Dear Visitor,
My name is Valia Fetisov . I'm a media artist and software engineer interested in the intersection of social psychology and technology. More specifically, my passion is constructing artificial situations to explore people's reactions. If you don't want to read further, here is a video that introduces my work.
Currently I'm working on Diane: a public voicemail of a fictional character; and My little PRISM: a tool to observe your friends' social life. Both are internet-based projects that assume user involvement.
But the key work for understanding the direction of my interests is the Installation of experience (2011). It is a room with an automatic door at the entrance, which closes each time someone comes in, so people are trapped there for an unknown amount of time with no instructions for how to get out.
To get deeper into my story, I started to work in the field in 2010 with a project called The Worst: I explored an existing photographic website by collecting the worst images according to the community rankings. I was interested in the phenomenon of leftovers or in the ability of a community to force out some specific materials.
Some of my other works include: Space of a sound (2011), a distributed sound trap; Control yourself (2012), a way of entering into a video surveillance system; and Paranoiapp (2015), a tool or social psychology experiment in the form of a mobile application.
Current exhibitions: “Hosting the inhuman” in MOMMA, Moscow, Russia; “89plus: Americans 2017” at LUMA Westbau, Zürich, Switzerland, through September 3rd. Past events
Selected exhibitions:
05/201789plus: Americans 2017, LUMA Westbau, Zürich, Switzerland
04/2017Hosting the inhuman, V-A-C foundation in MOMMA, Moscow, Russia
09/2016Qidian, Zendai Zhujiajiao Art Museum, Shanghai, China
03/2016GLOBALE: New sensorium, Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany
02/2016Life itself, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
10/2015CO-WORKERS, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
10/201589plus: Filter Bubble, LUMA foundation, Westbau, Zurich, Switzerland
09/2015Expanding Space, V-A-C foundation space GES-2, Moscow, Russia
10/2014Inside, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
06/2014IK–00, Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice, Italy
04/2014DO IT Moscow, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
05/2013Overten, Eleven different institutions, Moscow, Russia
03/2013Re: emerge. Towards a New Cultural Cartography, Sharjah Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
03/2012Angry Birds, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
11/2011Indi_visual, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
09/2011INFUSION, Laboratoria Art&Science Space, Moscow, Russia
06/2011I Am Who I Am, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
09/2010Diploma show, Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
04/2009Rebellion mausoleum, Stella Art Foundation, Moscow, Russia
Write me if you have any questions.
Thank you for reading,
Valia