Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov

Queer artist based in New York. Explores the theme of relationships between man, nature and gender.

Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov studied genetics (bioengineering) and philology.

Ilya Fedotov-Fedorov works with the theme of the «Other,» self-identity, ecology, and foreignness in reflecting on the processes of distance production in society as well as in nature, gender, and body. Artist deconstructs human attitudes to nature by presenting closed ecosystems, as models of power structures, and ways of scientific and museological collection/classification. Media — sculpture, installations, and video. 

Solo exhibitions:

2021 — The Moth and the Bat Flying to the Light, Anna Nova Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia)

2019 — TILL NATURE DO US PART, Сharraudeau galerie (Paris, France)

2018 — Preservation Instinct, Vacation Gallery (New York, USA)
2018 — Reagenz, Dreiviertel (Bern, Switzerland)

2018 -RITES DE PASSAGE,Сharraudeau galerie (Paris, France)
2018 — Poisons Museum, Anna Nova Gallery (St. Petersburg, Russia)
2017 — Nonatu – 3\4 space (Bern, Switzerland)
2017 — Preservation Instinct, The Parallel Program of the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Fragment Gallery (Moscow, Russia)
2016 — Closed Systems or Nothing to do with Tardigrades, The Parallel Program of the 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, 11.12 Gallery (Moscow, Russia)
2016 — Collection of the Pink Book, Museum ART4 (Moscow, Russia)
2015 — Umbracle the City of Arts and Sciences by Santiago Calatrava – «Metamorphosis» (Valencia, Spain)
2015 — Homo Sapiens Lonely – Homo Sapiens Solitarius, MMOMA (Moscow, Russia)
2014 — Social Experiment, Gallery WEART (Moscow, Russia)

Festivals and Biennale:

2019 — 4th Ural Industrial Biennial of contemporary art curated by Xiaoyu Weng (Ekaterinburg, Russia)

2019 — 33rd Ljubljana Biennial with MMU curated by Clémentine Deliss ( Ljubljana, Slovenia)

2017 — 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art. Curator: Yuko Hasegawa (Moscow, Russia)

2016 — Inside art, The Parallel Program of the 6th Moscow International Biennale For Young Art.The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow, Russia)
2014 — The Boundaries of Action, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art. The Special Project, MMOMA (Moscow, Russia)
2014 — Isolated Posts – Photobiennale, MMOMA (Moscow, Russia)

Awards and Residency :


2019 — Nominant by Clémentine Deliss for The Paulo Cunha e Silva Art Prize (Porto, Portugal)

2018 — Special Prize of the State Award in Contemporary Art «Innovation 2018» in the category «New Generation» (Moscow, Russia)


2022 — ISCP (New York, USA)

2021 — Arts Exchange Programme Atelier Mondial (Basel, Switzerland)

2021 -ɬɾąŋʂɠɛŋıƈ ɧƙı — Transgenic space, supported by HIAP ( Helsinki, Finland)

2020 — Pro Helvetia grant (Geneva, Switzerland)

2018 — Residency at the Van Eyck Academy and Vroman Fellowship (Maastricht, Netherlands)
2018 — Residency at the Verbeke Foundation (Kemzeke, Belgium)
2018 — Residency at AFEW International (Culture Initiative fund, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
2017 — Residency Residency.ch (Bern, Switzerland)
2017 — Residency Centre D’ArteLa Rectoria (Barcelona, Spain)


The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow, Russia)

Moscow Museum of Modern Art MMOMA (Moscow, Russia)

Museum Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow, Russia)

Credit Suisse Collection ( Zuric, Switzerland)

Museum ART4 (Moscow, Russia)

Privat collections

Selected group exhibitions:

2022 — In the Field of the Other —  Fragment Gallery (New York, USA)

2022 — X-Nowness — Basel Art Center ( Basel, Switzerland)

2021 — Vera Karaoke — Vapaan Taiteen Tila ( Helsinki, Finland)

2021 — Angels of The Wonderful World of Dissocia — Charraudeau gallery ( Paris, France)

2021 — Transgenic space, supported by HIAP ( Helsinki, Finland)

2021 — Slowly Arriving at Kunsthaus Baselland (Basel, Switzerland)

2021 — New Elements, the Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow, Russia)

2021 — Winter House, Vera Wessels ( Zurich, Switzerland)

2021 — APPETIZERS , Group Exhibition at Schloss Leuk  (Leuk Switzerland)

2021 — Museum of Artificial History, The Darwin Museum (Moscow, Russia)

2021 — 10,000 Years Oslo Atelier Mondial (Basel, Switzerland)

2021 It Will Work if You Close Your Eyes, Museum ART4, (Moscow, Russia)

2020 I Guess I Die Another Day, CCCCCOMA (Berlin, Germany)

2019 —  Master Tools is curated by Riksa Afiaty. Jan van Eyck academie. ( Maastricht, Netherlands)

2019 — Constructed Situations, Istituto Santa Maria della Pietà (Venice, Italy)

2019 — Bio technology, Vienna Contemporary (Vienna, Austria )

2019 — Éloge de la curiosité. Galerie Henri Chartier. (Lyon. France)

2018 – Cybernetic forest — BioLAB ( Eindhoven, Netherlands)

2018 — Exhibition of the nominees for he State Prize in Contemporary Art «Innovation», Russian State Library (Moscow, Russia)
2018 — Modeling the space, Berthold Centre (St. Petersburg, Russia)
2017 — A posteriori, Ural Vision Gallery. The Parallel Program of the 4th Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art (Yekaterinburg, Russia)
2017 — Workshops`17. Over There, Where No One Dreams: from Sacred Geography to Non-Place, MMOMA (Moscow, Russia)
2017 — …Hurrah! Sculpture!, Central Exhibition Hall Manege (St. Petersburg, Russia )
2016 — Starting Point, The Parallel Program of the 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, FABRIKA Centre for Creative industries, (Moscow, Russia)
2016 — The City in Personal Time, Fragment Gallery (Moscow, Russia)
2016 — New Malachite Box, Ural branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts (Yekaterinburg, Russia)
2016 — Non-official Language Only, Winzavod (Moscow, Russia)
2016 — Heritage. Nature, Gallery Victoria (Samara, Russia)
2016 — Reflect, Museum of Moscow (Moscow, Russia)
2016 — View, АnnaNova Gallery and Veranda (St. Petersburg, Russia)
2015 — Science.Art Week, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture (Moscow, Russia)
2015 — Military Museum, MMOMA (Moscow, Russia)
2015 — Sub Observationem, MMOMA (Moscow, Russia)
2014 — Research Institute, Gallery on Solyanka (Moscow, Russia)
2014 — Weak gender, Gallery A3 (Moscow, Russia)
2013 — Entre, Gallery Open Stage (Moscow, Russia)