Katya Sivers is an artist and researcher working at the intersections of design and technology. She addresses contemporary political processes dealing with the issues of sovereignty, infrastructures, protocol systems and standards across the world by collaborative artistic interventions and multidisciplinary design practice. She holds Masters in Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts (London, UK) and is part of The New Normal 2018 think-tank at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design (Moscow, Russia). Katya also teaches a course on Graphic design at Stroganov’s Academy of Arts and Design, Moscow, as well as workshops at a number of universities. Her work has been presented at a vast number of exhibitions including 4th Industrial Ural Biennial, 4th Moscow Biennial, 3rd Moscow Biennale of Young Art.

Katya Sivers is an artist and researcher working at the intersections of design and technology. She addresses contemporary political processes dealing with the issues of sovereignty, infrastructures, protocol systems and standards across the world by collaborative artistic interventions and multidisciplinary design practice. She holds Masters in Fine Arts from Chelsea College of Arts (London, UK) and is part of The New Normal 2018 think-tank at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design (Moscow, Russia). Katya also teaches a course on Graphic design at Stroganov’s Academy of Arts and Design, Moscow, as well as workshops at a number of universities. Her work has been presented at a vast number of exhibitions including 4th Industrial Ural Biennial, 4th Moscow Biennial, 3rd Moscow Biennale of Young Art.

Lab #01

‘Lab #01. The Most Beautiful’ is a participatory research practice which brought together contemporary artists and graphic designers. During two months of dialogue the participants built new ways of living together otherwise. The search for new communication has become a search for new opportunities of coexistence in both professional and personal frameworks. The exhibition (9 November – 15 December 2019) at 'Na Peschanoy' Gallery, Moscow, presented participants' projects as well as books from a unique collection ‘The Most Beautiful Books of Germany’ from the Moscow German Book Center.


Curators: Katya Sivers, Maria Cheloyants

Participants: Katya Antonova, Vlada Vishnevskaya, Nastya Grigiriadi, Mitya Devishvili, Masha Dobrolubova, Dasha Kazakova, Ksenia Kotlyarovskaya, Zhenya Kuznetsova, Mariam Nabieva, Yana Nasibullina, Katya Nikolaeva, Danya Orlovskiy, Anya Risukhina, Luba Sokolova, Anton Strunge, Lera Sushkova, Grisha Terno, Sasha Fedorina, Sveta Frolova, Yana Sharipova, Nastya Shentseva, Lisa Shipkova, Dasha Yurkina

Seiche

Redefining sovereignty through systems synchronysation

Seiche is a platform that enables the design and management of techno-legal procedures of information exchange. It acts as an interface between legal and data workflows, fostering systems synchronization and mapping the dynamic network of emergent sovereignties.




Seiche is a speculative design project produced under the scope
of The New Normal educational programme at Strelka Institute
for Media, Architecture and Design, Moscow in 2018.

Project collaboration: Mikhail Anisimov, Tomás Clavijo, Yulia Gromova,
Katya Sivers, Andrei Zhileikin

www.seiche.one

ShadowMemory

Digital art project with a diverse collection of urban narratives

ShadowMemory builds a bridge between online and offline realities. Using the city as a canvas, the app contains site specific trails, designed and shaped by artists’ perception of urban spaces. By following the unique path of creator our own experience of the city is re-informed, transformed and recalibrated.








Project Idea: Katya Sivers
Production: Grad, London
App Development: Red C, London
Curated by: Alisa Oleva, Katya Sivers, Elena Sudakova

London routes, 2018:
Animality by ZIP group (Krasnodar)
Atlas by Katia Reshetnikova (Moscow)
Backbone by Paul Coombs and Gabriel Mulvey (London, Geneva)
Fish-Finger Sandwich by Sarah Staton (London)
From Where I Stand by Rotem Volk (Tel Aviv)
Prepare to Synchronize by eeefff (Moscow, Minsk)
The Urban Howl by Timothy Maxymenko (Kyiv)

Yekaterinburg routes, 2017:
Blueprint by Demolition Project (Alisa Oleva and Debbie Kent, London)
Phantasmarium of Victor M. by Sergey Kasich and Victor Murzikov (Moscow, Yekaterinburg)

www.shadowmemory.net

State Tretyakov Gallery.
Painting of the Second Half of the 20th Century

Installation, 2014
Metal printing plate used for printing of the Tretyakov Gallery catalogue,
paint, luminous lamp, melon
Various dimentions

