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Liza Neklessa (b. 1989, Moscow) is an artist and poet. She graduated from the Moscow Academic Art Lyceum at Russian Academy of Arts and The Maxim Gorky Literature Institute. Resident of the IV season of the Open Studios Winzavod. Author of the feminist art and poetry project "Female voice" and the book "Phenomenology of Death, Notes" (2018).

Liza is interested in feminist discourse, and also works in the space between visual art and poetry. She works with topics of objectification, gender-based violence, gender stereotypes.

 

Graduate:

  • Open Studios, WINZAVOD contemporary art center, Moscow
  • The Maxim Gorky Literature Institute, Moscow
  • Moscow Academic Art Lyceum of the Russian Academy of Arts

Solo exhibitions:

  • 2014 - Light Optics, Russian State Literary Museum, Moscow

Selected exhibitions:

  • 2020 - The hopscotch, Open Studios, WINZAVOD contemporary art center
  • 2020 - This world wasn't invented by us: the female word and gender agenda, WINZAVOD contemporary art center, Moscow
  • 2019 - 1st Feminnale of contemporary art, National Museum of Fine Arts, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • 2019 - The Microbiennale of Horizontal Initiatives, Moscow
  • 2019 - Infographics, CUBE.MOSCOW, The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow
  • 2019 - Commercial exhibition in support of the uncommercial, CUBE.MOSCOW, The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow
  • 2019 - ArtFemFest "-KA", WINZAVOD contemporary art center, Moscow
  • 2019 - WINZAVOD Open (parallel program), WINZAVOD contemporary art center, Moscow
  • 2019 - Draw this! A case of art therapy for seven artists, CCI Fabrika, Moscow
  • 2019 - SubCONSCIOUS, Zverev center of contemporary art, Moscow
  • 2019 - POETRONIKA contemporary poetry, sound and video-art international festival, ROSIZO-NCCA, The State Contemporary Art Center
  • 2019 -  DEFICIT international art book festival, desigh factory FLACON, Moscow
  • 2019 - Normal daughter, CCI Fabrika (as part of the Fabrika's Workshops program), Moscow
  • 2019 - Female worker 2.0, Peresvetov pereulok art gallery of Moscow City Galleries Network (supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation)
  • 2019 - Fem rhizome, Mitino Gallery, Moscow
  • 2019 - Non-Existence, Zverev center of contemporary art, Moscow
  • 2016 - Fish Day, Rosa Azora Gallery, Moscow
  • 2016 - Sine finibus (Without Borders), I-Gallery, Paris

Organized festivals:

  • 2020 - This world wasn't invented by us: the female word and gender agenda, WINZAVOD contemporary art center, Moscow
  • 2014 - Festival of contemporary poetry and short prose "Look above" (Yaroslavl)

Selected speeches and lectures:

 

  • 2020 - Lecture "Women's writing", WINZAVOD contemporary art center, Moscow
  • 2019 - Lecture "Womanhouse and home space", Open Studios, WINZAVOD contemporary art center, Moscow
  • 2019 - Lecture "Feminist art and woman's writing" for the Svalka project, House of Cultures, Moscow
  • 2019 - Poetry readings in support of the Khachaturian sisters, Avangarden 2.0
  • 2019 - Lecture "How to make Feminist Literature" for the FEM TALKS project, Library of Foreign Literature, Moscow
  • 2019 - Public talk of the artist Maria Ivanova and the creators of the feminist project "Female voice", WINZAVOD contemporary art center, Moscow
  • 2019 - Presentation of the book "Phenomenology of Death", Zverev center of contemporary art, Moscow
  • 2019 - Presentation of the book "Phenomenology of Death", State Literary museum
  • 2018 - Presentation of the "Female voice" zine, "Poryadok slov" of the Pereletnyi kabak bar-gallery, Moscow
  • 2015 - International poetry festival "Lubok k Rodine", Ryazan
  • 2015 - Landscape poetry festival "Pushkin laboratories" Pushkin-Pavlovsk
  • 2015 - IX poetry festival "M-8", Vologda
  • 2014 - 16th International non/fiction intellectual literature fair, Central House of Artists, Moscow, participant of the literary programm "Contemporary authors in the halls of the State literary museum"
  • 2013 - Yound poetry week, Moscow
  • 2013 - Contemporary poetry festival "Strelka", Nizhny Novgorod
  • 2013 - Interregional festival of contemporary poetry "GolosA", Cheboksary

 

Books:

  • Artistic and poetic zine "Female voice", 2019.
  • Zine «Women Disability Feminism». 2019
  • Modern russian free verse. Anthology. 2019
  • Catalog of the exhibition "Normal daughter", CCI Fabrika, 2019.
  • Catalog of the exhibition "Draw it! A case of art therapy for seven artisrts", CCI Fabrika, 2019.
  • Catalog of the exhibition "Piramid of contemporary art", CCI Fabrika, 2019.
  • The book «Phenomenology of Death, Notes», St. Petersburg, 2018. Presented in the Educational Center of the GARAGE museum of contemporary art.
  • Artistic and poetic zine "Female voice", 2018. Presented in the Educational Ceenter of the GARAGE museum of contemporary art.
  • Exhibition catalog Sine finibus (Without Borders), I-Gallery, Paris.
  • Exhibition catalog Per aspera ad astra, Moscow 2016,2017, 2018.