João Ribas
Curator of the Main Project of the 4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art. Deputy Director and Senior Curator of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto.
Alisa Prudnikova
Director of regional development of ROSIZO-NCCA (National Centre of Contemporary Arts), Commissioner and Artistic director, the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art.
Dmitry Moskvin
Head of educational program of the 4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Head of Research and Education at the Ural branch of the State Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSIZO
Olga Komleva
Curator of performance platform of the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Curator of interdisciplinary projects of the Ural branch of the State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSIZO.
Daria Malikova
Curator of educational projects of the Ural branch of the State Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSIZO and of the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art
Zhenya Chaika
Curator of the artist-in-residence program and Manager of international partnerships of the 4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Curator of the permanent biennial residence in the city of Satka.
Dmitrii Bezouglov
Curator of Intellectual platform of the 4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art
Vladimir Seleznev
Curator of the special project Worldbuilding in Nizhny Tagil, Curator of artistic projects of the Ural branch of ROSIZO-NCCA.
Art group 18 Apples
They rethink the latest scientific achievements from the point of science art.
Evgeny Granilshchikov
Evgeny Granilshchikov – artist and filmmaker, works in different media including video-art, photography, installation, sound; makes independent experimental movies.
Art-group ZhKP
Art-group ZhKP was founded in 2012 by young artists: Anna Cherepanova, Angelina Kotova, Alexey bubb Tokmakov, Alexander Batalov, Arina Voronina, Vitaly Cherepanov, Ksenia Koshurnikova, Maria Belova, Vladimir Dobrov, Yulia Klimovskikh.
ZIP Group
ZIP Group was created in 2009 in Krasnodar, Russia, by artists: Eldar Ganeev, Evgeny Rimkevich, Stepan Subbotin and Vasily Subbotin – founders of the Krasnodar Institute of Contemporary Art (KICA).
Yonamine — artist, works with painting, drawing, graffiti, photography, video, and other media, such as tattooing. Lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal, and Luanda, Angola.
Lyudmila Kalinichenko
Lyudmila Kalinichenko – artist, works in photography. Lives and works in Ekaterinburg.
Alexey Kallima
Alexey Kallima — artist. In 1988 graduated from the University of Krasnodar. Lives and works in Moscow.
Hugo Canoilas
Hugo Canoilas — artist. Lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
Taisia Korotkova
Taisia Korotkova – artist. Lives and works in Moscow.
Petra Cortright
Petra Cortright – artist, works in video, painting and digital media. Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.
Olya Kroytor
Olya Kroytor — artist. Lives and works in Moscow.
Art group Where Dogs Run
Art group Where Dogs Run was formed in 2000 in Ekaterinburg. Group members include Alexey Korzukhin, Vladislav Bulatov, Natalia Grekhova, Olga Inozemtseva.
Christina Kubisch
Christina Kubisch — composer and sound artist. Composes electronic and acoustic music. Works with sound installations, and sound sculptures, with ultraviolet light and performance. Lives and works in Hoppegarten, Germany.
Urban Fauna Laboratory
Urban Fauna Laboratory was formed by artists Alexey Buldakov and Anastasia Potemkina in 2011 in Moscow, Russia, as a multidisciplinary platform for exploration of symbiotic relationships and their associated adaptations in the urban environment.
Salomé Lamas
Salomé Lamas – filmmaker. Selected filmography: Coup de Grâce (2017), Eldorado XXI (2016), The Tower (2015), No Man’s Land (2012).
Taus Makhacheva
Taus Makhacheva — artist. Lives and works in Moscow.
Aleksandr Medvedkin
Aleksandr Medvedkin — a Soviet Russian film director and screenwriter. He developed his unique cinematic style blending avant-garde technique, political satire, and Stalinist propaganda drawing inspiration from Russian folklore and the American silent comedies.
The Medvedkin Group
The Medvedkin Group was formed in 1967 in Besançon (France) by a group of workers the Rhodiaceta textile factory and French filmmakers, Chris Marker and Jean-Luc Godard, among others. The group was named in the honor of the Soviet filmmaker Aleksandr Medvedkin.
Melvin Moti
Melvin Moti — artist. Lives and works in Rotterdam.
Alexander Obrazumov
Alexander Obrazumov — artist, works with installations, sculpture, objects. Lives and works in Moscow.
Pavel Otdelnov
Pavel Otdelnov — artist, works in painting. Lives and works in Moscow.
Alexandra Paperno
Alexandra Paperno — artist, works in painting, screen- printing, graphics, installation. Lives and works in Moscow.
Sasha Pirogova
Sasha Pirogova — artist, works with performance and video. Lives and works in Moscow.
