Elizaveta Podgornaia



Coming a long way from academical education of painting and drawing in Russia, design schools and photography studies in Germany, Elizaveta has settled in a very individualistic artistic practice, which is based on the special feature of photographic medium to always have a connection to an existing reality. By acting as a painter and a sculptor first, she creates a unique reality, which will be fixed only in her photographic images. So, she investigates how the classical artistic media influence each other and how the borders between them melt away nowadays. The viewer is confronted by the ordinary fabric material which is however abstracted from its haptic characteristics by the means of photography without becoming actually abstract.
The analysis of human perception and the wish for people to think more about our visual culture and its manipulation is the basis for Elizaveta Podgornaia’s work.

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Ausstellungsansicht NO COLOURS ON THE SURFACE, Galerie Rudolf Leeb, 2019 



2013 – 2017 Bachelor of Arts (Photography) mentored by Prof. Gisela Bullacher and Prof. Christopher Muller, Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen

2016 – 2017 internship by Florian Ebner, Photography Collection at Museum Folkwang, Essen

2011 – 2012 B.A. Kommunikationsdesign at Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen

2008 – 2011 Design Diploma at Art Industry Academy, St. Petersburg