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Агуреева Мария

Maria Agureeva was born in 1985.

Graduated from the St. Petersburg State University of Technology and Design (Department of Graphic Design, 2003-2009), ICA ( Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow) (2014-2015). The artist works with installations, videos, performances, sculpture. Lives and works in Los Angeles and Moscow.

"My main focus as an artist is to show how the body becomes a hybrid space where the materiality of human flesh is connected with individual consciousness and identity. This is driven by the shared desire to alter ourselves to escape social pressure, and by an even greater desire to discover our true shape and inner authenticity.

In my artwork I focus on the tension between what is considered real versus subjective in relation to the human body. I explore social norms of cliched attractiveness, which pushes us to polish our own image just as people polish billions of images on the Internet. There is an inherent conflict between the natural traits of our appearance, imposed artificial standards and our willingness to confront them with absolute truth. This dynamic pushes me to investigate the boundaries behind which the body becomes an object like any other.

I often work with synthetic materials as they provide a reference to my themes of physicality, moving between authenticity and artifice. My artwork stresses the point that body transformation is self referential, archetypal and tribal, now becoming a form of modern secular religion. It leads me to explore the boundaries behind which the body ultimately becomes an object like any other.

I currently am concerned and working with the interaction of the human body and the environment, which I deeply feel is inextricably tied together as one ecology, one synergistic union. Humankind, and artists especially, can no longer turn a blind eye on this problem because of how acutely we have all begun to feel the influence of Nature's changes upon all of us". (Maria Agureeva).

"When I moved to Los Angeles, I keenly felt the relationship between the human body and nature. People communicate closely with nature in Los Angeles as it is surrounded by natural parks and reserves, the feeling which is difficult to get living in the stone jungle. I began to include natural materials into my work, which I previously hadn’t done.
Can we consider the imitation of the truth to be a lie if it is embedded in our life so skillfully? Can the surrogate substitute “the real” if we are not able to distinguish between what is real and what is not anymore? Where is the boundary of the intrinsic parameters of what is “real“ in the modern world? The lines are getting blurred, and nothing seems intentionally artificial and we take it as a norm. Human body and psyche are in need for natural feelings of taste, surfaces, tactile sensations. “Back to nature” is becoming a slogan for the modern life, but do we still recognize the boundary between real and fake? Or have they become dissolved and we don’t see anything out of the ordinary in that?" (Maria Agureeva)

AWARDS AND RESIDENCES

  • 2019 — Ruinart Art Patronat grant
  • 2018 — 18th street arts centre Los Angeles (from August to September).
  • 2018 — Grant from TRUST FOR MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING.
  • 2018 — Winner of the Laguna Art Prize (special prize).
  • 2017 — Residence Unlimited New York (from February to April).
  • 2013 — Nominee of the Kandinsky Prize.

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019 — Passing, Cosmoscow, Ruinart art patronat, Moscow.
  • 2019 — Dust, Coaxial Arts Foundation, Los Angeles.
  • 2018 — It will always be not enough, Isabelle Lesmeister gallery, Regensburg.
  • 2018 — The dust of Pearl will settle down on soft skin covering all the cracks, Atrium gallery, 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles.
  • 2018 — It's possible to imagine what will remain after, Anna Nova Gallery, Saint-Petesburg.
  • 2018 — Dust, Electrozavod gallery, Moscow.
  • 2015 — Binary promises, Parallel program of the 6-th Moscow biennale of contemporary art, Pechersky Gallery, Moscow.
  • 2014 — Gardens of compromises, Museum Erarta, Saint-Petersburg.
  • 2013 — Those Females Who Can Wreck the Infinite, Parallel program of the 5-th Moscow biennale of contemporary art, Pechersky Gallery, Moscow.
  • 2012 — Citius, altius, fortius! Commodification, Project Fabrika together with GridchinHall, Moscow.
  • 2012 — Excavations. Ground 0, GridchinHall, Moscow.
  • 2011 — Formotsvet (Form and Color) series, GridchinHall, Moscow.
  • 2011 — Formotsvet (Form and Color) series, Kadieff Gallery, Helsinki.
  • 2009 — Formotsvet (Form and Color) series, AL Gallery, Saint-Petersburg.

SELECTIVE GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2020 — Technosphere, Supercollider Gallery x Femmebit, Spring break art show LA, Los Angeles.
  • 2019 — MMOMA 99/19, 20th anniversary exhibition, MMOMA, Moscow.
  • 2019 — Recycle or die, Gum Red line, Moscow.
  • 2019 — The Regenerates, The Nook gallery, Los Angeles.
  • 2017 — Just cause, Black Ball Projects, New York.
  • 2016 — Unofficial laguage, WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Center, Parallel program of the V Moscow International Biennale For Young Art, Moscow.
  • 2016 — All eyes on me, WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Center, Moscow.
  • 2016 — Nominibus Trivialibus, Sinonimis Selectis, Moscow State University's Botanic Garden (the "Apothecary Garden"), Parallel program of the V Moscow International Biennale For Young Art, Moscow.
  • 2015 — Mirrors, MMOMA, Moscow.
  • 2015 — One within the other. Art of new and old media in the age of high-speed internet, MMOMA, Moscow.
  • 2015 — Developing of freedom, Project Fabrika, Moscow.
  • 2013 — I would have not been painting now, Parallel program of the 5-th Moscow biennale of contemporary art, Agency Art.Ru, Moscow.
  • 2013 — State order, WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Center, Moscow.
  • 2012 — Project Cena (Price), Parallel program of the III Moscow International Biennale For Young Art, Agency Art.Ru, Moscow.
  • 2011 — Art in Mind, The Brick Lane Gallery, London.
  • 2010 — Contemporary art festival Psikhonavtika, Saint-Petersburg.
  • 2010 — Resume, All Gallery, Saint-Petersburg.




Работы

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Кора (сосна), пластик, синтетическая ткань, кожа, смешанная техника
87 х 66 х 17
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Кора (сосна), пластик, синтетическая ткань, смешанная техника
79 х 53 х 13
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Пластик, камень, кожа, металл, смешанная техника
90 x 130 x 63 см
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Пластик, камень, кожа, металл, смешанная техника
73 x 129 x 58 см
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Пластик, жженая древесина, синтетическая ткань, смешанная техника
89 х 56 х 35,5
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Пластик, кожа, натуральный воск
78 x 53 x 7 см
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Пластик, натуральный воск, кожа, коробка из плексигласа
103 x 132 x 23,5 см
The flesh does not want to but obeys
Агуреева Мария

The flesh does not want to but obeys, 2018

Натуральный воск, пластик, смешанная техника
139 x 38 x 10 см
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Пластик, натуральный воск, кожа, коробка из плексигласа
103 x 132 x 23,5 см
The deeper your immersion is, the louder your inner voice
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The deeper your immersion is, the louder your inner voice, 2018

Пластик, натуральный воск
104 x 92 x 11 см
The powerful flow will wash away all the roughness
Агуреева Мария

The powerful flow will wash away all the roughness, 2018

Пластик, натуральный воск
136 x 44 x 13 см
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Пластик, жженая древесина, синтетическая ткань, смешанная техника
77 х 58 х 33
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Пластик, жженая древесина, синтетическая ткань, смешанная техника
81 х 66 х 30,5

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