PRO ARTE Foundation
Supported by the Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation
ONE HOUR TO DEADLINE
Exhibition by Tanika Yezhova
Curator — Lizaveta Matveyeva
April 12-20, 2021
PRO ARTE Foundation
St Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress, Nevskaya Kurtina, left side
The exhibition is open from Monday to Saturday from 12:00 to 17:00, Sunday is a day off.
Admission is free, please wear a mask.
Tanika Yezhova's project One Hour to Deadline opens a series of solo exhibitions by the participants of the School for Young Artists 2020-2021. The artists' exhibitions are the result of seminars led by curator Lizaveta Matveyeva, dedicated to the issues of site-specific art projects.
One Hour to Deadline project reflects the artist's anxious state of being trapped in the grip of institutionalism. The video installation and objects became the author's reaction to the next set deadline — anxiety, confusion, impotence gave rise to a form. And the form, in turn, relays this excitement to the viewer.
Tanika Yezhova works in the technique of oil painting, as well as with an object, installation, street art. Participant of group projects and exhibitions in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Togliatti, Nikel. The personal project "Cold" was shown at the Bogorodskoye Gallery, Moscow Exhibition Halls Association, in 2020. In the same year, artists Tanika Yezhova and Anya Savchenko created the Perfopay platform to demonstrate various artistic practices in the online space. Graduated from the painting department of the Penza Art School (2015), studied at Paideia — the school of interpretation of contemporary art for the artist and the viewer (St. Petersburg, 2020). Participant of the program "School for Young Artists" 2020-2021. Lives and works in St. Petersburg.
Lizaveta Matveyeva — curator, works with themes of creative spaces and incubators, self-organized art initiatives, art residences, participatory art opportunities. Coordinator of the international program of residences for artists and curators CEC ArtsLink Back Apartment Residencies, curator of the digital exhibition “I don’t know if the Earth is spinning or not ...” (www.notspinning.world) in the framework of the main project of the VII International Moscow Biennale for Young Art (together with Francesca Altamura) and SAM Fair at the Street Art Museum (St. Petersburg). Co-curator of the international festival ART PROSPECT. Curator of the 2018-2019 season of the project "Start" (Center for Contemporary Art Winzavod, Moscow), co-curator of the artist-run space "Luda" (2014-2017, St. Petersburg). Expert of the State Prize in the field of contemporary art "Innovation" 2020. Lives and works in St. Petersburg.