Monday, January 25, 2016

My new photobook!

I'm pleased to announce the release of my new photobook «Lookbook», self-published in January 2016.
First edition of 90 signed and hand numbered copies.
Design by Julia Borissova
Size: 21 × 28,5 cm
Pages: 40 + 32 pages of inserts
Including poster 42 × 59,4 cm

For order write me at anabogomolova (at)


Sunday, January 10, 2016

«Bakal»: site specific installation, performance, photo-sculpture

Finally, I completed work on my project «Bakal». The last parts of it are the performance «The dream», site specific installation «Quarry» and photo-sculpture «Layer».

Performance «The dream». Sleeping in the open grave of unknown prisoner of Bakallag labor camp (Gulag system).
This is the area of the metallurgical plant slag disposal in Chelyabinsk. In 1940s this place was the burying-ground for the prisoners of the Bakallag, mainly Russian Germans resettled from the Volga region and died of hunger and exhaustion in Chelyabinsk labor camp. Burials weren't marked, and the number of victims varies from 20 to 30 thousand people. In 1943 the part of cemetery was flooded with metal slag. In the 2000s, some graves have been excavated, and the remains of prisoners transferred, but the holes in the ground preserved from that time.

Site specific installation «Quarry». Stones, archive pictures, prints. 70 years ago the stone quarry also was a part of the labor camp Bakallag. The prisoners worked hard here, often by hands; the stones were used for the road construction. In 1970s this quarry became the popular holiday destination for people in the Metallurgical district. Today it's the fishing spot for locals.

«Layer». Papier mache photo-sculpture, 2016. Archive pictures of Bakallag prisoners, land, clay. The basis of the sculpture is a piece of slag.

News digest of last months

The group exhibition «Construction. Photography in search of approach» became a part of 9th International Festival of Photography «Photoparade in Uglich», Russia. My project «Lookbook» as a part of this exhibition.
6—30 August, 2015

Some pictures from the priject «Bakal» as a part of the exhibition «B. U. Kashkin Tribute» (parallel program of The 3d Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art), Museum of Soviet naive, Perm, Russia.
September 2 — October 24, 2015

My installation «To grow from the grass I love» as a part of the exhibition «Pair skating. Contemporary art of the Ural», NCCA-Ural, Yekaterinburg, Russia.
December 1–27, 2015
Review in Russian

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in collabaration with FotoDepartament presents the exhibition «Experiences of Brownian motion» in Moscow, Russia. Curator — Nadya Sheremetova. My project «Rosebud» as part of this exhibition.
November 24 – December 5, 2015
Review in Russian

Bleek magazine published the interview with me about sexuality, physicalness, femininity and my new project «Periods»: «Working with his/her own body, the artist should be ready that (s)he will have to get through the wall of objectivation, When you are viewed first of all from this perspective. Well, it is not easy, but it does not mean that we should stop doing such projects».

Some pictures of my project «Bakal» (including documentation of the site specific installation) is featuring in Hanover blog «Kiosk der demokratie».

Portfolio on «Bird in flight»