Sergey Poteryaev
Sergey Poteryaev – photographer, curator. Lives and works in Ekaterinburg.
Julien Prévieux
Julien Prévieux — artist. Lives and works in Paris, France.
Kirill Preobrazhensky
Kirill Preobrazhensky — artist, curator. Professor at The Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia (Department of Video Art). Lives and works in Moscow.
Babi Badalov
Babi Badalov – artist, works with visual poetry, art objects, installations and live performances. Lives and works in Paris, France.
Mika Rottenberg
Mika Rottenberg – artist, works with video and installation. Lives and works in New York, USA.
Kirill Savchenkov
Kirill Savchenkov – artist, works in photography, video, objects, texts, installation, and performance. He explores the notion of memory, how environment influences experience and human psychology, the relationship between social space and construction of identity and knowledge in marginal communities and subcultures. Lives and works in Moscow.
Moises Saman
Moises Saman — documentary photographer, member of Magnum Photos. Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. Saman is best known for his photographs from the wars in Iraq: the Gulf War (1990-1991), the Iraq War (2003-2011), and the Iraqi Civil War (2014-2016).
Slavs and Tatars
Slavs and Tatars – an international collective of artists, designers, and writers, founded in 2005 and devoted to an area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia.
Pilvi Takala
Pilvi Takala — artist. Lives and works in Berlin (Germany) and Helsinki.
Fyodor Telkov
Fyodor Telkov – photographer. Lives and works in Ekaterinburg.
Tipatzeha project
Tipatzeha project was founded in 2014 in Moscow, Russia, by four students of the British Higher School of Art & Design (BA Illustration): Kristina Kolesnikova, Sveta Mullari, Nina Stadnik and Lena Chetvernik.
Tromarama – artist collective, formed in 2006 in Bandung, Indonesia. Participants: Febie Babyrose, Herbert Hans Maruli A., Ruddy Hatumena . The collective experiments with digital imaging technology and is best known for their animations.
Antonina Baever
Antonina Baever — artist, works with video and photography. Works and lives in Moscow.
Harun Farocki
Harun Farocki (1944, Novy Jičín, Czech Republic – 2014, Berlin, Germany) – film director, screenwriter and media artist. He made over 90 films, the vast majority of them short experimental documentaries.
Carla Filipe
Carla Filipe – artist. Although Filipe works directly with space, her most familiar terrain is drawing which she mixes together with writing. Lives and works in Porto, Portugal.
Thomas Hirschhorn
Thomas Hirschhorn — artist, works with installation. Lives and works in Paris, France.
Shirota i Dolgota project
Shirota i Dolgota project was formed in 2015 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Participants: Yulia Kurmangalina, Natalia Petukhova, Emil Khafizov, Sasha Kulak. The project aims at search and support of unprofessional artists: outcasts, people with psychiatric and mental disorders.
Alexey Shchigalev
Alexey Shchigalev – street artist, lives and works in Perm, Russia.
Susan Schuppli
Susan Schuppli — artist-researcher and writer. She holds a PhD in Cultural Studies & Research Architecture (Goldsmiths, University of London, 2009) and is Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. In her projects she uses media artifacts – photographs, film, video, and audio transmissions – for examining material evidence from war and conflict to environmental disasters. Lives and works in London, UK.
Cécile B. Evans
Cécile B. Evans – artist. Lives and works in London (UK) and Berlin (Germany).
Alexander Bazhenov
Alexander Bazhenov – artist, works in painting and graphics.
Doug Ashford
Doug Ashford — teacher, artist and writer. He is Associate Professor at The Cooper Union (New York). Lives and works in New York, US.
Anna-Sophie Berger
Anna-Sophie Berger — artist. Studied fashion design and transmedia art at the University of Applied Arts (Vienna). Lives and works in Vienna and New York, US.
Éric Baudelaire
Éric Baudelaire — artist, filmmaker. In 1994 graduated from Brown University (USA). Lives and works in Paris, France.
Alexander Veryovkin
Alexander Veryovkin — photographer. Lives and works in St. Petersburg.
Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme
Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme — artists, live and work between Ramallah, Palestine, and New York, USA. Work together across a range of media like sound, image, text, multimedia installations and performance practices.
Lumière Brothers
Lumière Brothers: Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas and Louis Jean were among the first filmmakers. They patented an improved cinematograph, which allowed simultaneous viewing by multiple parties.
Jenny Holzer
Jenny Holzer – conceptualist artist, works with text and light installations. Lives and works in New York, USA.
