Bio

Tanya is a Russian-born London-based artist, researcher, curator and cultural/digital producer aiming to demystify complex technological processes through playful, collaborative and participative formats.

She has been working with museums, galleries, independent art institutions and diverse artists (emerging and established, local and international) for almost a decade, curating and producing online and real-life events which connect audiences of all ages and abilities with evolving digital cultures. Tanya’s current Critical Digital Learning research explores relationships between people, spaces, technical objects, digital logics and their cultural implications. Realising potentials for activism, decolonial practice, environmental debates and promoting inclusivity.

Tanya is a co-founder of Compiler, a platform for conceptual digital art, curation and critical practice addressing contemporary socio-political challenges.

Education
MA Digital Culture, Goldsmiths, University of London, 2016 – 2017
BA Sound Arts and Design, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, 2011 – 2014

Exhibitions & Events

2020

Are / You / Actually (with Compiler), quiz on online idleness @ Phoenix Leicester, September 2020 –

Digital Learning Workshops Curator @ Late at Tate, Tate Britain, December 2018 – September 2020

30works30days @ 12ø Collective (with Compiler), online, April 2020

< Off-Grid-Traces > (with Compiler), virtual workshop as part of the IAM Weekend, online, March 2020

:Digital :De-stress (with Compiler), collaborative QR project created as part of DB Berdan AW20 collection, London Fashion Week, February 2020

Off-Grid < On Tour > (with Compiler), WiFi router-based group show @ The Wrong – Digital Art Biennale, various locations in the UK and beyond, November 2019 – February 2020

2019

< Off-Grid-Traces > (with Compiler), workshop as part of the Late at Tate: Solstice), Tate Britain, London, December 2019

Twin Pixel (with Compiler), interactive installation as part of Vague But Exciting… @ Vivid Projects, Birmingham, June 2019

2018

Digital Anxieties (soundscape as part of the 20 Days programme at Tate Exchange), Tate Modern, London, August – September 2018

Facets + Highlights (with Compiler), exhibition as part of the Mirror Mirror, Digital Culture Expo, Laurie Grove Baths at Goldsmiths, University of London, July 2018

≈ Pretty Close ≈ (with Compiler), sound installation and workshop as part of the Late at Tate: Echoes, Tate Britain, London, April 2018

2017

Cryptobar (with Compiler), workshop @ Mozilla Festival Science Fair, Ravensbourne College, London, October 2017

Art : Work (with Compiler), workshops as part of the creative interdisciplinary lab, Tate Exchange at Tate Modern, London, October 2017

x Λ y (with Compiler), interactive installation as part of the Super Yonic festival, Copeland Gallery, London, August 2017

Slimeslimeslimeslime (with Compiler), online exhibition @ isthisit?, London, August 2017

Every Dog Has Its Day (with Compiler), exhibition as part of the Out of Our Hands, Digital Culture Expo, Laurie Grove Baths at Goldsmiths, University of London, July 2017

Cryptobar (with Compiler), interactive installation @ Goldsmiths Library, London, June – July 2017

Does It Matter? (with Compiler), exhibition @ Out of the Brew, London, May 2017

Futurity Now (with Compiler), digital Show and Tell as part of the Against the Slow Cancellation of the Future Conference, Goldsmiths, University of London, June 2017

Washing Machine Challenge (with Compiler), workshop as part of the Against the Slow Cancellation of the Future Conference, Goldsmiths, University of London, June 2017

Cryptobar (with Compiler), interactive installation @ Friday Late: Data Detox, V&A, London, April 2017

Play Safe (with Compiler), exhibition @ Out of the Brew, London, April 2017

2016

Colour Tones (audiovisual installation as part of the Encounters exhibition), Galleri Mejan, Stockholm, August 2016

Opto Noise (live performance and workshop), The New Tate Modern Opening Weekend, London, June 2016

Opto Noise (live performance), Music Tech Fest, Funkhaus, Berlin, May 2016

If There is an Ocean it is Here play directed by Martina Conti (sound design), The Platform Theatre at Central Saint Martins, UAL, London, May 2016

2015

Continued Stories: Smith-Muller Vocal Ensemble (live performance), Iklectik, London, December 2015

Art Licks Weekend Radio Show (online broadcast), Radio Anti 87.5FM, London, October 2015

What Am I Looking At? (live performances and soundscapes as part of the Late at Tate series with artist Jenny Moore and Tate Collective), Tate Britain, London, April – June 2015

2014

BP Spotlight: Source (interactive sound installation), Tate Britain, London, April – September 2014

Grand Futurist Concert of Noises (live performance), Cafe Oto, London, June 2014

Material Elastique (live performance as part of the LCC Summer Show 1), Corsica Studios, London, June 2014

High Voltage Noise Disco (live improvisation performance as part of the LCC Summer Show 1), Corsica Studios, London, June 2014

LCC Summer Show 1 (audiovisual installation), Hotel Elephant, London, June 2014

LCC Summer Show 1 Radio Program (live broadcast), Resonance 104.4FM, London, May 2014

CRT Elastique (live improvisation performance), Nursery Gallery – LCC, London, March 2014

Fortune’s Fool play directed by Lucy Bailey (voice contributor), The Old Vic Theatre, London, December 2013 – February 2014

2013

Quartette Elastique (live improvisation performance as part of the Loud Tate: Pendulum), Tate Britain, London, September 2013

Unknown Devices (live improvisation performance as part of A Scream and an Outrage Festival), Barbican Centre, London, May 2013

Sonic Trails (soundscape for the online sound exhibition developed with the Early Years and Families team), Tate Modern, London, January – March 2013

2012

Label (live soundscape as part of The Great British Art Debate), Tate Britain, London, November 2012

Weekend at The Tanks (live soundscape), Tate Modern, London, August 2012