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Natalia Kolodzei

Executive Directorat Kolodzei Art Foundation
Highland Park,
United States
Focus area: AI (Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Deep Fakes), Analog, Art History, Astronomy, Space, Augmented Reality, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Environmental Art, Eco Art, Land Art, Net Art, Performance Art, Theater Studies, Sculpture, Spacial, Sociology, Sound, Acoustics, Urban Planning, Built Environment, Video, Film

Natalia Kolodzei, an honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts, is a curator and art historian specializing on the art of Russia and Eastern Europe. Ms. Kolodzei is also Executive Director of the Kolodzei Art Foundation, and, along with Tatiana Kolodzei, owner of the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art, containing over 7,000 artworks (paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photography, digital and kinetic art) by over 300 artists from Russia, Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union of the 20th and 21st centuries.  Since 1991, Ms. Kolodzei has curated over eighty shows in the US, Europe and Russia, including: Oleg Vassiliev: Memory Speaks (Themes and Variations), the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow and the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; Moscow-New York =Parallel Play, Concerning the Spiritual Tradition in Russian Art, From Non-Conformism to Feminisms: Russian Women Artists, and From Leningrad to St. Petersburg, Chelsea Art Museum, New York. She is an author and editor of multiple publications and organized and contributed to symposiums and panel discussions (including on art and technology, such as Collecting, Preserving, Displaying and Lending Digital Media-Based art) for universities and exhibitions worldwide. In 2010 she was a member of Culture Sub-Working Group under the US-Russia Bilateral Presidential Commission.

Journal Articles:

Ferment: Cultural Reincarnations and Reflections

December 2022
Leonardo Gallery

The Fermentation Process Through the Prism of Abstract Art

December 2022

Road to the Stars: Recollections of the Photographer Leonid Lazarev about 14 April 1961 | Дорога к звездам. Воспоминания фотографа Леонида Лазарева о 14 апреля 1961 года

February 2021
General Articles

Cosmic Inspirations and Explorations by Soviet Nonconformist Artists | Космические источники вдохновения и исследования советских художников-нонконформистов

February 2021



EPISODE NOTES (click through for transcript and more)

Art critic and curator Annick Bureaud and curator and art historian Natalia Kolodzei discuss COSMOS and CHAOS in the context of their contributions to the February 2021 issue of Leonardo journal on Space Art, a special publication in English and Russian for the CYFEST-13 Media Art Festival. Jan Baetens reviews the new book Peanuts Minus Schultz by Ilan Manouach.