Video Artist: Tanya Akhmetgalieva
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The project is a series about a happy childhood. At this time, the heroes of my videos are “paper dolls” — one of the most popular toys for girls of my childhood. Preserved collection of dolls 80s-90s, as well as self-drawn at the same time the characters come to life and immerse us in a mad world of the past paper. Cardboard memories, lightness and ease, cut-enacted stories, engaging us in a fun game, very special instill life values. And what is all this different from our present existence?



Tanya Akhmetgalieva

Born in Kemerovo. Studied at The Saint Petersburg State Art and Industry Academy by Stieglitz and Institute PRO ARTE. Lives and works in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Works in the genres of painting, installation, make objects, video, likes to combine media. Her works were exhibited at the Russian Museum, at the Winzavod (Moscow, Russia), Moscow Museum of modern art, in London Calvert 22 Foundation, Galerie Forsblom (Helsinki), at Marina Gisich Gallery (St. Petersburg), Triumph gallery (Moscow). In 2010, her project “pupal stage” reached the final of the Kandinsky Prize 2010 in the category “Young Artist of the Year”.

In 2015 project “Allergy to dust” won the first prize of Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award in the category “The best project of visual art”. Works are presented in collections of such museums as the Moscow museum of modern art (Moscow), Kiasma (Helsinki), EMMA (Finland), Pori Art Museum (Finland), as well as in private collections in Russia and Europe. Works with Galerie Forsblom.