Ostrov Nega

Video Artist: Sergey Katran
Participation in Video Programs: Country: Year: Duration: 17 min 49 sec


Sergey Katran

Born in 1970 in the city of Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk region (Ukraine).
From 1987 to 1992 studied at the Krivoy Rog State Pedagogical Institute, Department of natural sciences, specializing in biology, chemistry
Since 1988 – an active participant of the Krivoy Rog band of the KTM club.

In 1992 published a samizdat collection of “Psycholirics”. Since 1993 to the present time lives and works in Moscow
From 2009 to 2010 – participant of art group Oleg Tyrkin “SCHOT”
Since 2010 – member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia (section of the latest trends).
2010-2012, development of the modern art method RANDOM ART
2011, School of Visual Arts, course directed by Tatyana Danilyans
2011, December, with Vladimir Smolyar and Alexander Pettay established the art group “DADANET”
2012, October, Laureate of the LomonosovArt 2012 Prize – for an intellectual contribution to contemporary art (Faculty of Philosophy, Moscow State University)
2012, October, a collection of conceptual poetry “Poems”
2013, March, nominee of the Sergey Kuryokhin Prize for the best work of visual art
2013, September, joined the art group “Bestiary” (project “Aromorphosis”)
2014, February, the Chair of Fundamental Studies of the Future at the Central Research Institute of Psychogeography and Border States
2014, April, nominee of Sergey Kuryokhin Prize for the best work of visual art
2014, May-June, curator of the exhibition “ZOO-ZOO” at the Darwin State Museum
2015, June, awarded with Honorary Distinction for outstanding achievements in the field of visual culture
2015, October, the curator of the action A single picket, the construction site of a new building of the NCCA, Khodynskoe Pole
2016, April, the nominee of the Sergey Kuryokhin Prize – “Art in public space”
2016, August, founded the Research Institute of the Future.
2017, May, initiator of the action Single picket in Venice, together with Katya Bochavar, Alley Garibaldi, Jardini Park, Venice
2017, November, poetic collection “August”
2017, November Foundation of the Liquid State of Nega
2018, September, elected People’s Expert of the Tretyakov Prize
2019, September, elected permanent member of the jury of the Tretyakov Prize
2020, January, laureate of the “Workshop at the Factory” competition, CIT “Factory”, Moscow

Practices the invention of complex technical objects, installations, works with video, sound, word.

Sphere of interests: experiment, boundaries of art, search for “eternal actual”, “art of chance”, art and science.

Works are presented in the State Russian Museum, the NCCA (National Center for Contemprorary Art), private collections