maria 
lezhnina






Born in Russia, her experience is particularly diverse, falling between research projects for the Swiss landscape to an exhibition at the Italian National Museum of 21st Century Arts on the impact of new energy systems and teaching architecture and knowledge of space.  Interested in the atmospheric, gaseous, and liquid aspects of reality that inform the aesthetic experience of vision, Maria Lezhnina is an architect and visual artist, working with photography and other visual media. While she has been exhibited in Taiwan, Japan, Italy, Switzerland and China, her most famous series, ‘untitled climates’ investigates new ways of landscape photography, elaborating on climate as what defines the landscape.




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recent exhibitions: 

2020 36 hours of artist`s cinemas, Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei

2020《氣候. 無名》瑪莉.利茲尼娜攝影發表 (已額滿) curated by FLOW at Understory, Taipei - solo exhibition

2020 曠野 Through the wildness, Jing Lü Art Gallery, Taipei - group exhibition

2019 人的星球 The Planet of Human, Lishui International Photography Festival, Art 35, Lishui - group exhibition

2019 Taipei Art Book Fair, Taipei - fair

2019 Contemporary Photography & Video Art Salon, Auction Center, Taipei - group exhibition

2019 I Never Read Basel, Kaserne, Basel - fair

2019 On the Move, Taiwan Creative Expo, Taipei - key visuals

2018 台北製造 / Made in Taipei, Onfoto Gallery, Taipei - group exhibition

2018 In Balance - Taiwan, Hua Nan Commercial Bank Corporate Plaza Lobby, Taipei - group exhibition

2018 In Balance - Italy, Torre di Ligny, Trapani, Palazzo Borromeo, Milano - group exhibition

2018 草山氛—土與空氣的詩 / Air&Clay, URS27M, Taipei - group exhibition

2018 The City is Tapestry, Umkt - JUT Foundation for the Arts and Architecture, Taipei - group exhibition

2017 Unknown Asia photography exhibition, DMO Arts gallery, Osaka - group exhibition

2017 アンノウン・アジアの写真 Unknown Asia Art Exchange, Herbis Hall, Osaka - fair

2017 Independent Tokyo, Hulic Hall, Tokyo - fair

2017 Wonderfotoday Awards 2017 exhibition, G.Gallery, Taipei - group exhibition

2017 Wonderfotoday, Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Taipei - fair





awards / residency:

2019 Lishui Artist Village residency, Zhejiang Province

2019 Pahparn Sirima Chaipreechawit Award, Wonderfotoday, Taipei

2017 Ryoko Kodo Award, Independent Tokyo, Tokyo

2017 Ishibashi Koki Award, Independent Tokyo, Tokyo

2017 Yoshihiro Taniguchi Award, Wonderfotoday, Taipei




publications:

2019 Islands / In Balance, List Lab, Barcelona - exhibition catalog

2018 Photography is Art Magazine 4, Hong Kong - review

2018 The City is Tapestry, JUT Foundation U-mrkt, Taipei - exhibition catalog

2017 Unknown Asia Photography, DMO Arts, Osaka
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Mark




artificial swimming pool, artist book, 100 pages, 2018


The book collects the outcomes of a research about the artificial environments, that took a swimming pool as the site of investigation. In particular, a photographic series that documents varying atmospheres during the annual refilling of water is showcased. In this, the effects given by the artificial variations of humidity, light, and temperature on air are at stake. In this sense, it is a study of space today, a time we can control climate and the elements, but also a narrative with an atmospheric climax. Indeed, at the end, the air of the pool is saturated. Due to the absence of a traditional character in the narration, the book aims to challenge the idea of the subject in the context of representation and the arts. While it is suggested that the atmosphere per se can be a subject today, the boundary where objects stop and the environment starts is put into question.



Mark