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Elena Artemenko

1988*, Krasnodar

Elena Artemenko. Born in 1988 in Krasnodar, Russia. Graduated the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia, Video and Media art department (2013). Nominated on Kandinsky Prize (2012-2014) and Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award (2017), Grand Prix of the Transmission Video Art Festival (2017), 1st Prize on Foresight Filmfestival, Germany (2016), Grand Prix of the Brewhouse art prize (2017), Best Russian Video Prize (2016) and honorable jury mention (2014) on International Video art Festival «Now&After», winner of Sharjah Art Foundation Production program (2014). Participated in the V Ural Industrial Biennale (2019), Digital art festival Videoformes, France (2019), 6th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2018), WRO Biennale, Poland (2017), European Media Art Festival, Germany (2017 и 2014), Alternative Film/Video Festival, Serbia (2016), Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg (2015) etc. Lives and works.

Elena Artemenko is video artist and sculptor. The main subject in her video works is obsessive and borderline states; rituals of everyday life; verbal and visual clishes; communication issues. As a sculptor she works with marble, wax, iron and silicone. She uses marble as tactile material that can be soft and sensual as a human flesh.