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SELECTED WORKS BY Anna Parkina

Blackscreanwritars
Anna Parkina
Blackscreanwritars

2008

Collage, ink and gouache on paper, mounted on board

42.5 x 50 cm
Anna Parkina’s collages and sculptures, aesthetically reminiscent of Constructivist and Soviet propaganda art, are visual juggernauts from which to contemplate the anxieties of contemporary Russian culture and society.
Thick Steam Above The Wing Of A Sparrow

Thick Steam Above The Wing Of A Sparrow (detail)

Thick Steam Above The Wing Of A Sparrow (detail)

Anna Parkina
Thick Steam Above The Wing Of A Sparrow

2009

Wood, paint

143 x 129 x 70 cm
The Hollow
Anna Parkina
The Hollow

2008

Collage on paper, mounted on board

49.7 x 32.8 cm
Parkina was born and raised in the Soviet Union, and lived in Paris and California before returning to post-Soviet Moscow. Marked by a slightly distant, inside-outside perspective, her collages revisit the medium and explore it through old and new images evoking both past and present in her native country.
Zamki I Samki
Anna Parkina
Zamki I Samki

2008

Collage and gouache on paper, mounted on board

41 x 43 cm
The Case Is Open II
Anna Parkina
The Case Is Open II

2007

Gouache photocopy and ink on paper, mounted on board

58 x 68 cm
Hole In Highway
Anna Parkina
Hole In Highway

2008

Collage, pencil, ink, gouache, books, photocopy on paper, mounted on board

43.5 x 61 cm
Her work may visually reference the historical Russian avant-garde, but it is also her own edit of the status quo – a set of image- and text-based conceptual, inscrutable ‘riddles’. Her collage works consist of abstract, geometric shapes, imagery taken from the mass media, cut-out printed type and hand-painted extras, completed by slightly cryptic titles. The result, despite the familiar nature of the genre and the ordinary quality of her materials, is both heady and mysterious.
White Turn To Be Black
Anna Parkina
White Turn To Be Black

2008

Oil, photocopy, coloured paper, book and poster on canvas

60 x 70 cm
TEATRIKS
Anna Parkina
TEATRIKS

2008

Oil, collage, poster on canvas

60 x 50 cm
Here, the everyday is re-configured and time suspended through a frenzy of layered, duplicated imagery and its suggestions – of nature, such as birds, and hands, but also of Soviet icons such as cars, instruments, buildings, trains, film still faces and sinister silhouettes of figures wearing fedoras.
Fist Timer
Anna Parkina
Fist Timer

2008

Oil and collage on canvas

50 x 40 cm
Her sculptures convey a similar magnetic excess. Thick Steam Above the Wing of a Sparrow stands on a plinth as a defined solid but also nebulous shape. The way it fits together mixes the order of sharp, utilitarian craftsmanship with a chaotically abstract, non-specific purpose. Like her collages, it is like a puzzle, and it’s easy to get lost looking into its engine of oddly patterned shapes and the hollows within.

Text by Lupe Nùñez-Fernández

Anna Parkina's BIOGRAPHY

Anna Parkina
Born in 1979, Moscow, Russia
Lives and works in Moscow, Russia


SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2012
LVMH Space, Brussels
Sivit Gallery, Prague

2011
For a Black Day, Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA

2010
Egg in the Fist, Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK
The ticket is for today, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea, UK
Nests, Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA

2009
Open Space, Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Silent Corner of Field, GMG Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2008
White Time, COMA, Berlin, Germany
Winners and Witness, Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK
Winners and Witness, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany

2007
Pocket Chrystal, Kjubh, Cologne, Germany

2006
Corn Rush the movie II- Dark Room, Haswellediger & Co. Gallery, NY, USA

2005
Zapovednik, Exhibition and book presentation, Galerie Meerettich, Berlin, Germany

2004
Hier geht’s raus, Golden Pudel, Hamburg, Germany


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Gaiety Is The Most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union, Saatchi Gallery, London
Chambres à part VI, curated by Laurence Dreyfus, La Réserve, Paris
Things, Words and Consequences, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

2011
Modernikon: Contemporary Art from Russia, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Italy; Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice, Italy

2010
East Bound, with Goshka Macuga, Marketa Othova and Jan Mancuska, KAI 10 Raum Für Kunst,
Dusseldorf, Germany

2009
Really ? Russian postpostmodernist artists, 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Parallel
program, Artplay-on-Yauza Design Centre, Moscow, Russia
Making Worlds, curated by Daniel Birnbaum,Venice Biennale, 53rd International Art Exhibition
Sound, A virtual sound show, curated by Bozidar Brazda, whyandwherefore.com
No Capry for an Old Man, Group show on the Venice Beach, LA, USA
The Show Must go on, GMG Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Do Not Lean on Doors, Gallery Anton Litvin, Moscow, Russia

2008
Madonna, curated by Caroline Nathusius, Christian Nagel Gallery, Berlin, Germany
The Apples Fall Close to the Tree, Young Artist Biennale (presented by Anatoly Osmolovsky),
Moscow, Russia
The End Was Yesterday, Kunstzeitraum, Innsbruck, Austria
Collage, Forever a Day Buro, Berlin, Germany
Freedom of Choice, Museum of History and Revolution, Moscow, Russia
The End Was Yesterday, Autocenter and Galerie Im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, Germany
The Object is the Mirror: part II, curated by Max Henry, Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK
Cut, Thierry Goldberg Project, NY, USA

2007
Dracularising, NeueAlteBrucke, Frankfurt, German
Gray Flags, CAPC, Bordeaux, France
Hello, I am crashing, Salon 94, NY, USA
A show with Jop Van Liefland, Galerie 207, NY, USA
Bellvue, Curated by Caroline Nathusius, Galerie Ewa Winkeler, Frankfurt, Germany

2006
Mental Odyssey, COMA, Berlin, Germany
A show with Andrew Gilbert, Bianca Schoenig, Anne Tismer, Ballhausost, Berlin, Germany
Summer Show, Daniel Hug Galerie, Los Angeles, CA, USA
A room with..., Michael Janissen Galerie, Cologne, Germany
Corn Rush the movie I, Cal State Long Beach Univercity, Los Angeles, USA

2005
1/x, L’école des Beaux arts, Paris, France
Sammlung Taubenstrasse, Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany
En : Ton ! Die ! Sjans!? Galerie XX Multiples, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2004
La Maison piégé, Paris, France

2002
Collective 10 - Galerie L., Paris, France