GUEST ARTIST COCKTAIL SERIES
ROMAN MININ is best known for his iconic work “Homer” (Perm) and “SnowDen” (Re-Public/Re-Aligned, Helsinki). He works in many genres, from graphic works lamenting the disappearance of his native Donetsk mining culture to street art and oils.
Roman Minin (b. 1981) from Kharkov, Ukraine, has had numerous solo exhibitions and has participated many group exhibitions and has organized festivals including the “Street Art Fest” in Kharkov. He was also the head of the program “ISOLIATSYA in city space” in the center of the modern art ISOLIATSYA in Donetsk 2012.
SOFYA GAVRILOVA (Paris/Moscow), born 1987 in Moscow. She graduated from the geographical department of Moscow State University, completed her PhD in geography (cartography) and worked as a researcher. In 2012 she graduated from Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia named after A.Rodchenko (Class of Art Photography).
Gavrilova’s interests, both scientific and artistic, are focussed on post-Soviet spaces and landscapes. She was a participant to the www.gulagmaps.org project, a collaboration between Oxford University and Memorial Moscow dedicated to exploring the penitentiary system in Russia and Soviet Union.
Gavrilova was an artist in residence at the School of Visual Art in New York (Summer 2012) and is currently at the Cité internationale des arts Paris. Her artistic work draws on her background as a geographer.
by SIMON DANIEL TEGNANDER WENZEL
supported by the Norwegian Arts Council