Egor Kraft

Are we still able to distinguish between the real and the virtual? And if so why should we? What does the primary impulse to communicate look like, if exposed to the very essence? Egor Kraft’s work often explores the rising territories and possibilities of communication in our era of new media and its correlation to rhetoric topics such as information, identities, chaos vs. order, time and perception. He tends to explore the correlations of these perennial questions as opposed to contemporary technologies. As an artistic method Egor looks for ways to produce the work which sit on the boundaries between reality and its misrepresentation, exploring reality’s perversion and the consequences of this. He raises questions about the representation of actuality and suggests the impossibilities of achieving it due to the nature of communication means. Egor investigates how media advancements affect and influence our fragmented perception of of reality and intervene with its seemingly invincible logic, while adjusting economies, politics, morals, ethic and aesthetic values. Egor lives a nomadic lifestyle and inclined to praise the internet for impersonating cosmopolitan idea.

Education

2014–15 Central St. Martins College London / Fine Art / Grant
2011–ON Academy of Fine Arts Vienna / Art & Media / Mag.
2009–11 Moscow Rodchenko Art School / BA Media Art
2007–08 Gerlesborg Fine Art School, Sweden / Foundation
Related Exhibitions
2016 All Eyes On Me / Pechersky Gallery / Moscow RUS

Solo exhibitions

2014 Wanderings 2.0 / Rundum, Tallinn, EST
2012 Now is Just Right Now / Taiga, St.Petersburg, RUS
2008 State of Mine / Gerlesborgskolan, SWE

Selected group shows

2016
Playroom / Union Studios, London, UK
Deep Inside, V Moscow International Biennale for Young Art
Rodchenko Art School 10 Years / MAMM / Moscow
Itinéraire Bis / Salon-de-Provence FRA
All Eyes On Me / Pechersky Gallery / Moscow RUS
Then We Would Not Know It / Moscow RUS
A Point of indeterminacy / Moscow RUS

2015

What to say when there’s nothing to / Udarnik, Moscow
Resultart / Nizhny Novgorod, Ekaterinburg, RUS
On the trail of «Pop Mechanics” / Kuryokhin Center, St.Petersburg

2014

Printed Matter / Manifesta 10 Parallel pr. / St.Petersburg

2013

Art En Face / Manezh, St. Petersburg, RUS
No Translation / Museum for Applied Arts, Moscow, RUS
Pop Up / State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, RUS

2012

Apocalypse & Rebirth / Chocolate House, Kiev, UKR
Originalcopy / Fluc am Praterstern, Vienna, AUT
5th International Art Moves Festival / Toruń, POL

2011

Infiltration Series 6 / Paradiso, Amsterdam, NLD
The Ribbons / The Galleries, Sydney, AUS
Stability / Erarta Museum, St. Petersburg, RUS
INDI_VISUAL / Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, RUS
Insight & Foresight / CCC Garage, Moscow, RUS

2010

II Young Art Biennale “Qui vive?” / Moscow, RUS
Media Act / Zhir Gallery, Vinzavod, Moscow, RUS

2008

Errorism / Ptmz, St. Petersburg, RUS
Art Parade / Loft Etazhi, St. Petersburg, RUS

Awards & nominations

2015
Anna Nova Gallery Prize Nominee / St.Petersburg, RUS
2014
Kuryokhin Art Prize Nominee / St.Petersburg, RUS
Creative Enterprise Award Nominee / UAL, London UK

Exhibitions
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