“Being an artist means for us to create own reality and materialize thoughts, accidentally guessing the images and themes that thrill not only you, but also other ones, accidentally giving to other people a cause for reflection and from time to time inspiring others”.
CrocodilePOWER is a group founded in 2011 by two Russian artists: PeterGoloshchapov (born in 1982) and OksanaSimatova (born in 1979). Both are graduates of Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry (graduated in 2005 and 2008 respectively).
In 2012, they completed an internship at the Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London. Working in a group has become a new creative experience for both. They turned to the theme of studying today’s world and the place of man in it. CrocodilePOWER create mythologies somewhere between fantasy and reality, between technology and nature. They realize them in projects that unite different art objects: painting, sculpture, and installations.
Addressing the ramifications of technological progress, the artists highlight the physical and psychological transformations that we are undergoing as a result of our interactions with virtuality. Their practice is rooted in an examination of the impalpable sense of uncertainty and loss of self, a reckoning with the erosion of purpose that defines the contemporary human condition in the age of virtuality.
To Catch the Attention if Selfie-taking Sphinx, Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
TGHNN CrocodilePOWER/Sandor Szasz Triumph gallery, Moscow
Life in the lonely wood. Mobius gallery, Bucharest, Romania
Insomnia. VLADEY Space. Moscow, Russia
The borders of memory. Budapest Art Factory. Budapest, Hungary
Out of range. Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia
Russian space. Triumph gallery. Moscow, Russia
Inner taiga. Triumph gallery. Moscow, Russia
Plastic. The State Russian Museum / The Marble Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia
Quid est veritas?, Annka Kultys gallery, London, UK
Through the Looking Glass, Ural Vision gallery, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Paradoxical hybrids, Hlebozavod Center for Contemporary Culture, Vladivostok, Russia
Homo Deus, Vacation gallery, New York, USA
CAPITAL@ART.INTERNATIONAL, O S T > S T E R N, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The 6th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art. Parallel program.
Paradoxical hybrids, Electromuseum, Moscow, Russia
Other shores, ManegeCentral Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia
Finite resource. 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art. Parallel program. Special project. Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts, Tonnel gallery, Moscow
WANT / The Cost of Desire. Mobius Art Week, The Hub, Bucharest
Hooray! Sculpture! Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg
The 5th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art. Parallel program. Only unofficial language. Winzavod contemporary art centre. Moscow, Russia
The 5th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art. Parallel program. Special project. Nominibus trivialibus, synonimis selectis. The Apothecaries Garden, the Botanic Gardens of Moscow State University. Moscow, Russia
The 5th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art. Special project. 19/92 At first. Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia
The 5th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art. Parallel program. Symbol. Moscow metallurgical plant A sickle and a hammer. Moscow, Russia
Always contemporary. The art of XX–XXI. Rosizo gallery. Moscow, Russia
Hooray! Sculpture! Winzavod contemporary art centre, Moscow
The 4th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art. Parallel program. Moscow. Barocco.Triumph gallery. Moscow, Russia
The 4th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art. Special project. Before & After. Tunnel gallery. Moscow, Russia
XXIIIÈME BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE DE VALLAURIS. Vallauris, France
The other side of things. Elektrozavod gallery. Moscow, Russia
The Study of Researches. Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia
Luck is an attitude. Martini Art Club. Pobeda gallery. Moscow, Russia
Martini Art Weekend. Red October. Moscow, Russia
Moscow International Biennale for Young Art Qui vive? Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia