My work is autobiographical although I do not use any personal details of my life but instead I use the stories that I can relate to and use them as a metaphor of my narrative. The situations, which attract my attention – most of the time are catastrophic events, cases of tension, the “border’’ situations. I use chosen stories to question the mentality of people caught up in the certain social and cultural dogmas. Through my work I would like to confront our perceptions about possibilities and limitations, try to suggest a bigger picture of the human potential. Some things are not possible because we fail to imagine that this could be possible.
Description of the projects
“Raised from the death”(2004-2005]
The project is based on the documentary video about remarkable story Daniel Ekechukwu, who was fatally injured in a car accident near town Onitsha, Nigeria, Africa, November, 2001.He lost all life signs and was later pronounced dead by two different medical staff. His wife did not want to accept his death, and as the result he came back to life.
Part I of this project consists of the storyboard [15 pages, 29,7x21 cm, color markers, ink on paper and animation film, DVD, 6,15 min.]. It is based on the testimony of pastor Daniel.
Part II is based on the testimony of the wife of Daniel. In this part I focus on the importance of the statement. The text from being the image becames an image. Part II consists of a diary book [color markers and ink on paper] and an installation.
“ The Book of Ezekiel” (2006-2007, drawings and video, DVD 6,45 min.). The work is based on the book of Ezekiel, chapter 37, Old Testament.
I use the text from the Old Testament as a narrative for the film and the drawings to make an animation.
Artist Bio / CV
Country of origin: Belarus
2006 Pratt Institute, Media Arts department, New York, US
2001-2004 Gerrit Rietveld Academy, painting/drawing department, Netherlands
1988-1995 Belarusian Academy of Art, painting department, Minsk, Belarus
2008 [forthcoming] Belarus Extended, Russian National Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow,group exhibition
2007 Art Cologne, Köln, Germany, ”New Talents“ bush with gallery Tanya Rumpff, Harlem, Netherlands
2007 Art Rotterdam, Netherlands, gallery Tanya Rumpff, Harlem, Netherlands
2006 W139, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2006 Sugar factory, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2006 Plug-in, P//////AKT, Amsterdam, Netherlands,
2006 End of the world, Den Helder, Netherlands, solo exhibition
2006 Old Book Store, Pratt Institute, New York, US
2005 Gallery Tanya Rumpff, Harlem, Netherlands,group exhibition
2004 Mediamatic salon, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2004 Flevo festival, Netherlands
2004 Graduation show Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, Netherlands