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Katya Bryskina is a London-based artist and experimental architect. She is dedicated to advancing concepts for the future of living, primarily focusing on fostering a symbiotic relationship between nature and technology.

 

She creates concepts, spaces, installations, and objects at the intersection between art, architecture, and design. Her work incorporates cutting-edge technologies, bio-based material research, and speculative narratives to poetically explore our possible futures through the medium of art.

Selected Projects: Future Protein, Your Personal Carbon Storage, Constructing Clouds and Albedo 

Bio-Fold, LIFORM: Living Megastructures 

 

PROJECTS
ABOUT

Katya Bryskina (Global Talent UK) is an artist and experimental architect based in London. She holds a Master's Degree in Emergent Technology and Design from the Architectural Association School of Architecture (London, UK). She was a researcher at The New Normal think-tank at Strelka Institute (Moscow, RU), a resident at SPACE10, IKEA's research and design lab (Copenhagen, DE), Non-Extractive Architecture at V-A-C Foundation (Venice, IT) and S+T+ARTS Hungry Ecocities.

 

Katya has exhibited and presented her work internationally and has taught at UCL Bartlett B-Pro, Architectural Association, Warsaw University of Technology, Digital Futures, Strelka Institute and ITMO University.

EDUCATION

 

2018 STRELKA INSTITUTE FOR MEDIA, ARCHITECTURE and DESIGN

The New Normal Postgraduate Programme, Moscow, Russia  

 

2015-2017 ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION, M.Arch. Emergent Technologies and Design, London, UK

 

2005-2011 ST. PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN, M.A. Spatial Design; B.A. Spatial Design, St.P, St.Petersburg, Russia  

 

2006 -2007 ST. PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY, Photo Faculty Certificate, St.Petersburg, Russia  

 

2003-2004 ST. PETERSBURG ART SCHOOL №1

 

2002-2003 ST. PETERSBURG ANICHKOV PALACE ART SCHOOL

 

RESIDENCIES

 

2024

Xenia Creative Retreat,UK

 

2023

S+T+Arts Hungry Ecocities Residency funded by Horizon 2020.

Consortium: Brno University of Technology (coord., CZ), KU Leuven Institute Leuven.AI (BE), CRA – Carlo Ratti Associati (IT), Studio Other Spaces (GE), In4Art (NL), Mendel University (CZ), NethWork (NL), FundingBox (PL) and supported by Gluon (BE).

 

2023

Regenerative Futures: A SPACE10 AI Design Competition Shortlist and Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark 

 

2021 

Non-Extractive Architecture curated by Space Caviar, V-A-C Zattere, Venice, Italy 

AiNIN Online Residency 

 

2019 

SPACE10, The Research and Design Lab, Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Kombucha Dostevesky Residency at oK16, Minsk, Belarus

 

COMMISSIONS:

 

2022

Constructing Clouds and Albedo, Art Center Nabi East Meets East, Seoul, Korea 

 

2020

Bio-Fold, SPACE10, Copenhagen, Denmark 

AWARDS

 

2023

Regenerative Futures: A SPACE10 AI Design Competition Shortlist, Copenhagen, Denmark 

 

2021

Lexus Design Award Shortlist 

Finalist in the installation competition for the 2022 Tallinn Architecture Biennale, Estonia. 

 

2019

Nova Art Contest Winner 

Lexus Design Award Shortlist 

 

TEACHING

 

2023

AA Media Studies, UK 

Bartlet B-Pro, London, UK 

Digital Fabrication Course, ASK [Architecture for Society of Knowledge], Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland

  

2022

AA Media Studies, London, UK

Bartlet B-Pro, London, UK 

Programmable Matter: Material Intelligence Course, ITMO University, St.Petersburg, Russia 

 

2021 

Bartlet B-Pro, London, UK 

Digital Futures, Online 

 

2019 

Robotic Fabrication Workshop, Future Architect Conference, Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design, Moscow, Russia 

 

2018

Robotic Fabrication Workshop, In the City Conference, Strelka Institute Week, St.Petersburg, Russia 

Workshop, Future in the City Conference, Moscow City Museum, Moscow, Russia 

EXHIBITIONS 

 

2023

Regenerative Futures: A SPACE10 AI Design Competition Shortlist and Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark 

