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Bio

Ustina Yakovleva was born in 1987 in USSR. Based in Moscow, Russia. She graduated from Moscow State Pedagogical University (Graphics Faculty) in 2009 and Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow in 2009.


The artist create works without sketches, as she is interested in self-forming composition as part of the creation process; drawing develops as a living creature, taking new forms throughout the work. Individual elements like the beads, stitches, and lines construct her structures and form her visual language.

Ustina uses automatic writing process which binds the time into the material form. Her practice revolves around labour-intensive contemplative practices that navigate her works. She defines herself as a process-based artist embedded in the nature and the traditions of her north Russian heritage. Through long running meditative and pagan practices she creates objects, installations, books and paintings, all as an effect of time and local surroundings.

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Solo and two-person exhibitions
2021 — In the Landscape's Shadow, with Vladimir Chernyshev, Artwin gallery, Cube, Moscow
2019 — Porato Basko, with Ulyana Podkorytova, Art Museum of Arctic exploration named after Borisov, Arkhangelsk 
2019 — Russian Witches, with Alina Glazoun and Lyudmila Baronina, Centrepoint Artwall, Basel, Switzerland 
2019 — One-piece exhibition at Between Windows space, Moscow
2018 — Conversion with German Lavrovsky, Dreiviertel art space, Bern, Switzerland
2018 — Solo show at Centrepoint Artwall, Basel, Switzerland
2018 — "Experiments ShShSh. Experiment №1: Synchronisation 2 | Impulses synchronisation" with Daria Neretina and Maria Kechaeva, CCI Fabrika, Moscow
2018 — Solo show at Vyksa art-residence, Vyksa, Nizhny Novgorod oblast
2018 — Temporal Touch, Anna Nova Gallery, St.-Petersburg
2017 — "Ambience", with Andrey Dmitrenko, Center for contemporary art Zarya, Vladivostok
2017 — “Synchronisation”, with Maria Kechaeva, Armyansky pereulok 13, Moscow
2016 — "Occupation", Agora Collective, Berlin, Germany
2016 — «Morphologien des Wandels», Kabinett Auktion & Antiquitäten GmbH, Берлин, Германия
2016 — Morphologien des Wandels, Kabinett Auktion & Antiquitäten GmbH, Berlin, Germany
2016 — "Spine of Twilight Lady" with Ilya Romanov, Kultproekt gallery, Moscow
2012 — "Inner Surface", Triumph Gallery, Moscow
2012 — Inversion, AA collections / Knoll Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2011 — "Monochrom", Rodnya studio, Moscow
2010 — "Vacuum", Green art gallery, Perm
2010 — Ust-Tsilma, Start, Moscow Centre for Contemporary Art Winzavod, Moscow

Group shows
2021 — It Will Work if You Close Your Eyes, ART4 Museum, Moscow
2020 — The Cell, the State Darwin museum, Moscow
2019 — 0.0.0.0., Orekhov Gallery, Moscow
2019 — Natura Sintetica, Ural Vision gallery, Ekaterinburg
2019 — The 5th Ural Industrial Biennale of contemporary art "Immortality", Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant, Ekaterinburg
2019 — Everything is not what it seems, special project of the 5th Ural Biennale, Ivan Slovtsov Museum Complex, Tyumen'
2019 — "BURO.New Cool", Depo, Moscow
2019 — Fringe, Gallery Valo, Arktikum, Rovaniemi, Finland
2018 — Arctic Art Forum, The Youth House of the Arkhangelsk region, Arkhangelsk
2018 — "Everything is not What It Seems to be" within "Bazhov-Fest", Ural NCCA, Ekaterinburg
2018 — "Textile", New wing of Gogol House, Moscow
2018 — "Museum of Material Culture", Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Building, Moscow
2017 — "TERRA_TABULA", ArtGallery NaKashirke, Moscow
2017 — HAHAHAMOSCOW МОСКВАХАХАХ, Art4 Museum, Moscow
2017 — “Hooray! Sculpture!”, CEH Manege, Saint-Petersburg
2017 — “Structures. Fraсtals”, Kultproekt gallery, Moscow
2016 —"Nominibus trivialibus, synonimis selectis / Simple Names, Selected Synonyms", MGU Botanic garden, parallel program of the 5th Moscow biennale of young art, Moscow
2016 — "Cinema of the dreams", Ground, Moscow
2016 — "Feet in the water, head in the clouds", Exhibition Space Here on Taganka, Moscow
2016 — "T!LT", Paris, France
2015 — "ArtistsKids", Gallery A3, Moscow
2015 — "Pierre Brochet’s Puzzle", Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
2015 — "Urbi et Orbi", Special project of 6 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, RGGU, Department of Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
2015 — The Sculptures We Do Not See, Central Exhibition Hall Manege, Moscow
2015 — "Anonymous Drawings", Berlin, Germany / Rome, Italy / Braunschweig, Germany
2014 — "Generation START", Manifesta 10 parallel event, Kadet korpus, St.-Petersburg
2014 — Detective, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art
2013 — I’d rather not be painting, Agency. Art Ru, Moscow
2013 — "Night of the Museums", "Magpies", "Meeting heavenly emperor" MOSHAOS, Moscow
2012 — "Moscow. Architecture of the future", Moscow Museum of Architecture A.V. Schusev, Moscow
2012 — We Art Weekend #1, We Art Weekend #2, Garage gallery, Nikolina gora, Moscow oblast
2012 — Price, III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Agency. Art Ru, Moscow
2012 — "Russian Renaissance", Brot Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria
2011 — "No Translation", International Culture Project Art-Residence, Moscow - Special Project of IV Moscow Biennale
2011 — "Russian Landscape", Guelman Gallery, Moscow
2010 — "Do not disturb" (NAUKA 254), "Intimate capital", "Rare species" (CCI Fabrika) - projects in the framework of the 2nd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art
2009 — "No translations № 1", "Fresco Part 1", "Thirty-six friends of Cloud", "BOZAR: Art at the household level", "Graphics", "Freedom, Equality. Brotherhood" - projects in artist-run space ART Raum, Moscow (2009-2010)
2009 — "Can’t take it anymore", Voronezh Centre for Contemporary Art
2009 — "Save as", group show at Armyansky pereulok 13, Moscow
2009 — "Art after the End of History", Central House of Artists, Moscow
2009 — "Let me think", Red October factory, Moscow - Special project of the III Moscow Biennale
2007 — "Institute of Smile", Andrey Bartenev Moscow Illustration Festival, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

Residencies
2020 — ISCP residency, New York, USA
2020 — NCCA residency, Kronstadt, Leningrad area, Russia
2019 — Garage residency, Moscow, Russia
2018 — PROGR residency, Bern, Switzerland
2018 — Vyksa AiR, Nizny Novgorod area, Russia
2017 — Zarya residency, Vladivostok, Russia
2015 — NCCA residency, Kronstadt, Leningrad area, Russia
2014 — Gridchinhall residency, Moscow area, Russia
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Untitled UY 2018

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Mollusk II

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Untitled YA 2010

2010

Mollusk IV

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Flow

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Untitled UY 12

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1 From the series Northern forests "Chakola"

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