Lyudmila Kalinichenko

(b. 1985)

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multi-discipline artist, works with installations, sculpture, and photography.

Often the artist uses science fiction texts and utopian ideas in her projects, to create an ideal world. As a continuator and bearer of her family's history, in her projects through personal stories she addresses more global themes such as posthumanism, the combination of new and traditional, the creation of universal symbols for building new relationships with the world around, connection in contemporary communities through the "copy & paste" effect, the transformation of repetition, food culture, utopia. 

Originally hailing from the region of Chelyabinsk (Russia, Ural), she is currently living and works in Yekaterinburg, Russia. She is studying at Rodchenko Art School of photography and multimedia (Moscow) and FotoDepartament Institute (S. Peterburg).

In 2021Lyudmila Kalinichenko was nominated for the award in the field of contemporary art "Innovation" in the category "Artist of the Year". In the same year she was shortlisted for the Present Continuous program of the V-A-C Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp (M HKA). She was shortlisted for the AES+F Artist Residency Awardgrant program in New York and longlist of international competition "Foam Talent". Lyudmila is a winner of the Garage Museum grant program (2017) and a participant in the START project at Vinzavod. Her work has been shown in the main project of the 4th Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art (2017) and in the special program of the 5th Ural Biennale (2019), as well as in group exhibitions in Russia, Italy and England.

SELECTED SOLO AND DUO EXHIBITIONS

2022 - NCCA Ural / Yekaterinburg, RU Urals branch of the Pushkin Museum / Yekaterinburg, RU

2021 – "The Enemy Mine", curator Valentin Dyakonov, Project  "NitiXNiti / Aramil Knitting factory / Aramil, RU

2021 – "Kiss-s-s" Urals branch of the Pushkin Museum / Yekaterinburg, RU

2020 – «Best before: unlimited», the photographic museum «Metenkov House» / Yekaterinburg, RU

2019 – «Elysium», curator Lev Shusharichev, gallery «Sinara Art» / Yekaterinburg, RU

2019 – «Dialogue», gallery «Narodnaya» / Nizhniy Tagil, RU

2018 – «500 Meters online», curator Vera Trachtenberg, project «Start» Winzavod CCA / Moscow, RU

2018 - «Household Surrealism», gallery «Pro Art's» / Kaluga, RU

2017 – «Household Surrealism», curator Svetlana Shlyapnikova, gallery «OkNo» / Chelyabinsk, RU

2017 – «Gradient of the linear difference», foundation «Cultural Transit» / Yekaterinburg, RU

2016 – «Household Surrealism», gallery «Space Place» / Nizhniy Tagil, RU

2015 – «Finish Goods», museum of Fine Аrts / art-gru LKKL / Nizhny Tagil, RU

BIENNIAL AND FESTIVALS

2019 – Preview of the 5th Ural industrial Biennale of contemporary art, gallery "GUM-Red-Line"/ Moscow, RU

2019 – «Nothing is what it seems», Special project of The 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, public space interventions / Tyumen, RU

2019 – «After Us», Special project of The 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, public space interventions, Ural NCCA / Yekaterinburg, RU

2019 – «Collectivity. Axis for peace» festival «Presence» FotoDepartament / S. Peterburg, RU

2017 – 4th Ural Industrial Biennial: «New Literacy», curator Joao Ribas. Ural Instrument-Making Plant / Yekaterinburg, RU

2018 – «Nothing is what it seems» festival «Bazhov-Fest» NCCA Ural / Yekaterinburg, RU

2018 – «Bring Your Own Beamer Vol.3» Yeltsin Center Art Gallery / Yekaterinburg, RU

2018 – «Art-subject» contemporary art festival / Vladimir, RU

2018 – «Undark Festival» / Yekaterinburg, RU

2018 – «KosMost» - festival of contemporary photography / Kostrom, RU 

2017 – «Undark Festival» / Yekaterinburg, RU

2017 – «Natura e artificio» festival «Trullo 227» / Martina Franca, Italy

2017 – «Young photographers of Russia-2017» photo festival / Moscow, RU

2017 – «Bring Your Own Beamer Vol.2» Yeltsin Center Art Gallery / Yekaterinburg, RU

