2017-2018 © Ilmira Bolotyan. Created by OxP

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Ilmira Bolotyan

Ilmira Bolotyan is an interdisciplinary artist and curator with a PhD in philology. She works in the fields of participatory and feminist arts, video, performance, painting and graphic. In her participatory projects, Ilmira creates different social situations: from inviting the audience to determine the nationality of an unknown woman to asking men out on a date in the museum. 

B. 1980, Chuvashia, Russia.
Lives and works in Moscow.

 
Education:
PhD in Philology, 2008
Moscow Pedagogical State University, 1999-2005
High Courses for script writers and directors, 2006
“Baza” Contemporary Art Institute, 2011-2013
Free Workshops, MMOMA, 2014-2015

Photo by Igor Vavilov

AWARDS

 

2019   FABRIKA WORKSHOPS award

The project “APA, or Adventures of Marketing in Contemporary Art”

 

2018 Nominee of the SERGEY KURYOKHIN CONTEMPORARY ART AWARD

“The Best Visual Art Project”. The project “Date in the Museum”

 

2016 Nominee of the KANDINSKY AWARD

“Curatorial Project”. As a member of Center Red artist-run-space

 
SELECTED REVIEWS

[RU] Ильмира Болотян: Принцессайзинг, Москвич Mag, October 10, 2019 

[EN] Loretta Marie Perera, Dreams, Death and Beyond at Zverev Center of Modern Art, The Moscow Times, May 24, 2019

[RU] Nadezhda Mindlin, 5 важных московских проектов, поддерживающих молодых художников. Молодые перспективные художники и места, где они обитают, Buro 24/7, February 06, 2018

[EN] Megan Miller, Alienated Bodies: two young Russian artists investigating the Mirror Stage, Art Radar, January 1, 2018 

[ES] Ignacio Vidal-Folch, Ligar en el museo, El Mundo, July 16, 2017 

[RU] Сексуально ли современное искусство? Ok Magazine, June 6, 2017

[RU] Boris Klyushnikov, Ильмира Болотян "Свидание в музее", aroundart.org, May 29 - June 5, 2017 

[RU] Anna Kocharova, Музейный "Тиндер": зачем художница приглашала мужчин на свидания в музеи, RIA Novosti, May 26, 2017

[RU] Искусство на свидания не опаздывает, The Art Newspaper Russia, May 22, 2017

[EN] Kate Sutton, Rainbow Connection, ARTFORUM, March 14, 2017  

[RU] В Москве показали жизнь метро на выставке, December 19, 2016

[RU] Работы года: 2015, aroundart.org, January 26, 2016

[RU] Национальная самоидентификация, ArtUzel, September 18, 2015 [video]

[NO] Henriette Leine Wangen, Norge møter Russland i nedlagt NATO-ubåtbase, August 14, 2015

[EN] Sasha Raspopina, All the rage: Russian feminist artists against the status quo, The Calvert Journal, May 11, 2015

[RU] МОЛОДЫЕ ХУДОЖНИКИ «МАСТЕРСКОЙ-2015», Vash Dosug, July 20, 2015

[RU] Nadya Plungian, В горящей избе. Феминистское искусство в России 2014–2015, Artguide, April 3, 2015

[RU] Valentin Dyakonov, Цвет ученья «Наше дело» на «Проекте "Фабрика"», November 15, 2013

LECTURES

[RU] "Самоорганизации и самопродвижение художников и кураторов''.  Vladivostok School of Contemporary Art, Vladivostok  Moscow [video]

[RU] "Что значит быть начинающим художником?", HSE ART AND DESIGN SCHOOL, Moscow [video]

[RU] "Стратегии в феминистском искусстве", Vladivostok School of Contemporary Art, Vladivostok [video]

[RU] Drama Laboratory, Vladivostok School of Contemporary Art, Vladivostok [video 1] [video 2] [video 3] [video 4]

[RU] "Феминистские стратегии в искусстве", Center for Contemporary Culture "Smena", Kazan [video]

[RU] «И — искусство. Ф — феминизм. Актуальный словарь» excursion by Ilmira Bolotyan. РФО 'ОНА'  [video]

[RU] Выставка судебной графики в Обществе Мемориал. Художественные стратегии поддержки политзаключенных. Радио "Свобода" [video]

 
 
THEATRE

[RU] Театр.doc: Михаил Угаров, August 19, 2018

[RU] Антисловарь Михаила Угарова, Театр., № 34, 2018 

[RU] Театральные художественные жесты, Художественный журнал, №103, 2017

[RU] «Док» и «Догма»: теория и практика, Театр., №19, 2015

AGAINST ALL: ANTI-POLITICS AND SCHIZOPHRENIA, 2012-2013 

[RU] Небезопасное искусство, March 19, 2017  

[RU] "Against All", text [download .docs]

[RU] "Against All", description [download .docs]

[RU] "Against All", invitaton [download .pdf]

[RU] "Against All", table-read of a play by I. Bolotyan, V. Durnenkov and T. Khakimov [video]

Presentation of the play by Ilmira Bolotyan and her co-authors "Against all" at the Theater.doc, Moscow, 2013.