Anna Rotaenko is a Moscow-based artist. Born in 1990, Grozny, USSR. She works with electronic music, video, and digital imagery and large-scale installations as well.
In her practice, Anna, moving from private to common, often draws upon personal stories that reveal a shared vulnerability of individuals from oppressed communities, including artists. Anna's works explore the urban environment and its media, appropriating elements of pop culture and its toolkit, such as apps, videogames, songwriting etc. In a world where everyone is a user and technology is here to stay forever, Anna chooses the position of a digital artist. Blurring the lines between work, artistic production, and everyday life, she explores the possibilities of re-coding existing technological systems.
Rotaenko studied at the Rodchenko Art School (2016−2018) and Institute of Problems of Contemporary Art (2015−2016). She participated in group exhibitions and festivals including New Russias (Manchester, UK, 2020), the Wrong Biennale (2019, thewrong.org
), Inrocks festival (Paris, 2018), XIII International Multimedia Festival ELECTROMECHANICA (St. Petersburg, 2018), VII Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art (Moscow, 2017), V Moscow International Biennale for Young Art "Deep Inside" (Moscow, 2016) and others. Solo exhibitions: "Ringtone" (Vadim Sidur Museum, MMOMA, Moscow, 2020), "Magic precautions" (Cité internationale des arts, Paris, 2019), "Underside" (MMOMA, Moscow, 2016), «Waiting room" (Triumph Gallery, Moscow, 2015). Awards and nominations: Nomination "New Generation" and French Institute Prize at the Innovation Award, 2019. Nomination "Best Media Object", Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award − 2018, Laureate of the Dostoevsky List "The most relevant photographers of Russia and Ukraine", 2016.
Her works are in the collections of the Moscow Multimedia Art Museum (MAMM), Moscow Modern Art Museum (MMOMA), as well as in private collections in Russia, France, Japan, Germany, Ukraine, and the US.