Approved: 20.02.2011

Nastassja Simensky

Artist

Approved: 20.02.2011

Social, natural and technological territories have become part of an increasingly entangled ecology. Through my research-based processes I re-consider ideas of landscape as part of an on-going enquiry into capitalist processes of accumulation and the unequal extraction and distribution of labour and natural resources. As a result, my work draws on research around changing land-use, colonialism, archaeology,

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Biography

Social, natural and technological territories have become part of an increasingly entangled ecology. Through my research-based processes I re-consider ideas of landscape as part of an on-going enquiry into capitalist processes of accumulation and the unequal extraction and distribution of labour and natural resources. As a result, my work draws on research around changing land-use, colonialism, archaeology, modes of production, and situated knowledge. I work with moving image and use writing, music, performance, fieldwork and collaboration as a way to explore a material understanding of politics and history.

CV & Education

EDUCATION

 

Goldsmiths College London | MFA Fine Art | Distinction (2017)

University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury | BA (Hons) Fine Art (2009)

Diploma in teaching in the lifelong sector | South Essex College (2013)

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS

 

Radiophrenia, Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow, 18th November (2017)

Life of Clay: Experimental practice at Grymsdyke Farm | RIBA London (2016)

Estuary 2016: Points of Departure | Tilbury Cruise Terminal (2016)

Tropical Lab: Fictive Dreams | Institute of Contemporary Art, Singapore (2016)

Arcadia for All | Focal Point Gallery, Big Screen | 29th April – 15th July (2016)

Images of an Exhibition: I Heard it Through the Grapevine | TAP, Southend (2015)

Graphics Interchange Format: 25 Years of Focal Point Gallery (2015)

The London | Beacroft Gallery (2015)

SLIPSLAPSEEP#1 | 16.07.2014 | Metal at Edge Hill | Liverpool (2014)

Colloquy | 11.08.14 | Thames Estuary (2014)

RE:LAUNCH | TAP (2013)

The Village Green | The China Shop (2012)

ARTISJUSTAWORD | Oxford (2012)

Neither Use Nor Ornament | Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury (2010)

 

 

RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS

 

Joya: arte + ecología, Almeria (2017)

Firstsite Collectors Bursary (2016)

Tropical Lab 10 | Singapore, (2016)

Grymsdyke Farm | Ceramics and Architecture research residency (2016)

Sonic Acts Critical Writing Academy (2016)

Commission Projects: Artist Mentoring Programme (2016)

Dark Ecology Journey  | Kirkenes and Murmansk (2015)

Firstsite Research Associate (2015/2016)

Space and Time Residency | Liverpool (2014)

Switch Ideas Lab | Peterborough (2013)

 

 

TALKS / PRESENTATIONS

 

Visiting Artist | TOMA (2017)

Visiting Artist | South Essex College (2015)

Ashmolean Museum (2012)

Metal | Chalkwell Hall (2010)

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Images at an Exhibition | pg 145-153 | edited by Nicolas Smith | published by Relief Press (2016)

The London | pg 139-140 from Estuary: Out from London to the Sea | Rachel Lichtenstein | published by Hamish Hamilton (2016)

All The Broken Islands | edition of 45 | Collaboration with Vera Bruggmann (2016)

Liquid Archive (2015)

Colloquy  (2014)

ALPHA/ALFA (2013)

Drawing Paper #6 | Liverpool Biennial (2012)

SHOWFLAT | Exhibition Catalogue | Metal (2011)

 

OTHER WRITING

Between The Empirical And The Poetic: Katrina Burch | Sonic Acts (2016)

Decolonialising The Archive: Interview with Morehshin Allahyari | Sonic Acts (2016)