Tanya Akhmetgalieva (b. 1983, Kemerovo, Russia) creates textile panels, objects, installations, as well as video and graphics. Large-scale textile installations form the recognizable artistic style of Tanya Akhmetgalieva. The fabric in her works acts as an analogue of the graphic technique. Embroidery threads are endowed with a metaphorical meaning – it is an allegory of complex interrelationships between objects, people. Fantastic and real images are embodied in the works, Akhmetgalieva creates something between a fairy tale and a reflection of the surrounding world. 


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.

Awards

2016

  • Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award – Special prize from L’INSTITUT FRANÇAIS, St. Petersburg, Russia

2015

  • Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award – The best project of visual art, St. Petersburg, Russia

2010

  • Kandinsky Prize – finalist in the category Young Artist, Moscow, Russia
  • Novoyaz – First prize, The Hermitage Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia
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Primary solo exhibitions

2020

  • Heart surgery, Haus Der Kunst Sankt Josef, Solothurn, Switzerland
  • I Can Disappear, Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow, Russia

2019

  • The Poisonous Berries, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
  • The Unexpected Guest, Centre Point, Basel, Switzerland
  • A Day Full Of Hope, exhibition of Mechanical Ballet series, Marble Palace,The Russian Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • There Are Two Doors In My House, Freud’s Dream Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia

2018

  • There Are Two Doors In My House, apartment exhibition supported by the Austrian Embassy, Moscow, Russia

2017

  • Project «Love These Flaming Moments», Gallery Regina, Moscow

2016

  • Project «Fragile Island» Part of “Fathers & sons” Project, Museum and Exhibition association “Manege”, Moscow

2014

  • Project “Allergy to dust”, Marina Gisich Gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia.
  • Project “Hello World!”, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland.

2013

  • Project “Hello World!“, gallery Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea, Milan, Italy.

2012

  • Exhibition “Toys”, Triumph gallery, Moscow, Russia.
  • Project “Synthetic Syndrome”, TKACHI, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

2011

  • Project “Happy Сhaildhood”, Freud Museum of Dreams, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Project “Incubator”, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki.

2010

  • Project “Clotho”, The first Ural industrial biennale of contemporary art 2010, The Sverdlovsk Wool Spinning Mill, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

2009

  • Exhibition “The Chrysalis Phase”, Center for Contemporary Art Winzavod, “START”, The platform for the young artists, 3 Moscow biennale of contemporary art, Moscow, Russia.
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Public exhibitions

2020

  • Gifts to the Russian Museum from Artists and Collectors. Selected Works. 1898–2019, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2019

  • La Nuit La Plus Longue, Institut Français, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • Abstraction in Art, Kuryokhin Center, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • Constructed Situations, Santa Maria della Pieta, Venice, Italy
  • The 15th Festival Contemporary Art In The Traditional Museum, RZD Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • The Only Thing That Survived From My Youth Is An Accumulation Of Things, Atelier Mondial, Basel, Switzerland
  • A Day Full of Hope, Vitrine of the Central Kids Store in collaboration with the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia

2018

  • Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Wall, NCCA, Moscow, Russia
  • Please, Thank You, I’m Sorry, NCCA, Moscow, Russia
  • There and Back Again, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

2017

  • Artist-in-residence programm, The Ural industrial biennial of contemporary art, Ekaterinburg, Russia
  • Man as Bird, The collateral event of The 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale Di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2016

  • House of Impressions, Classic and Contemporary Media Art’ in The Framework of the Summer Program of the Pushkin Museum Quarter and my.com, Moscow, Russia
  • Borsch and Champaign, selected works from the collection of Vladimir Ovcharenko. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
  • Football – Hockey, Center for Contemporary Art Winzavod, Moscow, Russia
  • Festival PLAYMMOMA, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
  • Festival Finlayson Art Area 2016, Himmelblau Printmaking Studio, Tampere, Finland
  • Russian Contemporary: Drawing. No Limits, Pushkin House (Independent Russian cultural centre), London, UK
  • Russian Contemporary: Drawing. No Limits, Russisches Haus der Wissenschaft und Kultur, Berlin, Germany
  • Puzzle of Piere Broshe, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia

2014

  • Other Capital, Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia
  • Generation Start, parallel program of Manifesta 10, First Military School, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • Crystallizations. Contemporary Art from Saint Petersburg, Waino Aaltonen Museum, Turku, Finland
  • Contemporary Drawing, State Russian Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia

2013

  • Senseless, Tkachi, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • Surface, loft-project Etazhi, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • Videoprogram Variable landscape, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Venice, Italy
  • Dreams for Those Who are Awake, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
  • Feminism: From the Avant-garde to Today, Manege, Moscow, Russia

2012

  • The Meal of Being, Gallery RuArts, Moscow, Russia

2011

  • Kesä – Sommar – Summer 2011, Galery Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
  • Patterns of The Mind, Turku biennal 2011, The Aboa Vertus & Ars Nova Museum, Finland, Turku
  • Practice for Everyday Lfe — Young Artists from Russia, Calvert 22 Foundation, London, UK

2010

  • Kandinsky prize exhibition, Central Arts House, Moscow, Russia
  • The Heroes of Our Time, Qui Vive? 2 – Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Open gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • The Eighth International Photography Month in Moscow: Photobiennale 2010, Gallery Na Solyanke, Moscow, Russia
  • New Speak, The State Hermitage museum, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2009

  • The Sixth International Festival: Fashion and Style in Photography 2009, Gallery Na Solyanke, Moscow, Russia

2008

  • Random politics, Qui Vive? 1 – Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, exhibition, Center for Contemporary Art Winzavod, Moscow, Russia
  • Residual Radiation, Qui Vive? 1 – Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, exhibition, Center for Contemporary Art Winzavod, Moscow, Russia
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Collections

  • Private collections
  • The Russian Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • EMMA — Espoo Museum of Moderns Art, Espoo, Finland
  • Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
  • Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
  • Turku Art Museum, Turku Finland
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Education

2011

  • Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design

2008

  • Pro Arte Institute of St. Petersburg Art and Culture Fund

2002

  • Kemerovo Regional Art College
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