Vera Klimentyeva, Mag Art. Mag. Art. (*1988, Moscow)

 

Vera Klimentyeva is part of the generation of young Russian artists who use their art to put their fingers in the political, religious and social wounds of their home country. Questioning of patriarchal power structures and the role of a traditional Orthodox church in today‘s society are thematic fixed points in Klimentyeva‘s oeuvre. Her artistic positions range from diverse printing techniques to digital media to plastics and classic painting. Her work is characterized by deconstructive elements, fictitious realities and the implantation of traditional representations into contemporary contexts. After studying at the Moscow University of Printing Arts (2005-2008) with Alexander Livanov, Vladimir Tzepilov and Vladimir Kosynkin, Klimentyeva moved to the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts in the class of Prof. Erwin Bohatsch (2008-2014). After completing her diploma, she manifested her position as an uncomfortable mirror of society in numerous exhibitions in Austria, Russia, Serbia and Poland.

 

Klimentyeva‘s works are part of private and public collections in Germany, Austria, Russia, the USA and Canada.

 

Education

 

06/2005 – 11/2008: Moscow State University of Printing Arts, Graphic Arts Department, Prof. A. Livanov,

Prof. V. Tzepilov, Prof. V. Kosynkin;

10/2008 – 01/2014: Academy of fine Arts Vienna / Abstract painting, Prof. Mag. Erwin Bohatsch.

03/2014 - 06/2018: Academy of fine Arts Vienna / Art and cultural Studies

 

Group Exhibitions (selection)

 

2010

“Und die Reise Geht Weiter”, Galerie Makartgasse, Vienna

 

2013

“C’est la vie” Yekaterinburg, Russia

“The Short Life” Galerie U5_undvierzig, Vienna

Performance “ArtStreamShop” - Art Moscow International Art Fair, Russia

 

2014

“VERA_ICON: Makeup and Identity” - diploma exhibition, Academy of fine Arts Vienna

Lecture/performance “IRRITATING TO THE EYE: issues, misunderstandings, paradoxes in feminsim, art and beauty culture” with Eva Kadlec - Sex Matters Festival - WUK, Vienna

ArtUnAnchored Festival - MS Stadt Wien Tulln-Vienna-Bratislava

 

2015

“AR+43 Manifesto Sechs” - KunstKanal, Vienna

“FORBIDDEN ZONE” - Masc Foundation, Vienna

 

2016

“BALKANIZATION”, curated by Zarko Aleksic and Jelena Micic - Friday Exit, Vienna

“Frühling” - Kunstkanal, Vienna

“Triebe der Vergessenen 2 / Triebonacci Sequenz” - Aa collections, Vienna

 

2017

Aa Collections @ Art Vienna – Leopold Museum, Vienna

“The Road Show” – Kvaka 22, Belgrad, Serbia

 

2018

“Connection I, II” - Oliwski Ratusc Kulturny, WL4 Mleczny Piotr, Gdansk, Poland

“Weil es mir gefällt” - Haus Wittgenstein, Vienna

 

2019

“MACTN” - Aa Collections, Vienna

 

2020

"XX Art Flânerie" – Hollerei, Vienna

Museum of Now Salon Vienna (with Anouk Anouk, Dejan Dukic, Viktor Freso and Maximiliano León), curated by Jan Gustav Fiedler and Alexander Winokurow

“Hortus Conclusus” Skulpturenpark - Schloss25, Vienna (with Julia Avramidis, Ona B., Julia Belova, Magda Csutak, Sofia Goscinski, Miriam Hamann, Sophie Hirsch, Luisa Kasalicky, Ernst Lima, Xenia Lesniewski, Nana Mandl, Jelena Micic, Hannah Neckel, Elsa Okazaki, Christiane Peschek, Michaela Putz, Julia Riederer, Anabel Scheffold, Nour Shantout, Céline Struger and Stephanie Winter), curated by Jan Gustav Fiedler

 

2021

I know I care / on self-Care and Resistance – VBKÖ, Vienna

 

Solo/Duo Exhibitions

 

2013

“Bad Taste Religion”, Aa collections gallery, Vienna

2016

“IDDQD”, Aa collections gallery, Vienna

2017

“Fairy Tales of the Wild East”, Aa collections gallery, Vienna

“Scan Dal” (with Dominika Kowynia) - Minus1 artspace, Katowice, Poland

2018

“His Mom”, 12-14 Contemporary, Vienna

“Sisters in Arms” (with Jelena Micic) - Loft8, Vienna

2019

“Pickup Lines”, 12-14 Contemporary, Vienna

2020

“Da, Papa”, curated by Jan Gustav Fiedler - 12-14 Contemporary, Vienna

“Stimme der Vernunft” (with Rocco and his Brothers), curated by Jan Gustav Fiedler - 12-14 Contemporary, Vienna