Anastasia Samoylova

Anastasia Samoylova (born in Moscow in 1984; lives in Miami) moves between observational photography, studio practice and installation. FloodZone is her expansive photographic project that began in 2016 reflecting and responding to the problem of rising sea levels through a striking case study of Miami. In 2020, Anastasia Samoylova had her first solo museum exhibition of FloodZone at USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa (Florida, US). With over 80 photographs, the book of the project was published by Steidl in 2019.

Coming Waters (2021) is Anastasia Samoylova’s second presentation at Galerie Caroline O’Breen. Other forthcoming exhibitions of FloodZone include Orlando Museum of Art (as Florida Prize in Contemporary Art); Museum Helmond; The Print Center Philadelphia; Chrysler Art Museum and HistoryMiami Museum among others. In 2018 Samoylova was awarded a number of grants for FloodZone, including the South Arts Fellowship and Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography.

Her earlier body of work, Landscape Sublime, explores how social-media images and the repetition of certain motifs informed an understanding of natural phenomena. In recent years, the project has been frequently commissioned as large-scale public art installations as well as shown in a number of solo and group exhibitions. In 2020 Landscape Sublime was presented at the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Germany; as part of the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie. Recent exhibitions of Samoylova include Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, Purdue University, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Griffin Museum of Photography, Foley Gallery New York, Aperture Foundation New York, Darkroom Detroit, Currents New Media Santa Fe, Julie Saul Gallery New York, as well as numerous festivals in Brazil, Belgium, France, Israel, Netherlands, China, and South Korea.

Anastasia Samoylova’s work is in the collections at the Perez Art Museum Miami, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, and ArtSlant Collection in Paris. She has completed a number of artist residencies including Mass MoCA, Prairie Center for the Arts, Latitude Chicago and ArtCenter South Florida.

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