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Kostya Belyaev

Born in 1986 in Sarapul, Russia
Lives in Moscow

Nerves. 2011. Steel. Courtesy of the artist

Nerves. The project is an attempt at modeling the work of the brain in its fixing of trauma and emotional experiences. EEG readings are rhythmically arranged so that they create a texture, a pattern that dissolves emotion and turns it into a kind of noise. Scientists from Moscow University have contributed to this work. Intertwining. For two or three years I was engaged in creating a series of big objects, but I never liked them. I kept changing them, painting them over and starting anew from scratch. They annoyed me, but I continued to work on them until I understood the obvious: the series was utterly meaningless, like a child's handicraft. Then I cut all four objects and interwove them together. This work can be interpreted as a kind of self-reflection, an attempt to break away from the past.

Kostya Belyaev

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.