2018–2020 Vita Buivid (Russia)
Vita Buivid is a Ukrainian-born Russian artist, who grounds her work in feminist traditions. Her professional trajectory includes a retrospective exhibition at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art; residencies at Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), and in New York and Amsterdam; and her work is included in numerous international art collections, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Helsinki), among many others. Her practice mainly addresses family relations, as in the Mothers/Daughters project, which depicts photographic portraits shown on video screens (‘dynamic photography’ that contains minimal motion in the image), made in collaboration with her daughter. In a broader context, Vita exceeds family topics with a transformation of the political as personal, and the personal as public, as in For External Usage: a series of camouflage patterns painted solely with human body fluids. This project, and Untitled (2014), address the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and the annexation of Crimea. At this point in her comprehensive career, Vita wants to continue exploring her own creative position, while also examining other social and political aspects. Her enrollment at the DAI is supported by the RuArts Foundation, Moscow.