Our second Instagram take over of 2022 celebrates the work of Heroine Mari Batashevski starting from March 28, 2022
Mari Bastashevski is an artist, writer, and a lecturer at Kunstakademie in Trondheim, Norway.
She has exhibited with Bonniers Konsthalle, Maison Populaire, Musée de l’Elysée, HKW Berlin, Art Souterrain, Noorderlicht, and has been published in Time Magazine, The New York Times, Courrier International, Le Monde, e-flux, VICE, and a number of other venues.
She was a 2019 artist in residence at Chateau D’Oiron, and a 2017-2018 technology fellow at the Data & Society Institute in New York. She has also been awarded art residencies at IASPIS Stockholm, and Cité des Art in Paris.
Her past photography work, published here, is the result of extensive online and field investigations, and a collage of documents, photographs, and texts remapping the conflict beyond the binary tropes of geo-political representation and media frameworks. She was awarded 100 heroines for her work on abductions in the North Caucasus and a decade-long counter-forensic visual research series, State Business.
She is currently working on research that explores how emerging technologies of seeing, such as VR, could become sites of field research in speculative, alternative, or near future worlds.
Head to our Instagram page to view the take-over!
State Business – Chapter II – NATO Disarmament Banquette – Pavlograd, Ukraine 2012 © Mari Batashevski
Visit Mari’s site for a look at her work.