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Anastasya Kuzmina
(Russia)

Born in 1989 in Ulyanovsk, Russia
Lives in Moscow

Are you doing what you want to do most of all?. 2010–2011. Photo, video. Courtesy of the artist

In 2006, I entered university. My choice of profession had been made without thinking, according to the advice of my parents. The years I spent within the university’s walls were a time of meditation, of merging with the surrounding objects, people, and events. Having become part of a new system, I always thought about the meaning of that system, and sought a chance to leave its limits. This project is about internal struggle, loneliness in systems, the inability to change things, and also about humility. It speaks about personal space, about finding ways out of a situation, and it raises questions that everybody sometimes asks himself or herself.

Anastasya Kuzmina

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.