We are happy to announce another group of artists to join Futures this year. The five artists were nominated by The Calvert Journal. They are Ada Zielińska, Bogdan Shirokov, Bede Kincsõ, Marat Dilman and Marina Istomina.
They will join the platform’s activities to present their work to international professionals and to network, amongst other opportunities that will be developed for them, including exhibitions, publishing opportunities, portfolio reviews, and more.
Discover more about them:
Ada Zielińska is a visual artist, working in the field of photography and installation. In her works she tries to document the catastrophe surrounding her, confronting herself with material disintegration. This artistic practice serves her as a specific self-therapy, an attempt to control what is inevitably going to end.
Zielińska is a graduate of the Media Art department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and currently a student of the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava.
Bogdan Shirokov is a photographer based in Moscow. The main topic of his visual research is contemporary masculinity and the way it manifests in Russian society, especially among the youth generation. He is committed to capturing the inner world of his subjects as well as creating a recognisable visual language to reflect softness, power and vulnerability. Bodgan's work has been featured in international publications, such as 032c, I-D, Highsnobiety and Vogue and exhibited in numerous galleries in Moscow.
Kincsõ Bede is a Romanian visual artist with Hungarian roots, who grew up in a small city in Transylvania, Romania. She is fascinated by the communist past of her homeland, the power of the leader Nicolae Ceaușescu, the control exercised by the security agency Securitate, and how this history is passed down across the generations.
Currently, Kincsõ lives and works in Budapest, Hungary and she studies at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design.
Born in 1990, a year before Kazakhstan became independent, photographer Marat Dilman’s signature blend of futurism and folklore is inspired by his country’s fast-changing visually hybrid landscape. A self-taught photographer, he has built his creative practice by travelling around Kazakhstan and shooting uncanny, unpredictable vistas.
Marina Istomina is a visual artist working with studies of memory, trauma and particularly with traumatic experience. Her practice is often based on interviews and archives, embodied through visual images. In her projects she suggests her own narrative, combining different types of images – self-portraits, archival images, staged and documentary photography, still lives.
She is a winner of The Calvert Journal Makers of Siberia Special Jury Prize (2019), the New East Photo Prize (2020), and the competition Krakow Show OFF at Photography Month in Krakow (2021).