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*1987 Makhachkala, Republic of Dagestan, Russia,
lives and works in Cologne 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 with BERGERNISSEN, Cali, Colombia
2013 D​AAD​ Scholarship for the international exchange to Bogota, Colombia
2015 Film- und Medienstiftung NRW project grant for Die Körper der Astronauten
2016 NRW KulturSekretariat - PerformAktiv, project grant for Awakening Future at KAI 10 | Arthena Foundation with BERGERNISSEN
2017 DAAD Scholarship for international exchange to Tokyo, Japan / research at Kazuo Ohno Dance studio
2017 Grant of “Frauenkulturbüro NRW e.V.” (Womens Cultural Office) - International Artist Exchange to Georgia and Armenia.
2017 Studio grant of Bonner Kunstverein
2017 Young German Film Committee (Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film) “Script Grant for talented film”
2019 Mediengründerzentrum NRW development grant for company “FORTIS FEM FILM”
2019 Seoul Geumcheon Art Space Residency, Seoul, Korea
2019 Asia Europe Foundation - Mobility First Grant
2019 Export funding of Ministeriums für Kultur und Wissenschaft NRW



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 (Eng.: The Astronauts’ Bodies)
2017 Nomination for FIRST STEPS Award for Die Körper der Astronauten (Eng.: The Astronauts’ Bodies)
2017 Best Screenplay Award (H.W.Geißendörfer Drehbuchpreis) at Kinofest Lünen for Die Körper der Astronauten
2018 Best Film Award at International Filmfestival of Uruguay “New Directors” for Die Körper der Astronauten (Eng.: The Astronauts’ Bodies)
2018 Golden Star Award at Central Java Film Festival Indonesien for Die Körper der Astronauten
2018 Special Mention at 32. Cineuropa Compostela Film Festival for Die Körper der Astronauten
2018 Best Feature Film Award at Strasburg Film Festival for Die Körper der Astronauten
2019 Best of Festival Feature Film Award at Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin for Die Körper der Astronauten


exhibitions / screenings / performances


2019
“Oriental Discourse” KAMAGOME1-14cas contemporary art space, group exhibition, Tokyo, JP
7th Nakanojo Biennale - 中之条ビエンナーレ 国際現代芸術祭, Gunma, JP
BBK München / Galerie der Künstler München, with Lena Ditte Nissen as artist duo BERGERNISSEN, group, Munich, DE
Hay Art Center & Goethe-Institut Yerevan “Die Grenze”, group, Yerevan, Armenia
OXYGEN Tbilisi No Fair, solo exhibition presented by Patara Gallery, Tbilisi, GEO
Kindl – Centre for Contemporary Art / Babette Cafe, performance, Berlin, DE
Gemeinde Köln / Tiefgarage, AWAKENING: FUTURE, solo of bergernissen, with Lena Ditte Nissen as artist duo BERGERNISSEN, Köln, DE
Palace Of Youth Creativity & Goethe Institut Tashkent “Die Grenze”, group, Tashkent, Uzbekistan


2018
Artisterium XI, Tbilisi International Contemporary Art Exhibition, group exhibition, GEO
C.A.R. - Contemporary Art Ruhr, art fair, Zeche Zollverein, Essen, DE
Kasteyev State Museum of Arts, group exhibition, Almaty, KAZ
PATARA Gallery, Behind the Curtain, solo exhibition, Tbilisi, GEO
Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel, Surviving Fitness, group exhibition with Lena Ditte Nissen as artist duo BERGERNISSEN, 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, Tokyo, JAPAN
Sci-Fi Film Festival, screening, London, UK
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 with Lena Ditte Nissen as artist duo BERGERNISSEN, 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” with Lena Ditte Nissen as artist duo BERGERNISSEN, 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 with Lena Ditte Nissen as artist duo BERGERNISSEN, ​Kloster Lorsch, DE
European Media Art Festival EMAF​, group exhibition with Lena Ditte Nissen as artist duo BERGERNISSEN, Osnabrück, DE
Videonale Parcours, ​LVR­Museum & Fabrik45, group exhibition and performance with Lena Ditte Nissen as artist duo BERGERNISSEN, Bonn, DE
Kunstverein Jahnstraße​, group exhibition, Braunschweig, DE
Gegenkino: Vaginale, group exhibition, Leipzig, DE
100$ Film Festival, screening, Calgary, Canada

2014
Kunstfilmtage 2014, group exhibition with Lena Ditte Nissen as artist duo BERGERNISSEN, Düsseldorf, DE
Ghost Warrior, performance with Lena Ditte Nissen as artist duo BERGERNISSEN, 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 with Lena Ditte Nissen as artist duo BERGERNISSEN, Düsseldorf, DE
"Portrait of the living Sky", Roxie Cinema, screening, San Francisco, USA
The 8fest, screening, screening, Toronto, Canada
Q18, Quartier am Hafen, solo exhibition & performance with Lena Ditte Nissen as artist duo BERGERNISSEN, Köln, DE

2013
Kunsthallen Rottstr5, screening & performance with Lena Ditte Nissen as artist duo BERGERNISSEN, Bochum, DE
Festival Internacional de la Imagen, screening & performance with Lena Ditte Nissen as artist duo BERGERNISSEN, Manizales, CO
Politik, Avantgarde und Psyche, Kunstwerke, group exhibition with Lena Ditte Nissen as artist duo BERGERNISSEN, Köln, DE
Kühlhaus, team titanic, Berlin Art Week, group exhibition with Lena Ditte Nissen as artist duo BERGERNISSEN, Berlin, DE
open studio , Lugar a dudas​, performance with Lena Ditte Nissen as artist duo BERGERNISSENN, Cali, CO
Museo del Banco de la Republica​, performance with Lena Ditte Nissen as artist duo BERGERNISSEN, Bogota, CO

2012
Zaija Lab, screening, Beijing, CH
Galerie Frei, performance with Lena Ditte Nissen as artist duo BERGERNISSEN, Cologne, DE

publications
1999 “Biblioteca Utopij”, book, IMA-Press, Russia ISBN 5-7070-0102-10
2015 Believing History, catalogue, Kloster Lorsch, Kerber Verlag
2015 EMAF - European Media Art Festival, catalogue
2015 Videonale Bonn, catalogue
2015 Landscapes of fear, sound-art compilation with various artists, Grünrekorder Records Label
2017 THAI-EU Media Conference, BACC - Bangkok Art and Culture Center
2018 And she was like BÄM, Strzelecki Books
2018 Art press 2, ISSN 0245-5676, october issue
2019 CFMDC Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre is distributing a majority of recent films