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Anna Martynenko (b. 1985, the USSR). Lives and works in St. Petersburg.Graduated from the Department of Scenography (Set Design) of the St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy, the School for Young Artists of PRO ARTE Foundation and the New Media Lab of the Alexandrinsky Theatre. Since 2014 she has been working as a media artist, creating objects, installations, site-specific and public art projects.  She exhibited at the Sound Museum, FFTN Gallery, Nepokorenye 17 studio and participated in group exhibitions, fairs and festivals. She mainly researches communication and language systems, including working with sound, and the concept of reality in an information-based world. 

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Education:

2018 – School of Young Artist, Pro Arte Foundation
2016–2017 – New Media Lab, of the Alexandrinsky Theater
2013–2015 – performance design, master’s degree, St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy
2007–2012 – theater production designer, St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy

Personal projects:

2020 – “Petersburg and its Surroundings: Sound Cards”, Museum of Sound, St. Petersburg
2019 – “Unconquered. The Order of Things “, studio ”Nepokorennye, 17“, St. Petersburg 
2018 – “Opening Angle Is 15”, FFTN gallery, St. Petersburg 

Participation in exhibitions, festivals, projects:

2021
– “Contemplators of the Sun”, Lobachevsky’s University, Nizhny Novgorod 

2020
– ”Waterphone”, Waterfront project, Saint-Petersburg 
– Art-Prospect festival, DK Gaza, Saint-Petersburg 
– Arselectronica festival, Pangardenia project, AIR gallery, Saint-Petersburg 
– “NEMOSKVA IS NOT OVER THE MOUNTAINS”, Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, Saint-Petersburg 
– “My Spaces Are Fragile”, Navicula Artis gallery, Saint-Petersburg 

2019
– exhibition “Ordinary Things”, DK Gromov, Saint-Petersburg 
– exhibition “Winter Seedlings. Breeder’s Choice ”, BENUA ART GARDEN, Saint-Petersburg 
– exhibition “New Unknowns”, gallery Luda, Saint-Petersburg 
– exhibition “Impulse”, Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Center, Saint-Petersburg 
– exposition “New Anthropology”, the museum of science art in Koltushi, Leningradskaya region 
– festival “Epicentroom”, Art сenter “Pushkinskaya 10”, Saint-Petersburg 
– exhibition “MEMENTO VIVERE!”, Navicula Artis gallery, Saint-Petersburg 
– participant of the art camp of the program “100 Cities” of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, Tyumen 
– participant of the art-camp Beach Urban Week, Sosnovy Bor 
– participant of the BENUA ART GARDEN project, Garden of contemporary art, Saint-Petersburg 
– performance “The Black Staircase. Sum of Movements“ as a part of Performa project, Kamennoostrovsky Theater, Big Drama Theatre, Saint-Petersburg 
– participant of the “Waterfront: Neighborhood & Community” project, Saint-Petersburg 
– “Unconquered in Time And Space”, DK Gromov, Saint-Petersburg 
– “LEVELS”, Stepan Razin’s factory, Saint-Petersburg 

2018
– “Shalyapin HMAT”, Chaliapin Museum, Saint-Petersburg 
– Tashkent Biennale of Contemporary Art, Tashkent 
– Artification, Gamma Contemporary Art Festival, Saint-Petersburg 

2017
– Festival “Night of Light in Gatchina”, Gatchina 

Competitions and residences: 

– Winner of the Waterfront Open Project Competition of the Street Art Research Institute and the Danish Cultural Institute in St. Petersburg, 2020
– Laureate of the grant program for St. Petersburg artists working in the field of contemporary art, the Frants Art Foundation, 2020 
– Nomination “Art in Public Space” for Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award, group projects “City of Birds” and “Museum of Hogweed”, 2020 
– Long-list of the Nova Art competition, the “Body Extension” project, 2019 
– Resident of the studio “Nepokorennye, 17”, 2019 

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