2002: graduated from Kemerovo Regional Art College. 2005-2011: studied at St. Petersburg State Academy of Arts and Industry by A. Stieglitz. 2005-2008: Pro Arte Institute of St. Petersburg Art and Culture Fund.
Participant of “Qui Vive?” 1st and 2nd Moscow International Biennial for Young Art (2008, 2010). Participant of 3rd Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art (2009). Lives and works in Saint Petersburg and Moscow, Russia.
Works have been included in permanent collection of Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Moscow), EMMA Museum (Espoo), Pori Art Museum (Finland).
Large-scale textile installations form the recognizable artistic style of Tanya Akhmetgalieva. From the artist’s point of view, the idea of thread itself comes with the wide range of semantic meanings. She uses textile as the possibility to display the connections, relations appearing between people, their inner idea of themselves.
The artist in her installations, such as “Chrysalis phase”, “Incubator”, embroiders, knits, spreads the threads, connecting her characters with each other. The threads embody the words and thoughts which come from one character to another and transform the picture in the three-dimensional space.
Project “Incubator” (2010-2011) reflects our reality, the new century, a new stage which we have entered. The work focuses on the incubator where we see the premature baby – the metaphor reminding us “time of troubles” in which we live, about our world, which makes an emergency landing, a massive epidemic, war, crushing the revolution and other inside critical processes.
Project “Chrysalis phase” (2009) is devoted to the region of Siberia, Russia’s terra incognita. The image of Siberia by Akhmetgalieva takes allegoric features of a giant mythical cocoon, which is hiding in its chrysalis phase behind the layers of its threads the sources of the new time.
After materials of commentaries by the artist
THE WINNER OF SERGEY KURYOKHIN CONTEMPORARY ART AWARD, “THE BEST VISUAL ART PROJECT”, Saint Petersburg, Russia
The 1st place winner of “Novoyaz” Contest, The State Hermitage, St. Petersburgб Russia
Kandinsky Prize nominee, project “Chrysalis phase”, Moscow Russia
PRIMARY SOLO EXHIBITIONS
«Love These Flaming Moments», Gallery Regina, Moscow, Russia
«Fragile Island» Part of “Fathers & sons” Project, Museum and Exhibition association “Manege”, Moscow, Russsia
“Allergy to Dust”, Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
“Hello World!”, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
Project “Songs of wild killer whale“, exhibition “Dreams for those who are awake”, MMOMA, Moscow
“Feminism: From the Avant-garde to Today”, Manege, Moscow
Project “Interaction area”, exhibition “The meal of Being”, Gallery RuArts, Moscow
Project “Wasps’ nest”, the exhibition “Art for fake”, K35 Gallery, Moscow
Video “The apparatus of fatigue” (with Michaela Mukhina), International Festival of Video Art “Now and Then”, MMOMA, Moscow
Video “12345 …” Night of Museums, “Etazhi” Loft Project, St. Petersburg.
exhibition “Nordic Art Today:conceptual debts,broken dreams, new horizons”, project “Papper”, Loft Project ETAGI, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
exhibition “Oneiromontage”, with the participation of the Museum of Dreams by Z. Freid. Video installation “Happy childhood”, 4th Moscow biennale of contemporary art, Art House Squat Forum, Moscow.
video program “Zero kilometr”, New Holland, Saint-Petersburg
exhibition “Kesä – Sommar – Summer 2011”, work “Detached onlooker”, Galery Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
exhibition “Personal” (in collaboration with Veronika Rudieva-Ryazantseva and Anton Hlabov). Video installation “Personal room”, ART re.FLEX gallery, Saint-Petersburg.
exhibition “Practice for everyday life” — Young Artists from Russia, project “Synthetic”. Calvert 22 Foundation, London.
the seventh Moscow International festival: Fashion and Style in Photography 2011, Videoinstallation “Sports hall”, MMOMA, Moscow
Kandinsky prize, short list, project “THE CHRYSALIS STAGE”, Central Arts House, Moscow. “Qui Vive?” 2nd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, exhibition “The Heroes of Our Time”, project “Incubator”, Open gallery, Moscow
The Eighth International Photography Month in Moscow: Photobiennale 2010, videoinstallation “Happy chaildhood”, Gallery “Na Solyanke”, Moscow
first prize “NEWSPEAK”, The State Hermitage museum, Saint-Petersburg
participate in the project “City one minutes — Saint-Petersburg”
The Sixth International Festival: Fashion and Style in Photography 2009, videos “The past”, “A shell”, “Alchemy”. Gallery “Na Solyanke”, Moscow
“Qui Vive?” 1 Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, exhibition “Residual Radiation”
“Little cradle”, Center for Contemporary Art Winzavod, Moscow
“Qui Vive?” 1 Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, exhibition “Random Politics”, projects: “With red thread” and “Power Mechanisms”, MMOMA, Moscow.