Artista
Shtager Gallery

Vita Buivid, The distance is…, 2020

Photo sculpture / film
Dimensioni / Size: dimension varies
Edizione / Edition: unique
Courtesy: Shtager Gallery/Vita Buivid

Thousands of people were locked down in their houses unexpectedly due to the pandemic of coronavirus or could not come back home because of the closed borders. What does it mean “to be home” now? Is your home closed or still open? Will we keep the ability to stay “open people” after? Photo sculptures are made of the glass negatives I bought at the flea market in Amsterdam. Working with historical material calls my attention to matters of both critical method and evidence. Selected material emphasizes the fragility of a home as a notion, and also appealing to the Amsterdam tradition of openness and transparency and living with open windows. Implanted mini players, with recorded routine conversations (I would use term intimacies), also remind of loudspeakers during WWII, bringing the scent of anxiety to the project. Visually this project is referring to constructivism and De Stijl.


Vita Buivid

Russia / Russia
http://shtagergallery.co.uk/artists/vita-buivid

Vita Buivid was born in Dnepropetrovsk (USSR, now Ukraine). Worked with animation and painting. Graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk State University in 1988, moved to Leningrad (now St. Petersburg, Russia) in 1989. Graduated from the Dutch Art Institute and currently lives and works in Amsterdam (Netherlands). Is engaged in contemporary art since the late 1980s, initially photography and photo-based art. In the early 1990s begins to add to her work watercolour, textiles, collage and oil, not limited by pure print. Since 1990 taking part in numerous exhibitions in Russia and worldwide. In 1994, Vita received a Grant from the Bureau of the Russian culture «Circ» in Amsterdam and worked on a project regarding the influence of Dutch art on Russian culture. With the support from Rutgers University, she travelled to New York to work on a photo project, but also was influenced by fashion photography and started to work with local fashion magazines on her return to Russia. In 2000 got a grant from la Mairie de Paris and spent three months in Cité des Arts residence working on project “Paris. Red” and produced limited edition artist book.

Shortlisted for Kandinsky Prize in 2009 and 2017, and Sergey Kuryokhin Modern Art Award in 2012 and 2013. In 2016, Vita's retrospective exhibition took place at the Moscow Museum of modern art, which occupied all five floors of the Museum building in Ermolaevsky lane. In 2017 she participated in the parallel program of the Venice Biennale of contemporary art with the project “Nevsky prospect” in Pallazzo Bembo. She is considered to be one of the forward-thinking feminists in Russian art. The most famous project in recent years has been a series of «How I Spent My Summer», nominated for a Kandinsky Prize in 2009. In this specific project, the artist appears in the role of Russian Martha Rosler, colliding the collage images of peaceful relaxation with a military invasion.

Main exhibitions in Russia and worldwide include the State Russian museum (St. Petersburg); the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow); Moscow House of photography; «Personal Structures», European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Bembo (Venice, 2017); «Der Klare Blick», Pop/off/art gallery (Berlin, 2012); «Divergence. Form at Midland Atelier», Form project (Australia, 2012); Fotofest-2012, Huston, USA; «Photoquai: World visual arts Biennale» (Paris, 2007); «Manly», Art in General gallery (New York, 2000) and others. Works are in private and museum collections, such as Moscow House of Photography; The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; RuArts Foundation, Moscow; Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki; Museum of Fine Arts, New Mexico; The Forbes Collection, Navigator foundation, Boston; Mőlndal commun collection, Sweden; Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin and others.

Vita Buivid was born in Dnepropetrovsk (USSR, now Ukraine). Worked with animation and painting. Graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk State University in 1988, moved to Leningrad (now St. Petersburg, Russia) in 1989. Graduated from the Dutch Art Institute and currently lives and works in Amsterdam (Netherlands). Is engaged in contemporary art since the late 1980s, initially photography and photo-based art. In the early 1990s begins to add to her work watercolour, textiles, collage and oil, not limited by pure print. Since 1990 taking part in numerous exhibitions in Russia and worldwide. In 1994, Vita received a Grant from the Bureau of the Russian culture «Circ» in Amsterdam and worked on a project regarding the influence of Dutch art on Russian culture. With the support from Rutgers University, she travelled to New York to work on a photo project, but also was influenced by fashion photography and started to work with local fashion magazines on her return to Russia. In 2000 got a grant from la Mairie de Paris and spent three months in Cité des Arts residence working on project “Paris. Red” and produced limited edition artist book.

Shortlisted for Kandinsky Prize in 2009 and 2017, and Sergey Kuryokhin Modern Art Award in 2012 and 2013. In 2016, Vita's retrospective exhibition took place at the Moscow Museum of modern art, which occupied all five floors of the Museum building in Ermolaevsky lane. In 2017 she participated in the parallel program of the Venice Biennale of contemporary art with the project “Nevsky prospect” in Pallazzo Bembo. She is considered to be one of the forward-thinking feminists in Russian art. The most famous project in recent years has been a series of «How I Spent My Summer», nominated for a Kandinsky Prize in 2009. In this specific project, the artist appears in the role of Russian Martha Rosler, colliding the collage images of peaceful relaxation with a military invasion.

Main exhibitions in Russia and worldwide include the State Russian museum (St. Petersburg); the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow); Moscow House of photography; «Personal Structures», European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Bembo (Venice, 2017); «Der Klare Blick», Pop/off/art gallery (Berlin, 2012); «Divergence. Form at Midland Atelier», Form project (Australia, 2012); Fotofest-2012, Huston, USA; «Photoquai: World visual arts Biennale» (Paris, 2007); «Manly», Art in General gallery (New York, 2000) and others. Works are in private and museum collections, such as Moscow House of Photography; The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; RuArts Foundation, Moscow; Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki; Museum of Fine Arts, New Mexico; The Forbes Collection, Navigator foundation, Boston; Mőlndal commun collection, Sweden; Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin and others.