28/09–3/11/2019. Saint Petersburg
Fragile Island

Tanya Akhmetgaliyeva’s video installation transports the viewer to the Fragile Island. The video footage was shot in Peterhof, in the inner gardens and vestibules of the Mathematics and Mechanics Department of St. Petersburg University.

Akhmetgaliyeva adds interference and distortion to shift it from reality to an imaginary world and create the feeling of an artificially created paradise, a lonely refuge.

Project author

Tanya Akhmetgalieva


Graduate of the PRO ARTE Foundation's School for Young Artists (2008).

In 2002, she graduated from the design department of the Kemerovo Regional Art School. In 2005-11, she studied at the Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design at the Art Textile school, the Department of Monumental Art.

Works with painting, graphics, video, installations. Her first project, monumental textile panels called The Pupal Stage, brought Tanya Akhmetgalieva a nomination for the Kandinsky Prize in 2010. In 2015, the Allergy to Dust project received the Sergey Kuryokhin Prize in the nomination The Best Visual Artwork. In 2017, Akhmetgalieva ranked number one on the TOP 100 young artists of Russia, and took part in the parallel programme of the 57th Venice Biennale with the Ghost Ship project and the Man as Bird exhibition.

In 2014, she participated in the parallel programme for Manifesta 10 (St. Petersburg), in 2017, took part in the 4th Ural Biennale of Contemporary Art (Yekaterinburg), and in 2018, in the group exhibition Round Trip. Contemporary Art of the Baltic Region (the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland).

The Russian Railway Museum

Bibliotechny In 4/2, Saint-Petersburg, 198095, 198095

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When and Where

The Russian Railway Museum

Bibliotechny In 4/2, Saint-Petersburg, 198095

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