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Agureeva Maria

Maria Agureeva was born in 1985.

Graduated from Saint Petersburg State University of Technology and Design (faculty of graphic design, 2003-2009), IKA (Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow) (2014-2015). The artist works with installations, videos, performances, and sculptures. Lives and works in Los Angeles and Moscow.

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

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

PERSONAL EXHIBITION

  • 2019-Passing, Cosmoscow, patron of Ruinart, Moscow.
  • 2019-Dust, coaxial art Foundation, Los Angeles.
  • 2018-It will never be enough, Isabel Lesmeister gallery, Regensburg.
  • 2018-Pearl Dust will settle on the soft skin covering all the cracks, atrium gallery, 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles.
  • 2018-you can imagine what will remain after, Anna Nova gallery, Saint Petersburg.
  • 2018-Dust, Elektrozavod gallery, Moscow.
  • 2015-Binary promises, Parallel program of the 6th Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Pechersky Gallery, Moscow.
  • 2014 - gardens of compromises, Erarta Museum, Saint Petersburg.
  • 2013-Those women who can destroy the infinite, Parallel program of the 5th Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Pechersky Gallery, Moscow.
  • 2012 - Citius, altius, fortius! Commodification, the Factory Project together with Gridchinhall, Moscow.
  • The 2012 Excavations. Ground 0, Gridchinhall, Moscow.
  • 2011 - a series of "Tormozit", gridchinhall, Moscow.
  • 2011 - a series of "Tormozit", Gallery Kadieff, Helsinki.
  • 2009 - series "Tormozit", AL Gallery, Saint Petersburg.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2020-Cosmoscow Art Fair, Moscow, Russia
  • 2020-ENTER Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2020-Technosphere, Supercollider Gallery x Femmebit, La spring art show, Los Angeles.
  • 2019-MMOMA 99/19, 20th anniversary exhibition, MMOMA, Moscow.
  • 2019-Recycle or die, Gum Red line, Moscow.
  • 2019 - The Regenerates, Nook Gallery, Los Angeles.
  • 2017-Just cause, Black Ball Projects, new York.
  • 2016-Unofficial language, VINZAVOD center for contemporary art, Parallel program of the V Moscow international Biennale of young art, Moscow.
  • 2016-All eyes on me, VINZAVOD center for contemporary art, Moscow.
  • 2016-Nominibus Trivialibus, Sinonimis Selectis, MSU Botanical garden (Aptekarsky sad), Parallel program of the V Moscow international Biennale of young art, Moscow.
  • 2015-Mirrors, MMOMA, Moscow.
  • 2015 - One in another. Art of new and old media in the era of high-speed Internet, MMOMA, Moscow.
  • 2015-Development of freedom, Factory Project, Moscow.
  • 2013-I wouldn't draw now, Parallel program of the 5th Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Agency Art.Ru, Moscow.
  • 2013-state Order, VINZAVOD center for contemporary art, Moscow.
  • 2012-Project Cena (Price), Parallel program of the III Moscow international Biennale of young art, Agency Art.Ru, Moscow.
  • 2011-Art in Mind, Brick lane Gallery, London.
  • 2010-festival of contemporary art Psychonautics, Saint Petersburg.
  • 2010-Summary, All Gallery, Saint Petersburg.

"My main task as an artist is to show how the body becomes a hybrid space in which the materiality of human flesh is linked to individual consciousness and identity. This is caused by a General desire to change yourself to avoid social pressure, as well as an even greater desire to discover your true form and inner authenticity.

In my work, I focus on the contradiction between what is considered real and what is subjective about the human body. I explore the social norms of stamped attractiveness that push us to Polish our own image, as people Polish billions of images on the Internet. There is an internal conflict between the natural features of our appearance imposed by artificial standards and our willingness to oppose them with absolute truth. This dynamic pushes me to explore the boundaries beyond which the body becomes as much an object as any other.

I often work with synthetic materials because they refer to my themes of physicality, moving from authenticity to art. My work emphasizes that body transformation is referential, archetypal, and tribal, and is now becoming a form of modern secular religion. This forces me to explore the boundaries beyond which the body eventually becomes the same object as any other.

I am currently studying the interaction of the human body and the environment, which I deeply feel is inextricably linked as one ecology, one synergistic Union. Humanity, and especially artists, can no longer turn a blind eye to this problem because of how acutely we have all begun to feel the impact of changes in Nature on all of us."
Maria Agureeva

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:





Works

we are part of the circle
Agureeva Mariya

we are part of the circle, 2021

Ракушки, дерево (обожженное), керамика, волосы, пластик
105 х 60 х 19 cm
Янтарь будущего
Agureeva Mariya

Янтарь будущего, 2021

Камни, ракушки, алюминий, волосы, пластик
155 х 89 х 9 см
Untitled
Agureeva Mariya

Untitled, 2020

Пластик, корпуса, алюминий, зеркало, рама (ясень)
Пепел пахнет, как вчера
Agureeva Mariya

Пепел пахнет, как вчера, 2021

Алюминий, горный дуб, камень, пластик, зеркало, рама (ясень)
56 x 58 x 9 см
Untitled
Agureeva Mariya

Untitled, 2020

Пластик, жженая древесина, алюминий, деревянный каркас, зеркало
21 х 29 х 3 cm
Untitled
Agureeva Mariya

Untitled, 2019

Bark (pine), plastic, synthetic fabric, leather, mixed media
87 х 66 х 17 cm
Untitled
Agureeva Mariya

Untitled, 2020

c-print ( Hahnemuhle photo glossy), plastic on c-print
30 х 30 см (46 х 46 см in frame)
23 000 ₽
Untitled
Agureeva Mariya

Untitled, 2019

Bark (pine), plastic, synthetic fabric, mixed media
79 x 53 x 13 cm
Untitled
Agureeva Mariya

Untitled, 2019

Plastic, rock, leather, metal, mixed media
90 x 130 x 63 cm
Untitled
Agureeva Mariya

Untitled, 2019

Plastic, rock, leather, metal, mixed medi
73 x 129 x 58 cm
Untitled
Agureeva Mariya

Untitled, 2019

Plastic, burnt wood, synthetic fabric, mixed media
89 x 56 x 35,5 cm
Untitled
Agureeva Mariya

Untitled, 2019

Plastic, natural wax, leather
78 x 53 x 7 cm
Untitled
Agureeva Mariya

Untitled, 2019

Plastic, natural wax, leather, plexiglass box
103 x 132 x 23,5 cm
The flesh does not want to but obeys
Agureeva Mariya

The flesh does not want to but obeys, 2018

Plastic, natural wax, mixed media
139 x 38 x 10 cm
Untitled
Agureeva Mariya

Untitled, 2019

Plastic, natural wax, leather, plexiglass box
103 x 132 x 23,5 cm
Untitled
Agureeva Mariya

Untitled, 2019

Plastic, burnt wood, synthetic fabric, mixed media
77 x 58 x 33 cm
Untitled
Agureeva Mariya

Untitled, 2019

Plastic, burnt wood, synthetic fabric, mixed media
81 x 66 x 30,5 cm
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