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                                       Artist statement

We perceive contemporary reality as a moveable, flexible space in which the past, present and future simultaneously exist and mix. We are interested in a process, which excites us with its unpredictability, in which a person simultaneously takes the role of the creator and the laboratory mouse. Creativity becomes a game in which each next step brings us closer to the limits of conventional everyday life.

We lived in one of the residential districts of Moscow, among the lifeless scenery of paneled high-rise buildings, where you can quite acutely feel as if you're located in a vacuum. The surrounding emptiness was the catalyst for creating our own mythology of the place that filled its dead shell and turned that gray everyday life into an incredible, mysterious and exciting adventure. This discovery was the starting point that influenced not only our perception of a particular place, but also the whole feeling of the world, which turned into a huge artificial forest, a new home for the "digital native".

We are interested in the extent to which the technological world invades the inner world of man. What changes are happening, what we are sacrificing, and what we get in exchange. By plunging into our half-real, half-fictional space, we help its inhabitants materialise and find their place here. At some point we ourselves become them and are given a clue for the next step.

 

Bio

The CrocodilePOWER art group is a duo of artists Peter Goloshchapov and Oxana Simatova. Peter Goloshchapov was born in 1982 in Moscow. In 2005, he graduated from the Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts. He was a grant winner of the Ministry of Culture of the RF in 2005, 2008 and 2012. Oxana Simatova was born in 1979 in Odintsovo, Moscow Oblast. In 2002, she graduated with honors from the Moscow State Academic Art College of memory of 1905 year and from the Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts in 2008. She was a grant winner of the Ministry of Culture of the RF in 2000–2002. In 2011, the artists organized the Crocodile POWER art group. 2012 traind in Central Saint Martin's college of Art and Design
Selected exhibitions:

 

2017

- "TGHNN" CrocodilePOWER/Sandor Szasz Triumph gallery, Moscow (solo show)

- "Finite resource" part of the VII Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied     Arts, Tonnel gallery, Moscow

- "Life in a lonely wood" Mobius gallery, Bucharest (solo show)

- «Hooray! Sculpture!» Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg

-"Insomnia" Vladey space, CCA Winzavod, Moscow (solo show)

2016

- «The borders of memory» Budapest Art Factory, Budapest (solo show)

- Nominibus trivialibus, synonimis selectis, Apothecaries Garden, Moscow
- «Only unofficial language» CCA Winzavod, Moscow
- «Always contemporary» ROSIZO, VDNKh, Moscow
2015
– «Hooray! Sculpture!» CCA Winzavod, Moscow
– «Out of Range», MMOMA, Moscow (solo show)
2014
– MOSCOW. BAROCCO. 2014, part of the IV Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia
– XXIIIÈME BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE DE VALLAURIS (the 23rd International Biennale of Vallauris), Vallauris, France
– “Russian Space”, Triumph Gallery, Moscow (solo show)
2013
– “Inner Taiga”, Triumph gallery, Moscow (solo show)
– “The other side of things”, the Elektrozavod gallery, Moscow
– “The Study of Researches”, MMOMA, Moscow
2011
– “Luck is an attitude” Martini Art Club, Pobeda gallery, Moscow
– Winner of the Martini Art Weekend “Luck is an attitude” Exhibition competition
– Martini Art Weekend, “Krasny Oktyabr”, Moscow
2008
Moscow International Biennale for Young Art “Qui vive?”, MMOMA, Moscow

Charity:
2010/2011 Operation smile & Christie's (Charity Auction of Russian Art)
Awards:
2012 Henkel Art Award , winner of a national round