Towards Victoria or Sloane Square

Installation, 2013
Metal frame, lamps, paper, clothes
210 x 130 x 20 сm

Crispy Prawn Dim Sum Selection

Installation, 2013
Wax head cast, luminous lamp, plastic bag
Various dimentions

Atlas of Dreams

Installation, 2011
Lightpaper, photos on transparent film
40 x 60 cm
Music by Johan Landgren

Other people's dreams – unusual, vague and elusive – have their own life, time and space. Atlas of Dreams is a 'scholarly atlas' project in which any dream can become an object of study, a script, a point of departure or an inspiration. The project was started in Mariestad (Sweden) and carried on in Moscow. Typewritten dreams of other people served as a script for a video. Frames from these videos were printed on film and put on photo paper together with the original texts.

The work was part of the exhibition From the Realm of Practical Knowledge (GMG Gallery), a Special project of the Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art

Lamps II-I

Installation, 2012
Luminous tubes, arduino

19 luminous lamps with opened electronic ballast are connected to a motion sensor. The number of working lamps directly relates to the number of people in the room, thus creating a visual feedback through the systems of control.

publications

Tomás Clavijo, Katya Sivers, Mikhail Anisimov, Andrei Zhileikin, Yulia Gromova. Seiche. Redefining Sovereignty through Systems’ Synchronisation. Ardeth #04, Spring 2019. Guest-curated by Carlo Olmo
XVI International Kansk Festival. Exhibition catalogue. Moscow, 2017
Masters of Stroganov School : 1945–2015. 190 years of Stroganov Academy : 1825–2015. Anniversary edition. Vol. II. Moscow, Stroganov Academy of Art and Industry, 2015

media

Alexander Glass, Jack Mills. How to map the future. Dazed and Confused, Summer 2019
Yulia Gromova. Can automation of bureaucracy redefine what it means to be a citizen? Strelka Mag, 23.10.2018
Sergey Khachaturov. We can! Arterritory, 27.05.2015
Lorna Davies. Modern art in the limelight. Mayfair Times, London, May 2014
Editor's Choice: Taint. Art Trade Journal, China, May 2014
Exhibition: Taint. Bob Magazine, London, May 2014
Olgа Danilkina. From the Realm of the Practical Knowledge. 19.09.2011
Sergey Guskov. Stanislav Shuripa on vicissitudes of the method. Aroundart, 01.09.2011

cv + contacts

Education
2018 The New Normal, Strelka Institute, Moscow
2013 MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
2011 PG Cert New Art Strategies, ICA, Moscow
2008 Graphic Design, Stroganov Academy of Art and Industry
2002 Psychology of Perception, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Residencies and Summer Schools
2019 Art as Politics, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands
2011 Shaping the City, Valand School of Fine Art, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Grants
2020 Hong Kong Design Trust, China

Work experience
from 2013 Senior Tutor, Stroganov Academy of Art and Industry, Moscow
2013–2017 Creative Director, Grad, London

katya.sivers@gmail.com

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Group Exhibitions

2019
Seiche, Bi-City Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture
Lab #01. The Most Beautiful, Na Peschanoy Gallery, Moscow (co-curated with Marya Cheloyants)

2018
ShadowMemory: London, Special Project of ArtNight London
Books. Magazines. Strognovka, Ground Gallery, Moscow
(co-curated with Marya Cheloyants, Dmitry Devishvili)

2017
ShadowMemory: Yekateringburg, Special Project of the 4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg
Fantastika, Kansk International Architectural Festival; Kansk, Moscow, Satka

2016
Be a Guest in My Possible Future, bonus block programme of the 1st Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale, Moscow
UALAR Art Festival, Moscow

2015
Ualarm, Powerhouse, Moscow
Can! Festival of contemporary art, Krasnodar, Russia

2014
Taint, Grad, London

2013
Degree Show, Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London
In Two Parts, Cookhouse, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

2012
Chelsea Salon Series, South London Gallery, London
Art and Technology Show, Random Gallery, Moscow
Ally/Foe. The collective Awareness of the Boundaries, Proekt_Fabrika, Special Project of the 3rd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow

2011
Landscape Painted by Gaze, Gallery 21, Moscow
No limits, Art & Reality Annual International Forum, Saint Petersburg
From the Realm of the Practical Knowledge, 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, GMG Gallery, Moscow
Points of View, Cityartlab, Mariestad, Sweden
Cartography of the Possible, Central House of Artists, Moscow

2010
A Book Surrounded by Art, IV Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair, Krasnoyarsk

2009
An Artist and A Book 009, Moscow