2017 – «Experience of Transition» festival «Presence» FotoDepartament / S.Peterburg, RU

2017 – «Bring Your Own Beamer Vol.1» Yeltsin Center Art Gallery / Yekaterinburg, RU

2016 – "Young photographers of Russia-2016" photo festival / Pushchino, RU

2016 – "Marsciano Arte Giovani" art-festival / Marsciano, Italy

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 – «After the photo», curator Kristina Syrchikova, Gallery Victoria / Samara, RU

2022 – «Kvartirale», Apartment Exhibition Festival / Yekaterinburg, RU

2021 Exhibition of nominees for the 2nd Moscow Art Prize, Zaryadye Park / Moscow, RU

2021 Exhibition of nominees of the Innovation Prize 2020 / Nizhny Novgorod, RU

2021 - "Strange Agents", Victoria Underground Gallery / Samara, Russia

2021 – "Distant Planets of DAP" for the 80th anniversary of D. Prigov / Yeltsin Center Art Gallery / Yekaterinburg, Russia

2021 – "Garden of Unearthly Consolations", V. Smirnov and K. Sorokin Foundation / Moscow

2021 -– "Alice, please turn on the radio!" online gallery "Paul's Labyrinth"/ZIL Center/Moscow

2021 – "Invisible Women" / Gallery "Thursday" / Moscow

2021 – "New Art in Yekaterinburg" / Yeltsin Center Gallery / Yekaterinburg

2020 – «Kvartirale», Apartment Exhibition Festival / Yekaterinburg, RU

2019 – «Gentle Touches», gallery « Victoria» / Samara, RU

2018 – "Big Country – Big Ideas» project NEMOSKVA / Transsiberian railway, Russia

2018 – «I'm not a robot», exhibition halls of Moscow «Electromuseum» / Moscow, RU

2018 – «Taming the void. 50 years of Ural contemporary art», The Krasnoyarsk Museum Center / Krasnoyarsk, RU

2018 – «Taming the void. 50 years of Ural contemporary art», Arsenal, Volga-Vyatka branch of NCCA / Nizhny Novgorod

2018 – «Artseksual» foundation «Cultural Transit» / Yekaterinburg, RU

2017 – «Taming the void. 50 years of Ural contemporary art», National Center for contemporary arts NCCA / Moscow, RU

2017 – «Taming the void. 50 years of Ural contemporary art», Ural NCCA / Yekaterinburg, RU

2017 – «Taming the void» NCCA Ural / Yekaterinburg, RU

2017 – «Art in the city», gallery "Bogorodskoe" / Moscow, RU

2017 – «Why do I dream of light?» Yeltsin Center Art Gallery / Yekaterinburg, RU

2016 – "Artrooms" Week Art Fair / London, UK

2016 – «Nonrandom connection» NCCA Ural / Yekaterinburg, RU

2016 – "Tempus Locus", museum of Fine Аrts / Nizhny Tagil, RU

2016 – "When I'm Appear " FotoDepartament / S.Peterburg, RU

20172019 Maternity leave. Curating young projects.
Curator of the youth contemporary art laboratory at the Ural Industrial Biennale. Conducting children's workshops. Curator and speaker for the youth mobile photography contest "The Golden Apple".

ART-RESIDENCIES

2020 – « New stories of Yekaterinburg», the photographic museum «Metenkov House» / Yekaterinburg, RU

BOOKS
2013
Launch of the "Tale about how the horse Zoe learned to fly" / Author, illustrator and art director / zoyabook.com

2022 "A book about my family" / https://issuu.com/lyudmilaka/docs/cook_book_min

Publications with me:

- The article by Anton Shebetko in the online magazine "Bird in Flight" about the project "Best before: unlimited"

- The article by Maria Domracheva about the project "Gradient of Linear Changes" in the online magazine Aroundart

- Cahiers d’Artistes collection in Russia, Author's Zine released with the support of Pro Helvetia. 

- 4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art: New Literacy /e-flux