is involved with the arts in her diverse roles as a visual artist, teacher, curator, art manager. Fiodorova’s work includes installations, live performances, public art, video and digital media. The content of her works tends to reflect the contemporary world in response to current issues: social, political and aesthetic.
Very often she touches upon issues related to the local conflicts and problems of Moldova, such as the integration of Moldova into the European context and the problem of identity for the citizens of Moldova. Currently, her designs are associated with social interaction, aimed at creating spaces of intercultural dialogue.
born 1976 in Chisinau, Rep. Moldova
lives and works in Chisinau, Rep. Moldova
2011-2012 TANDEM Cultural Manageres Exchange Ukraine-European Union-Moldova
since 2008 Teacher of Art School Sciusev, Chisinau, Moldova
since 2008 Ph.D researcher, Academy of Sciences of Moldova Department of Visual Art
2008-2011 Manager of Culture training, Soros Fondation-ECF, Chisinau-Amsterdam, Moldova-Holland
2007-2009 Project Coordinators»,[KSA:K] Center for Contemporary Art, Chisinau
2008 Masters Degree, Creanga State Pedagogical University, Chisinau, Moldova
2005 Manager of Culture, Institute Interstudio, Sankt Petersburg, Russia
1999-2004 Grafics, Faculty of Fine Arts, The Creanga State Pedagogical University,Chisinau, Moldova
exhibitions / projects
2011 Exhibition”Proximity”, Docks on the Seine, Paris (art practices from eleven CIS member countries)
2011 PRO&CONTRA INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, One of the special projects of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary art ( one of winner of Open Call project I want to London by Fiodorova Tatiana)
2011 Performance Moldavian Land/ International Festival EXCHANGE RADICAL MOMENTS Live Art Festival exchangeradicalmoments.wordpress.com
2011 Exhibition CHISINAU CIRCUMVENTION – art and social progress in peripheral regions, Museum Zemstvo
2011 A COMPLICATED RELATION:_ PART II, Kalmar konstmuseum, Sweden
2011 Action “Artist Without Pavilion”, Teatru-spalatorie, Chisinau Moldova
2011 The Journey to the East at Arsenal Gallery in Bialystok, Krakow- Poland,
Arsenal Gallery Kiev Ukraine
2011 The luxury of the essential, 13. Kunst- und Kulturfestival, Berlin, Germany
2011 ATLANTIS ’11 – [KSA:K] Center at the Venice Biennale, Italy
2011 “Transcultural Identities” & “Pierre Gonnord: Portraits”, two photography exhibitions, Georgia State University, Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design Galleries, Atlanta, USA
2010 CHISINAU-Art, Research in the Public Sphere, Chisinau, Moldova
2010 13th triennial of tapestry in Lodz, Poland
2010 Qui Vive? I Moscow International Biennale for Young Art , Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Моscow, Russia
2010 Like to be near, videos of Tatiana Fiodorova and Eliane Esther Bots, WG KUNST, Amsterdam, Holland
2009 Sea of seas-World Sea Media Art Project, collaborative art project led by Orly Aviv, The Slade Research Center Woburn Square, University College London, England
2009 Salon Show (Temporary Art Space), The Piece Hall, Halifax, WestYorkshire, England
2009 URBAN STILLS-Video Art Festival Miden 2009, Kalamata, Greece
2009 Prize Sotiri 2009 at the international exhibition for young photographers ‘A touch of violence, Korca,Tirana, Albania
2009 Curator Project “Atraction”. M’artian Fields – Collaboration, M’ARS Centre for contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
2009 Moldova with Love, The ‘Synapses’ project, Neues Museum, Weimar, Germany
2008 Periferic 8 The Romanian Biennial for Contemporary Art; Iasi, Romania
2008 In transition Russia 2008, National Centres for Contemporary Arts, Ekaterinburg and Moscow
2008 RO-MD/ Moldova in Two Scenarios, [KSA:K] Center for Contemporary Art, Chisinau
2008 Exhibition Found Footage, GaleriaPosibila, Bucharest, Romania
2007 The fourth Tashkent International Art Exhibition Bienalle-2007,Tashkent, Uzbekistan
2007 “Moldavian art” Werkatelier SK, Den Helder, Holland
2007 “Sovremenniki“, Salon CHA-2006, Моscow, Russia
2006 Golden Bee, The Moscow Biennial of Graphic Design, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
2011 Multi-media installation “САД”, GaleriaapARTe, Iasi, Romania
2011 project I WANT TO LONDON, Chisinau, Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, Chisinau, Moldova
2010 Foto exhibition “Moldavian Land” GaleriebySky, Chisinau, Moldova
2011 Foto exhibition” Moment of choice. Moldova. Social Portrait.”, Museum of Ethnography and Natural History, Chisinau, Moldova
2009 Curator Project ”ARTPLOSHADKA”, creating an online community of the cultural sector in Moldova
2009 Curator Project “Atraction”. M’artian Fields – Collaboration, M’ARS Centre for contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
2008 Curator Project “RED LINE”, Qui Vive? I Moscow International Biennalefor Young Art, NCCA National Center for Contemporary Arts, Моscow
are aimed at creating an online community of the cultural sector in Moldova with a view to consolidating the Moldovan cultural resources, as well as the formation and expansion of a single cultural space, covering a variety of arts and culture.This is a young and rapidly growing internet portal on culture and art, whose activities are aimed not only at the archiving of electronic information from the Moldovan and international press and television, illuminating the scope of modern culture, but also to produce our own news, interviews and texts.
