Ekaterina Poedinshchikova
An Artist. She was born in 1985 in Kamensk-Uralsky. In 2008 she graduated from the department of graphic arts of the Nizhny Tagil State Social and Pedagogical Academy. Ekaterina lives in Yekaterinburg.

Ekaterina Poedinshchikova works with video, photography, painting and collage. In her artistic projects, she appeals to body and its transformation in real and non-existent spaces, to the experience of creating new myths and study of the existing ones.

Ekaterina's solo exhibitions took place as part of the parallel program within the 3rd Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, as well as in the "Antonov" Gallery, Yeltsin Center and the Yekaterinburg Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Some selected group exhibitions and participation in international projects: "Transitions and shifts", Millepiani / LoosenArt Gallery (Rome, Italy, 2020); special project of the 5th Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art "Everything is not what it seems" (Tyumen, 2019); LAYERS, Bridgeport (Connecticut, USA, 2019); art residence of the SinaraArt gallery (Le Prieure Saint Jean de Bebian, France, 2019); 1st Festival of New Audiovisual Art "Looch", Yeltsin Center Art Gallery (Yekaterinburg, 2019); "Development Zone - 2", Center for Contemporary Art (Veliky Novgorod, 2017); "School", NCCA Ural (Yekaterinburg, 2016), "Bazhov-fest", NCCA Ural (Yekaterinburg, 2016); the main project of the 3rd Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art (Yekaterinburg, 2015).
About the research
How did the artist work in the art residence
For Ekaterina the "Shishim Hill" art-residence became the next stage in reflecting on her own art. A variety of her works, including pieces from different periods and different degrees of completion, were displayed inside the space of the residence. Some works were exhibited more than once, some migrated here from the artist's studio, some were being tested as samples, and some (sketches from nature, collages) were created on the spot. Ekaterina turned the residence into a photography studio and an editing workshop. This way she created two new collages by combining new shots of a model and the industrial textures found nearby. Guests of Saturday events could witness her work-in-progress and see them both completed at the last meeting. Application of gold and black paint transformed the collages printed on the banner.

One of the most important events in the residence was a collective discussion of Ekaterina's works and their meaning. It turned out that for many viewers, the characters from her canvases look like creatures from some kind of limbo, place between the worlds, who are brought into our world by mistake. What they are trying to tell us through the torn layers of their and our realities remains to be discovered.
Photo: Alyona Skala