SIMONA SHARAFUDINOV
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Born in Lithuania and adopted by the UK at an early age, Simona takes personal experience and photography as points of departure to trace displaced identity through image-making.

Her interests lie in the human being, its bearing of spirituality, trauma and sexuality. Working across a broad range of media, she combines performance with architectural elements, human body with artificial and natural materials to convey existential tensions and invite viewers to consider and experience the sentience of being.

She lives and works in London.




SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 October, Palingenesis, SET Lewisham, London
2017 December, SPLEEN, Burlington Camden, London
2016 December, There are no borders in dreams, Laboratoire BX, Bordeaux


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021
Mythologies, NEON Gallery, London 

2020
KINESIS, NEON Gallery, London [performance]

2018
Whitechapel Gallery Presents 02, Whitechapel Gallery, London _Denial_[performance] 
AROUND/HERE, ASTRA Spoleto, Italy
Space-Honey, Safehouse 1, London
One Not Be A Chamber, EXPOSED ARTS PROJECTS, London

2017
Studiomakers, The Vinyl Factory, London
SURVIVE!, L’agence en Residence, Bordeaux
COME: Show One, Central Saint Martins, London
Being in two places at the same time, GAM - Galeria de Arte Mexico, Mexico City
#flowspiral, The Saturday Museum, London
CSM Art Auction, The Lethaby Gallery, London 
thisisanartshow.jpg, HTH Art Centre, London

2016
Our Laughter Will Drown Your Sorrows, The Laundry, London

2015
New Genes: Dark Matter, Studio 74, London
Art Gemini Prize 2015, The Menier Gallery, London


EDUCATION 
2017 MA in Contemporary Photography, Central Saint Martins, UAL
2013 BA Media & Journalism (Photography & War), Birkbeck School of Art, University of London


RESIDENCIES
2018 ASTRA, Spoleto, Italy
2016 L’Agence en Residence, Bordeaux, France

AWARDS
2017 Tiffany & Co. x Outset Studiomakers Awards

SELECTED PRESS
Harpers Bazaar, November 2017, Women In Arts: “Lease of Life”
Another Magazine, September 2017, “Introducing the Most Exciting Emerging Artists in London Nowlink
The Telegraph, September 2017, “Tiffany & Co announces winners of the Studiomakers Prizelink
Hey woman!, September 2017, “Tiffany & Co. x Outset Studiomakers Prize 2017link
Central Saint Martins, May 2017 “Take Five: Simona Sharafudinov” link



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