Art Prospect Festival

2016 Participants

Russia
St. Petersburg
Public art
Russia
St. Petersburg
Public art
United States
New York
New York
Public art
United States
Gurnee
Illinois
Visual art

Felipe Castelblanco is a Colombian/American interdisciplinary artist working at the intersection of socially engaged and new media art. Recently, he constructed an invisible wall connecting children across two continents (Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh); collaborated with participants from 10 countries to turn the world upside-down (Future Tenant Gallery); and assembled a team of day laborers to paint houses—on canvas—in the streets of Philadelphia (Practice Gallery). Among his collaborative endeavors is THE DRIFT, a floating platform for creative projects that explore the rivers and waterfronts within the city of Pittsburgh through performances, lectures, and buoyant interventions. Castelblanco’s work has been exhibited in the US and internationally, including the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the San Diego Museum of Art in California, FAD festival in Brazil, FIVAC festival in Cuba, and the Valenzuela Klenner Gallery in Colombia.

Castelblanco examined the work of several contemporary Russian art collectives, such as VOINA, that engage with public space, politics and institutional critique. He researched and sketched participatory projects and public interventions exploring issues of representation, access to public space and social engagement for unlikely sites around the city. The point of departure was the fictional and historic geography of St. Petersburg described in the short stories of Nikolai Gogol. The writer, his legacy and production served as a reference to navigate and understand the ongoing dynamics, relations and tensions.

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Russia
St. Petersburg
Public art
United States / Colombia
Public art
United States
Windham
New Hampshire
Public art
United States
Brooklyn
New York
Public art
Russia
St. Petersburg
Public art
Switzerland
Zurich
Public art
Russia
Moscow
Public art
Russia
St. Petersburg

Artist and curator Lera Lerner practices socially engaged art. She focuses on interdisciplinary and hybrid projects connecting scientists, artists, museum workers, and people from the public places in the participatory art practices. She also researches the processes and ethics of spontaneous communication in an urban environment through performance and installation.

Lera graduated from the Pro Arte Program for contemporary artists and completed the MA program in Curatorial Studies at the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences of St. Petersburg State University. She participated in the Manifesta 10 International Biennial, IV and V Moscow International Biennial of Young Art, 4th and 5th Art Prospect Festival, V International Baltic Biennial of Contemporary Art, VI Ural Industrial Biennial, the 14th Contemporary Art in the Traditional Museum Festival, and the XIII Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale. Lera was nominated for the Innovation X prize and for the X and XI Sergey Kuryokhin Prize for contemporary art.

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Russia
St. Petersburg
Public art
Belarus
Brest

Semyon Motolyanets works in Belarus and Russia. He is a member of the group PARAZIT (PARASITE) and co-founder of the group MYLO (SOAP). He works in performance, installation, and sculpture. Motolyanets received the Innovation Prize (2009) in the category “New Generation” as part of the group MYLO. His works are in the collections of the State Russian Museum, the Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Nonconformist Art in St. Petersburg, as well as in private collections in Russia and Germany.

Motolyanets planned to study “common areas” in Chisinau’s urban spaces, installing a series of objects in them.

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Russia
Moscow
Public art
Russia
St. Petersburg

Born in Krasnoyarsk, Veronika Rudyeva-Ryazantseva moved from Siberia to St. Petersburg when she was 19 to study at Mukhina Academy of Art and Design and the Program for Young Practicing Artists at the Pro Arte Foundation. She considers herself part of the generation of “Perestroika’s children” and her work draws special attention to research on post- and post-post-Soviet space. Rudieva-Ryazantseva focuses her work on people and their energy. Very often her works are almost documentaries, but made from a specific and personal point of view. The artist’s main characters are real people who become symbols of time, place and their generation. Sections of the project were presented in 2010 at the 2nd Moscow International Biennale of Young Arts, “Stop! Who Goes There?,” the Festival of Contemporary Arts “Live Perm” in Perm, Russia and the exhibition “Hydroponics.”September 20-23, 2012 – See more at: http://www.cecartslink.org/wordpress/2013/02/25/veronika-rudyeva-ryazantseva/#sthash.gra6y3mL.dpuf

Switzerland
Zurich
Public art
Russia
St. Petersburg
Public art

Seleznev works with installations, sculpture, and objects.  During the past few years, he has participated in international group exhibitions, including the Special Project of the 5th Moscow Biennale of Young Art, The Parallel Programme of the 4th Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, and the 5th Art Prospect Festival. Seleznev’s recent solo exhibition projects in St. Petersburg include:  My Green Crocodile, Navicula Artis; Pets, 2.04 Gallery; My Little Protest, Quartariata residence. He graduated from the St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design and the PRO ARTE School for Young Artists.

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Russia
St. Petersburg
Public art
Russia
St. Petersburg
Public art
United States
Minneapolis
Minnesota
Public art
Russia
St. Petersburg
Public art