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SASHA ZUBRITSKAYA

PENULTIMA

(Saint Petersburg, Russia)

 

Penultima is a game of inductive logic, played on a chessboard. The rules for each chess piece vary from game to game, and are initially kept secret from the players. The project combines video pieces with found poetry and objects. Together they establish a symbolic dynamic, which navigates the cycle of romantic and sexual encounters that drive (drag) us from dry spell to dry spell.

 

Sasha Zubritskaya is an artist whose work addresses levels of accessibility, intersubjectivity, desire, and identity as the crafting/discovery of the self. She works in video, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and writing, gathering them into non-linear displays/narratives. In 2015, Zubritskaya graduated from both St. Petersburg State University (with a bachelor’s degree in Textile Arts) and the Pro Arte School for Young Artists. Zubritskaya is a co-administrator at feminist library FemInfoteka and has been a part of the artist collective North-7 since 2017. In 2019, along with the rest of North-7, she was nominated for the Innovation Prize for organizing their Seventh Independent Art Fairs. Zubitskaya has had solo shows at FFTN (St. Petersburg, 2018), Start (Winzavod, Moscow, 2019), Navicula Artis (St. Petersburg, 2019), and Eine Kleine Kunsthalle (St. Petersburg, 2019). Her work has appeared in group shows at artist-run and museum spaces in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Fort Worth, and Antwerp. Zubritskaya’s art can be found in private collections in Russia and abroad, as well as at M HKA in Antwerp.

 

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