Yelena Koptyaeva

Video designer

Studied at Plekhanov Russian State University. In 2010 she entered the Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia in Moscow, with a major in Media and Video, workshop of Kirill Preobrazhensky, Alexei Shulgin, and Aristarkh Chernyshyov. During her studies she participated in several group exhibitions: Insight & Foresight (Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, 2011), Show and Tell (EK ArtBureau, Moscow, 2012), and The Happy End (Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, 2013 ). She created new video works while participating in the One Shot Work workshop with German artist Harun Farocki. The results of the project were presented at the Multimedia Art Museum.

Her film Wavelength was shown in 2013 as part of the program of the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. That same year she entered the Manezh/MediaArtLab Open School, to study visual experimentation with curator Olga Shishko. She and other students participated in a number of exhibitions: Great Hopes (Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, 2014), Oslo Screen Festival (2014), Static in the Order of Things (The Worker and Kolkhoznitsa Exhibition Center in Moscow, 2015).

In 2015, she had a personal exhibit, Expanded Space, within the framework of the Fathers and Sons project at the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall in conjunction with the MediaArtLab Culture and Art Center and Triumph Gallery.

She has worked with the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre since 2015, where she created a series of videos for Boris Yukhananov’s The Golden Ass new processual project.

In 2016 she created a video installation titled Premature Integrity especially for the House of Impressions. The Classics and Contemporary Media Art exhibit in the space of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts.

Performances