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In her practice, the Ekaterinburg artist Katerina Poedinshchikova addresses corporeality and its transformation in real and non-existent spaces, and turns to the experience of creating myths and exploring existing ones.
This new work follows the movement of the body, when its individual parts deform or get fixed, thus dividing the body into segments. This is a metaphor to visualize the potential evolutionary shift: how the body rebuilds, dissolves in space, loses its boundaries or resists the surrounding reality and tries to break free.
Despite the integrity of the body shell, when fragmented and incomplete, it constantly eludes perception. All the body movements are ambiguous: constantly added new boundaries are simultaneously violated. The body — at times disintegrating into many fragments, at times gathering into a huge mass — intervenes in the space, engendering its own mythology and launching an endless process of transformation.
Katerina Poedinschikova was born in Kamensk-Uralsky in 1985. Now she lives and works in Ekaterinburg. She is an artist and works with video, photography, painting, and collage.
Katerina's solo exhibitions were held as part of the parallel program of the 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, in the Antonov Gallery, Yeltsin Center, and the Sinara Art Gallery. Katerina's works are kept in the Sinara Art Gallery and private collections.
Selected group exhibitions and international projects: Transitions and Beyond, Millepiani / LoosenArt Gallery (Rome, 2020); Everything is not what it seems, special project of the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art (Tyumen, 2019); LAYERS, Bridgeport (Connecticut, USA, 2019); art residence of the SinaraArt gallery (Le Prieure Saint Jean de Bebian, France, 2019); 1st Festival of New Audiovisual Art Luch, Yeltsin Center Art Gallery (Ekaterinburg, 2019); Development Zone - 2, Center for Contemporary Art (Veliky Novgorod, 2017); School, NCCA Ural (Ekaterinburg, 2016), Bazhov-fest, NCCA Ural (Ekaterinburg, 2016); main project of the 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art (Ekaterinburg, 2015).