NATALIA SKOBEEVA (Russia, 1975) is an artist. Her videos ironically mobilize icons of mass culture to raise reflection on contemporary conditions. She has master’s degrees from Vladimir State University, Russia; Central Saint Martins College, London; and the Royal College of Arts, London. She took part in residency programs at the Goldsmiths University library (2018) and the Red Gate Residency, Beijing (2016), among others. Her individual exhibitions include This Territory is Time, Espronceda Art Centre, Barcelona (2016); Horrors of Archiving, Objectif Exhibitions, Antwerp (2016); and SET LOOSE and the Olympic Stadium, Gallery 1885 at the Camera Club, London (2012). She took part in the collective exhibitions 6th Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition, Hong-Gah Museum, Taiwan (2018), and the Venice Biennale (2019), among others.
The work BIOGRAPHIES OF OBJECTS (2018) deconstructs the formation of tradition-bound identities, addressing the historical roots of ceramics as it travels from ancient Egypt to Persia, through Mesopotamia, China, Russia, Europe and Britain, taking viewers on a journey narrated from an inhuman viewpoint that questions the co-optation of identity political agendas by nationalist political agendas. It explores possible futures within a transnational discourse through the prism of quantum physics and technology, seeking new paths for humanity in crisis.
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