Moldovan contemporary art is located in the marginal zone. Therefore, one of the tasks of Artploschadka is a popularization and promotion of contemporary art. Because today there is an enormous gap between traditional art and contemporary relevance, a task of Artploschadka is to build a bridge between past and present and try to see the whole picture of the cultural space of Moldova.
The installation consists of clothes that I was surrounded in childhood. In my video I make performance with soviet underwear which worn by both boys and girls in Soviet Time. My mom worked at the moldavian factory “Red Star”. This factory was very popular in USSR. The wardrobe of my family in the Soviet era consisted of items produced by this factory.
The performance which has been performed and recordered in summer, 2010 in the streets and at the market of Chisinau, Moldavia, concerns the problems of the influence of the west-European culture on the East European life-style which is often not reflected and remains only super ficial.
A young woman goes through the streets of an East European town t to buy some western clothes on the marke. This is the place where usually the most inhabitants of the town supplies itself with cheap carried clothes from the West Europe or with their simulations from the third countries. She just manage it financially to buy to herself a skirt and a T-shirt, maybe also a pair of shoes, but for the underwear remains to her neither money, even more mental space for considerations.
Thus the population of the country uses the underwear of the old Soviet style, even if it tries to adapt itself externally to the western clothes style. The artist sees in this similarity to the whole influence of the western culture on her country.
САД – Garden
multi-media installation, 2011
The installation comprises objects and photographs that relate to the arttist’s childhood spent in the Soviet-ruled Moldova. The figure of her father, a graphic designer, painter and photographer, is the most significant here. Unable to support his family on a meagre salary, he often travelled around the countryside where he earner money as a photographer. What is left of him are photographs of Moldovan landscapes, village weddings, Soviet holiday celebrations, views of Chisinau, and, perhaps most importantly, the portraits of the people from the country.
The artist has also kept a photographic copy of a book about medicinal plants, a publication that was likely in short supply during the Soviet times. The photographs, sketches, paintings, her father’s helmet, albums, notes scribbled down in Cyrillic, boxes with letters – all these personal items create a very intimate and private “garden of memories”. text is taken from the catalog to the exhibition “The Journey to the East” at Arsenal Gallery in Bialystok.
I go or I want to London
My recent designs are associated with social interaction, aimed at creating spaces of intercultural dialogue. The project "I want to London or are You afraid of Me" I am trying to understand the country in which I live and identify myself as a citizen of Moldova. Sometimes I feel vulnerable and powerless in my country, and through my actions show my place in modern society.
Moldova is the most impoverished country in Europe and has become the main supplier of illegal labor with in Europe, as well as a source of illegal trafficking. Sometimes I feel like an slave. For me, these bags are a symbol of post-Soviet space, a symbol of transition, mobility, while on the other hand a symbolic wall between East and West, the barriers, the frontiers, the borders that refused my effort to get to London.
This unplanned and spontaneous performance was shown at the Festival International Festival of Culture and Science, FLOW 2010 in Chisinau and then the shares of the protest have been shown in public spaces in Bucharest and Amsterdam, Krakow, Paris, Brussels.
The sublime object of ideology
Another project I have works with the theme of the Communist regime in Moldova.This work was shown in Moscow at the exhibition which gathered artists from the post-Soviet space. The work focuses on the issues of ideology and about faith.
I explore the issues of faith and the natural properties of the human soul with its need for something to believe in and how state power uses this its own purposes.Faith-Christianity-Communism. Any Ideology is a powerful instrument of social control.
Recently, I have become a little tired of the political and social problems of society and I have wanted to give my ideas anaesthetic perspective.This is probably an escape from society.
In this project,I transform the validity of Moldova,in an effort to return to archaic form so far, hereby creating a new interpretation of reality.
In fact,I am so tired of the hustle and bustle of life with all of the ideological super structure that wants to deprive the entire world of meaning while turn in gall forms into an ornamental pattern. Nothing is import ant as everything turns into a new form, finding new content.
Artist Without Pavilion
Tatiana Fiodorova, T-shirt, text applied, 50 pieces.
T-shirt project was designed in response to the presentation of “Moldovan pavilion” at the Venice Biennale (54th edition). This year, for the first time Moldova has been presented in a large scale contemporary art project, such as Biennale in Venice. Participation in such an exhibition is considered a prestigious thing.
However, the Republic of Moldova as a state does not have financial resources that would allow construction or renting of a national pavilion to present Moldova art in Venice. Therefore, this year appeared several young ladies-artists with a private capital, who were able to rent a space and to expose their works of art, being firmly convinced that theirs creation, after such a participation will be more appreciated internationally.
At the same time exhibited works are far from being called contemporary art and are absolutely traditional in its content and form, and the local artistic community was outraged by the situation. Undoubtedly, in Moldova are artists who really could represent internationally the contemporary art scene, but they are not able to do it because of the lack of funds. T-shirts with the words “Artist Without Pavilion” are a reaction to this unresolved situation, when the Artist remained without Pavilion and Pavilion – without Art.
illustrations: I I want to London, digital work 2009-2011 II Moldavaian Land, foto objects, Paris exhibition, 2011
related to country
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