Yuliya Lanina / Never And Both At The Same Time
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About The Event
Xposed Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition by multimedia artist Yuliya Lanina featuring a multi-channel video installation and animatronic sculptures.
Playful and quirky on the exterior, Lanina’s work uses whimsy as a device to draw closer inspection, leading to greater awareness and introspection among viewers. Once engaged, the viewer often finds evocations of the dark matter that is the underbelly of human existence, striking a primordial balance. Lanina’s images are inspired by the Surrealist and Dada approach, with the subconscious taking the lead, and leaving analytical thinking behind, and by embracing the nonsensical and surprising.
On October 19th, Yuliya Lanina and Yuu Fujita will perform within the projected animations and sculptures, exploring the themes of connection and isolation, seeing and being seen. Music by José Martinez and Vladimir Rannev.
About the artist
Yuliya Lanina creates alternate realities in her works—ones based on sexuality, femininity, fetishism, and identity.
Lanina's multimedia works and performances have awarded her invitations to many art fairs, festivals and conferences, as well as to SXSW Interactive (TX); SIGGRAPH Asia (Japan); SEAMUS (Oregon), 798 Beijing Biennial (China); Seoul International Media Art Biennial (Korea); KunstFilm Bienalle (Germany); Fusebox (TX), Currents New Media (NM), the Creative Tech Week (New York City), and AIFF (Athens, Greece). Her work has been featured in Brooklyn Rail, Houston Press, Glasstire, Art Review, Bloomberg News, Austin-American Statesman, Australian Art Review, Sight Lines, NYArts Magazine, ART on AIR.com/MOMA PS 1, Bejing Today and can be found in several national and international private and corporate collections. Revolt Magazine chose Lanina as one of their top ten New York City artists of 2013.
Lanina’s works have been showcased in numerous solo and group shows nationally and internationally as well as in such museums and institutions as the Seoul Art Museum (Korea); Cleveland Institute of Art (Ohio); Elisabet Ney Museum (Austin, TX); Patrick Heide (London), Blanton Museum of Art (Austin), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Russia); and Sara Nightingale Gallery (NY).
Lanina’s collaborative projects were performed at the New Museum Festival (New York), Edinburgh Fringe (Scotland), San Diego Museum of Art (CA), National Museum the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Lithuania), National Sawdust (Brooklyn, NY), Ailey Citigroup Theater (New York City), and Peridance Capezio Center (New York City).
Lanina's honors include fellowships and scholarships from Headlands Art Center (California); Yadoo (New York), New York Studio Gallery (NYC), Marble House Project (Vermont), I-Park (CT), CORE Cultural Funding Program (Austin, TX); ArtSprinter (New York City), BluePrint/COJECO (New York City); TEMPO (TX), Award of Excellence in the Manhattan Arts International Competition (New York City) and an honorable citation from New York State Assembly.
Lanina holds MFA in Combined Media from Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY and a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Purchase College, SUNY.
Lanina is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the Department of Arts and Entertainment Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin.