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Anna Zvyagintseva is an artist from Ukraine.
In her practice she investigates imperceptible, impalpable facets of life, showcasing their fragility and documenting elusive intangible moments. Anna is working with topics such as body, paths, useless action, small gesture. She focuses on the idea of potentiality doing something without clear purpose, she researches how hesitation and mistakes can lead to unexpected encounters and outcomes. Many of her works speaks about potentiality of doubt and are an attempt to observe movement of thought.
Anna is particularly interested in situations which appear as unburdened by extreme effort or high expectation, as well as in small gestures which were done quickly, and which don’t claim to assert some form of truth.
Her oeuvre is made by an entanglement of drawing in various forms and transmedial variations like sculpture, installations, video and painting.
Anna Zvyagintseva (*1986 in Dnipropetrovsk, USSR)
In 2010 she graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, department of painting, Kyiv. Anna lives and works in Kyiv.
2020 Gaude Polonia scholarship programme of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
Studio of Spatial Activities, Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Media Art, Warsaw, Poland
PROF. MIROSŁAW BAŁKA
2019 The Empty Spaces of Doors and Windows Allow the Room to be Inhabited, The Naked Room, Kyiv, Ukraine
2017 Misplaced touches, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine
2015 The radio behind the wall, Closer, Kyiv, Ukraine
2013 Trusting movement, Scherbenko Art Center, Kyiv
Works have been shown in such institutions and galleries as:
National Art Museum of Ukraine, PinchukArtCentre, Sevastopol Art Museum, Visual Culture Research Center, The Les’ Kurbas State Centre for Theatre Arts, Ya Gallery, The Naked Room (all - Ukraine), Galeria Labirynt (Lublin, Poland), Galeria Arsenał (Białystok, Poland), Centre for Contemporary Art Zamek Ujazdowski(Warszawa, Poland), MQ -MuseumsQuartier – AzW (Vienna), Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art(Riga), Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Badischer Kunstverein Karlsruhe (Germany), Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig (Germany) and others.
Anna participated in Pavilion of Ukraine “Hope!”, at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, 2015; in Kyiv biennale: «The school of Kyiv» 2015 and «The Kyiv International» 2017.
Was shortlisted for FutureGenerationArtPrize in 2018
She got main Pinchuk Art Prize in 2017 and in 2015 she have been awarded Special Prize and also received Public Choice Prize, in 2013 - Finalist of Pinchuk Art Prize, in 2010 - Finalist of MUHI prize ,Kyiv
She is a member of the curatorial group "Hudrada" since 2010