Smolny Beyond Borders

A Liberal Arts Initiative

Natalia Fedorova

Ph.D. in Literary Theory (Herzen University), Postdocs (University of Bergen and MIT); former faculty member of Smolny MA in Curatorial Studies Program.

Natalia Fedorova is an artist, curator and researcher working in the field of science art and new media.

Her artistic work was demonstrated at such festivals as ISEA, Manifesta, EVA and others. Her latest science artistic research project, To be the wind for the tree, studying the possibilities of creating an interspecies communicator between humans and trees, was featured at the highlights of Art Electronica Kepler’s Gardens. For the last six years, she has been working on the 101 science art festival that was held at the New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre in St Petersburg.

As an invited curator she has been working in a number of venues including Garage MCA, V-A-C, National Centre for Contemporary Art and the Theatre of Nations.

Currently Natalia is a visiting researcher at University Paris 8, and Threatened Scholar Initiative (TSI) fellow at LUMA, Arles.