2021

Non-Extractive Architecture Exhibition curated by Space Caviar, V-A-C Zattere, Venice, Italy 

Group exhibition Museum of Artificial History, The State Darwin Museum, Moscow, Russia

 

2021

LIFORM: Water Sensitive Device, group exhibition “Museum of Artificial History”, The State Darwin Museum, Moscow, Russia

 

2020 

Solo exhibition LFORM: Living Megastructure, Orekhov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Futurebuild, ExCel, London, UK

 

2019 

Eyes of the City, Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture, Futian CBD, Shenzhen, China

​Kombucha-Dostoevsky Residence Exhibition,  OK16, Minsk, Belarus 

This is the Beginning, or Virtual Genius​, NOVA ART Contest Winners Exhibition, New Holland Island,  St. Petersburg, Russia 

​Minsk Design Week, OK16,Minsk, Belarus 

 

​2018 

Showcase, Strelka Institute, Moscow, Russia

 

2016

Project Review Exhibition, Architectural Association, London, UK

 

2015

Group Exhibition “I Love You” curated by Andrey Bartenev. Faсtory, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

 

2014

Hey Jude, MakerLabs, Vancouver, Canada 

 

2013

The Third Festival of Contemporary Art Forma, Artplay, Moscow, Russia

Art Space Event, Gogol-Center, Moscow, Russia

The exhibition "Analysis of Research", Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

New Sankt Petersburg, NIEUW DAKOTA, Amsterdam, Holland 

 Festival Forma, Krasnaya Presnya Park, Moscow, Russia

 

2012

FORMS Lab. Gallery ART re.Flex, St. Petersburg, Russia 

Rejected Reality, Moscow Museum of Modern Art in Artplay, St. Petersburg, Russia 

Elastic Arts, The Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art Erarta”, St. Petersburg, Russia 

Experience, Nevskii 8, St. Petersburg, Russia

 

2009

LAKE, LAVA, DROPS, in association with creative studio Rare 3, Antwerpen, Belgium 

 

2008

Art Parade Festival, Loft Project Etaji, St. Petersburg, Russia

Errorism vol.1, St. Petersburg, Russia

TALKS

 

2023

Climate Matters Week, Architectural Association, London UK

 

2022

EmTech Masterclass, , Architectural Association, London

Art Center Nabi East Meets East Conference, Korean Cultural Centre UK, London, UK 

Living Materials and Circular Design Strategies, Green Building Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel

Non-Extractive Architecture Exhibition at V-A-C Foundation, Venice, Italy 

 

2021

Non-Extractivism, an Architecture of Transformation Panel, French Pavillion, The 17th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice, Italy

 

2020 

Bio-Fold Session, Space 10, Copenhagen, Denmark  

St.Petersburg Design Week, St.Petersburg, Russia 

Innovation Pitch, Futurebuild, ExCel, London, UK

2019

EmTech Talk, Architectural Association, London, UK

​Keynote: Robots, Mushrooms and Natural General Intelligence Systems in Architecture Strelka Institute, Voronezh, Russia 

Future Architect Conference, Strelka Institute, Moscow, Russia 

​Lecture "Natural General Intelligence" with Monogroup at Minsk Design Week 

 

2018 

Conference: In the City, Strelka Institute, St.Petersburg 

​Lecture, House of Scientists, Troitsk, RU

Lecture, Faculty of Economics, Moscow State University

Lecture, Art Belarus Gallery, Minsk, Belarus 

Future in the City Conference, MIBC, Moscow, Russia 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2023

Constructing Clouds and Albedo Article, East Meets East Catalogue, Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea 

 

2022

The New Normal book, Strelka and Park Books ISN: 978-3038602200

 

2021

Strelka Mag Article: LIFORM - Living Megastructure

Article by Elena Redaelli, ARTEMORBIDA, Textile Arts Magazine

 

2020

Interview by Ellen Rozhnova (edited by Marine Birot), ArtyGeberation

Interview, SPACE10 Journal

Bio-Fold Article, SPACE10 

 

CONSULTANCY

 

Marguerite Humeau, London, UK 

Gilles Miller Studio, London, UK 

Hepp, London, UK

Wolfgang Buttress Studio, Nottingham, UK

 

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