About. Natalia Drachinskaya

Natalia Drachinskaya is a visual artist, sculptor focused on the human memories as a phenomenon, their transformations and retroactivity. Her practice is an exploration into the memory as a philosophical paradox oscillating between mechanism and storage, balancing on the border of the loss of the past and the construction of the present. Subjective, collective, artificial, imposed, digitalised — the list of the descriptors can be continued just to emphasise the phantom nature of memory. 

The artist uses different mediums: sculpture, photography, video, installation and collage. 

Now based in Dubai. 

Education 

2019 — 2021 ICA Moscow

2019 — 2020 Fotodepartament

2018 — 2019 Project school curated by Alla Mirovskaya (Moscow)

2017 — 2017 Master-class “Material experiments with photography” (FOAM, Amsterdam)


Art Residences

2022 Photobook as an Object (RPS, Tokyo, Japan)

2022 The Concrete Symposium sculptural residency (Szigetmonostor, Hungary)

2019 Autumn Awakeness art-residence be M42 (Tbilisi) 

2018-2019 “Writing the place” art-residence by Cultural Center ZIL (Moscow)


Exhibitions 

2022  BETON ARCAI 7.0 (Nick Gallery, Pécs, Hungary)

2022 ““Perevorot_illustrated” (Yerevan, St. Petersburg, Moscow, New York and Easton) 

2022 “Art of the future” biennale by Multimedia Art Museum (Moscow, Russia) 

2021 “I don’t see boarders or where dragons live” (Peschanaya Gallery, Moscow) 2021 “Time of Things” (Winzavod, Moscow)

2021 “Constructor_Death” (Constructor space, Saint-Petersburg)

2021 “(In)visible cities” (Nagornaya gallery, Moscow)

2021 “Home sweet home” (Zverev Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow) 2020 “TemperatYRA 2.0” (Electrozavod gallery, Moscow)

2020 “Photobook and zin: dummy” (Winzavod, Moscow)

2020 “Regard (less)”, (Cube gallery, Moscow)

2020 Blazar art fair

2020 “Baseless” (Winzavod, Moscow)

2020 “Winter is here”, Gilyarovsky Center, Moscow (collective)

2019 Collage exhibition, Gilyarovsky Center, Moscow (collective)

2019 “Presence” international festival of contemporary photography by Fotodepartament (St-Pete)

2019 “Digitaion / Family Diamonds”, art gallery “The Arc”, Uglich (solo)

2019 “MoscowMorphosis”, Gilyarovsky Center, Moscow

2018 “Together/ separately” — exhibition of the art-class of Alla Mirovskaya, Sreda, Moscow

2018 “Pro_live” — exhibition of the art-class of Alla Mirovskaya, Photoparade festival, Uglich

2018 Street Sans Frontières, Paris, France

2018 Festival of contemporary art “Art-subject”, Vladimir, Russia


Awards 

2017 LensCulture Street Photography awards (editors choice) 

2017 London Street Photography (finalist)

2017 Monochrome Awards (honorable mention)

2016 IPA CIS (honorable mention)