Yvonne Rainer
Yvonne Rainer — dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker. Lives and works in New York, USA. Her work has been foundational across multiple disciplines and movements: dance, cinema, feminism, minimalism, conceptual art, and postmodernism.
Kurt Schwitters
Kurt Schwitters — German artist. Schwitters worked in several genres and media, including Dadaism, Constructivism, Surrealism, poetry, sound, painting, sculpture, graphic design, typography, and installation art.
Oraib Toukan and Ala Younis
Oraib Toukan and Ala Younis. Oraib Toukan works in photography, video, and installation, often bringing public interventions into her practice. Ala Younis is a research-based artist and curator. Lives and works in Amman (Jordan). Produces installations, video and publishing projects.
Otto Neurath
Otto Neurath — philosopher, sociologist, political economist, one of the founders and leading figures of the Vienna Circle.
Pedro Neves Marques
Pedro Neves Marques – visual artist and writer. In 2010 received MA in Art and Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London (UK), in 2007 graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon.
Aperto project
Aperto project was founded in 2015 in St. Petersburg, Russia, by a young Russian curator Elena Yushina. The Project consists of research platform, institutional library, reading rooms in St. Petersburg and Berlin, video journal and an international cultural newspaper in Russian and in English.
Robert Morris
Robert Morris — sculptor, conceptual artist and writer. Lives and works in New York, US.
Forensic Oceanography
Working together since 2011, Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani co-founded the WatchTheMed Platform and have been working on Forensic Oceanography, a project that critically investigates the militarized border regime and the politics of migration in the Mediterranean Sea. Their collaborative work has been exhibited internationally and has been published in several edited volumes as well as in the journals Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, and in the Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales.
Rudy Decelière
Rudy Decelière – sound artist. Rudy Decelière explores the capabilities of sound through installations, working both indoors and in open space.
​Florian Graf
​Florian Graf studies the relationship between man and architecture and psychological and emotional influence that architecture has on us.
Hannaleena Heiska
Hannaleena Heiska is striving to achieve brushwork that looks effortless and easy, which in turn gives the feeling of fleeting moment to the spectator. In her latest works, Hannaleena is using charcoal as the main material.
Hector Zamora
Hector Zamora works mostly with objects and spaces of public use and gives new definitions to their usual physical characteristics.
Tanya Akhmetgaliyeva
Tanya Akhmetgaliyeva works with textile in an original technique, particularly by combining different media (graphics, video, installation). Her central theme is variety of everydayness.
Zhenya Machneva
Zhenya Machneva documents industrial images in her works by exploring the meeting points of traditional art and technological progress.
Nina Bisyarina
Artist and animator Nina Bisyarina works in classic drawing style. As part of the Artist-in- Residence program of the Ural Biennial, Nina Bisyarina works in an unusual genre for her, complementing an animated film with a total installation built on her childhood memories (as is all her work).
Sergey Kasich
Sergey Kasich – Sound artist, musician, performer.
Viktor Murzikov
From 2004 started filming his own, micro-budget films with friends, family, and classmates.
The Demolition Project
The Demolition Project is a collaboration between Russian artist Alisa Oleva and English writer/performer Debbie Kent, using the city as both material and studio.
Katya Sivers
Katya Sivers – artist, designer, researcher.
GRAD is a cultural platform that brings new insights and international perspectives into Russian and Eastern European art, design and culture. Our purpose is to share specialist knowledge in ways that capture the imagination, inspire creativity and spark new ideas.
Daniil Akimov
Curator of projects related to experimental music, sound art, cinema and fashion.
Evgeny Gavrilov
Evgeny Gavrilov, one of the founders of the music community and the label Ekhotourist, created in Novosibirsk in 2010.
Gleb Ershov
From 1990 to 2015 has organized and curated more than 200 exhibitions of fine art in museums and galleries in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Leningrad region, Poland, Germany.
Vladimir Marin
He graduated from Obninsk Polytechnic School and from Moscow State University of Design and Technology. Lives and works in Kaluga.
Andrey Syaylev
He graduated from Samara Art College and studied at Samara Pedagogical University. Participated in numerous video art festivals in Russia, Ukraine, and Italy.
Alena Tereshko
Graduated from the Department of Monumental Painting of the Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design. A graduate of the Young Artist School of the Pro-Arte fund for culture and art, 2013. Since 2012 she is a member of Parasite group.
Sveta Shuvaeva
In 2010, she graduated from Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering with a degree in environmental design. Participant of numerous group exhibitions.
Lera Lerner
Lera Lerner — artist. Graduated from the School of the Young Artist of the Pro Arte Foundation for Culture and Arts.
Elizaveta Yuzhakova
Assistant to Commissioner and Head of Publications of the 4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art