARM Experimental Video Festival at Anthology Film Archives, New York

February 19-22, 2015 - FLEXfest 2015 at Gainesville, Florida

January 14 - February 13, 2015 - Hybrid Memories at BAC Bogotá Arte Contemporáneo Museum, Colombia

January 3-31, 2015 - Hybrid Identities at Palazzo Flangini, Venice, Italy

September - December 2014 - CologneOFF X, 10th Cologne International Videoart Festival; Germany, Greece, Peru, Poland, USA

October 10-12th, 2014 - group show at Coexistence gallery (Sovmestnoe Sushestvovanie), Saint-Petersbourg, Russia

August 31st - installation at Digital Research in Humanities and Arts conference (DRHA 2014) at Greenwich University, London

August 22-30th, 2014 - AOF International Film Festival, Monrovia, California

June 26th - August 10th, 2014 - Dreaming Machines at IV Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Strategic Project at National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow

April 10-21st, 2014 - London Independent Film Festival at Shortwave Cinema, London

March 27th, 2014 - Central House of Artist (ЦДХ), Moscow, the first screening of 1 hour 38 minutes video concert for Mooncake Orchestra

February 20th, 2014 - MAGIKALCHARM Experimental Video Festival at Anthology Film Archives, New York

February 6-16th, 2014 - The 10th Berlin International Directors Lounge [DLX] festival at Naherholung Sternchen, Berlin

October - November 2013 - I WHERE A DRESS group show at Display London http://www.displaylondon.com/ http://www.displaylondon.com/artists-I-where-a-dress/_Alex_Anikina.php

September 2013 - The Story of the Creative group show at See|me exhibition space, New York

July 2013 - 23 Signatures graduation show at Goldsmiths, University of London http://23signatures.com/

March 2013 - Opening House group show at FLAT 34, London http://www.flat34.org/B.html