vita

*1987 Makhachkala, Republic of Dagestan, Russia

lives and works in Cologne, Bonn and Essen, Germany


education
2010 Psychology at the University of Hagen
2010 - 2016 "Media Art" at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne 
2013 "Artes Plasticas" at Universidad Nacional de Colombia


scholarships / residencies / grants
2013 Residency at lugar a dudas, Cali, Colombia
2013 D​AAD​ Scholarship for the international exchange to Bogota, Colombia
2015 Film- und Medienstiftung NRW funding for Die Körper der Astronauten
2016 NRW KulturSekretariat - PerformAktiv, project grant for Awakening Future at KAI 10 | Arthena Foundation
2017 DAAD Scholarship for international exchange to Tokyo, Japan
2017 Grant of “Frauenkulturbüro NRW e.V.”  - International Artist Exchange for Women 2017 to Georgia and Armenia.
2017 Studio grant of Bonner Kunstverein
2017 Young German Film Committee (Kuratorium Junger Deutscher) “Script Grant for talented film”

awards
2015 Best Super-8-Film Award at Artifact Film Festival Calgary for Island Story
2017 Best Narrative Feature Film Award at Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival for Die Körper der Astronauten / The Astronauts’ Bodies
2017 Nomination for FIRST STEPS Award for Die Körper der Astronauten / The Astronauts’ Bodies
2017 Best Screenplay Award (H.W.Geißendörfer Drehbuchpreis) at Kinofest Lünen for Die Körper der Astronauten
2018 Best Film New Directors Award at International Filmfestival of Uruguay for Die Körper der Astronauten / The Astronauts’ Bodies



exhibitions / screenings / performances


2018
Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, group exhibition, Almaty, KAZ
PATARA Gallery, Behind the Curtain, solo exhibition, Tbilisi, GEO
Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel, Surviving Fitness, group exhibition, Wolfenbüttel, DE
NCCA - Ural National Centre of Contemporary Art, group exhibition, Yekaterinburg, RU
Goethe-Institut Yerevan / Mirzoyan Library organized by Frauenkulturbüro NRW, screening and performance, Yerevan, ARMENIA
OAG - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Natur und Völkerkunde Ostasiens, lecture and screening of "Three Borders", Tokyo, JAPAN
Armenian Art Fair, Open Space, Yerevan, ARMENIA
S.Y.P. artist space and gallery, solo exhibition of "Three Borders", Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
AUTOCENTER “last dance” at Kindl - Centre for Contemporary Art, group exhibition, Berlin, DE
International Video Art Festival Now&After, Artplay St. Petersburg, group exhibition, St. Petersburg, RU
DC Independent Film Festival, screening, Washington DC, USA
Filmmor Women Film Festival Istanbul, screening, Istanbul, TURKEY
Internacional Festival Cinematográfico del Uruguay, screening, Montevideo, URUGUAY


2017
Hartware MedienKunstVerein Dortmund, “Die Grenze” group exhibition, Dortmund, DE
Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, Award for Best Narrative Feature Film, screening, Hong Kong, CHN
Kinofest Lünen, screening, Lünen, DE
Culture Centre “Korpus” & Goethe Institut, “Die Grenze” group exhibition, Minsk, BLR
Hartware MedienKunstverein Dortmund - video of the month “Three Borders”, solo exhibition, Dortmund, DE
Kosmetiksalon Babette - Solo for one, group exhibition, Berlin, DE
History Museum Tbilisi & Goethe Institut, group exhibition, Tbilisi, Georgia
Dovzhenko Centre / Plivka Art Center & Goethe Institute, group exhibition, Kyiv, Ukraine
Museum Centre Peace Square & Goethe Institut, group exhibition, Krasnoyarsk, RU
PLAY Festival, group exhibition, Düsseldorf, DE
Artplay St. Petersburg & Goethe Institut, group exhibition, St. Petersburg, RU
BACC Bangkok Art & Culture Centre, group exhibition, Bangkok, THA
MMOMA - Moscow museum of modern art & Goethe Institut, group exhibition, Moscow, RU
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Prize, screening, nominated for best feature film, Saarbrücken, DE


2016
San Diego Underground Film Festival, screening, San Diego, USA
KAI 10, Arthena Foundation, performance “TAKE UP YOUR SPACE”, Düsseldorf, DE
Anthology Film Archives - AXWFF, screening, NewYork, USA
CCA - Center for Contemporary Art, artist talk, screening, curation, Tbilisi, GE
Eidolon - philosophical film festival, screening, Liévin, FR
FAR OFF, screening, curation, Köln, DE


2015
“Landscapes of fear” CD-Release auf Grünrekorder Label, Köln, DE
Coastal Currents, Altered States Filmprogramm, screening, London, UK
Time Based Academy​, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, performance, Düsseldorf, DE
Believing History, group exhibition, ​Kloster Lorsch, DE
European Media Art Festival EMAF​, group exhibition, Osnabrück, DE
Videonale Parcours, ​LVR­Museum & Fabrik45, performance, Bonn, DE
Kunstverein Jahnstraße​, group exhibition, Braunschweig, DE
Gegenkino: Vaginale, group exhibition, Leipzig, DE
Artifact Small Format Film / 100$ Festival Film Festival, screening, Calgary, Canada


2014
Kunstfilmtage 2014, group exhibition, Düsseldorf, DE
Ghost Warrior, performance, Heidelberger Kunstverein, DE
FULL SATURATION​. Kunstpavillon, group exhibition, München, DE
Cinemateca Distrital, screening, Bogota, CO
Synthetic Zero, Bronx Art Space, screening, New York, USA
Lichterfest K21 Ständehaus Kunstsammlung NRW, performance, Düsseldorf, DE
"Portrait of the living Sky", Roxie Cinema, screening, San Francisco, USA
The 8fest, screening, screening, Toronto, Canada
Q18, Quartier am Hafen, exhibition & performance, Köln, DE


2013
Kunsthallen Rottstr5, screening & performance, Bochum, DE
Festival Internacional de la Imagen, screening & performance, Manizales, CO
Politik, Avantgarde und Psyche, Kunstwerke, group exhibition, Köln, DE
Kühlhaus, team titanic, Berlin Art Week, group exhibition, Berlin, DE
Museo del Banco de la Republica​, performance, Bogota, CO


2012
Zaija Lab, screening, Beijing, CH
Galerie Frei, performance, Cologne, DE


publications / catalogues / releases
1999 “Biblioteca Utopij”, book, IMA-Press, Russia ISBN 5-7070-0102-10
2014 KUNSTFILMTAGE, catalogue
2014 Full Saturation, catalogue/postcards
2015 Believing History, catalogue, Kloster Lorsch, Kerber Verlag
2015 EMAF - European Media Award, catalogue
2015 Videonale, catalogue
2015 Landscapes of fear, sound-art compilation with various artists, Grünrekorder Records Label
2018 Solo for One, catalogue
2018 And she was like BÄM, catalogue and artist presentation, Strzelecki Books
2018 Bonner Kunstverein Open Studios, catalogue
2018 “Wistawka powod - wistawka prazdnik” - Novosibirsk group show, catalogue