AES+F

AES+F are an artist group working at the intersection of traditional media and digital technologies. They define their practice as a kind of ""social psychoanalysis"" through which they reveal and explore the values, vices, and conflicts of contemporary global culture. First formed as AES Group in 1987 by Arzamasova, Evzovich, and Svyatsky, the collective became AES+F when Fridkes joined in 1995. They achieved worldwide recognition and acclaim for their work Last Riot (2007) in the Russian Pavilion at the 52nd Biennale di Venezia in 2007 — the first in a trio of large-scale, multichannel video installations that have come to define the AES+F aesthetic. The artist group has worked in set design for theatre and opera, for instance, they created the set for the reinterpretation of Sarah Kane's famous play 4:48 Psychosis and a reimagined Turandot together with the Italian opera director Fabio Cherstich. Works by AES+F have been showcased in signature festivals and biennials around the world. Also their work was featured in influential new media events such as ARS Electronica (Linz), Mediacity Seoul, and Video Zone (Tel Aviv). The group had more than 100 solo exhibitions in addition to group exhibitions in key art institutions around the world: the ZKM (Karlsruhe), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Tate Britain (London), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid), Today Art Museum (Beijing), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), The State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow), and others. Their artworks are in possession of the world's principal collections of contemporary art, such as Moderna Museet (Stockholm), MOCAK (Kraków), Sammlung Goetz (Munich), ZKM (Karlsruhe), The State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), Art Gallery of South Australia (Adelaide), Centre de Arte dos de Mayo (Madrid), the Louis Vuitton Foundation (Paris), and more. AES+F received multiple awards and prizes over the years for the project Allegoria Sacra, including Sergey Kuryokhin Award 2011, Pino Pascali Prize 2015 (18th Edition), and others.

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