The Artist-in-Residence Program of the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial presents its geography

The Artist-in-Residence Program – the strategic project of the Ural Biennial – will also study the topic of Immortality. 12 artists from 8 countries have been invited to rethink the constant presence of the industrial traces in the Urals by actively communicating with the local context. 10 enterprises in 11 cities of the Sverdlovsk, Chelyabinsk, Tyumen, Orenburg and Perm regions will host the invited artists. The Artist-in-Residence Program runs with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Sverdlovsk region and the partners: the Usmanov Foundation and the Okno Platform, Sibur Company and Magnezit Group.

One of the residents – Cecilia Jonsson (Norway) – will focus on mining in the Ural region, which she sees as the foundation of human existence. The Werker Collective will continue their long-term project devoted to labor on the basis of the Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant; it is based on the methodology of the Worker Photography Movement established by amateur photographers in the 1920s Germany. 

Hannah Perry (UK), whose work often reflects the anxieties of digital age, will create a new immersive multimedia installation. Among the participants of the residencies are also Ural artists, well-acquainted with the local context: Anna Titova, Krasil Makar and Anna Marchenkova.