Anastasia Samoylova (born 1984, Moscow; lives in Miami) moves between observational photography, studio practice and installation. Samoylova’s work is not about disaster and catastrophe. She explores and evidence the complex relationship between the nature and human society. Samoylova’s photography plays around the collective memories and the narratives of geography.Read More
Samoylova received her MFA from Bradley University and MA in Environmental Design from the Russian State University for the Humanities.
This present year she had her first solo museum exhibition of ongoing project FloodZone at USF Contemporary Art Museum (Tampa, USA). Recently, her work was presented at the Biennale for Contemporary Photography in Germany, Perez Art Museum in Miami (USA); Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago (USA); Aperture Foundation in NYC (USA), to name a few. Her work is in private and institutional collections as the Perez Art Museum Miami, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, and Art Slant Collection in Paris, among others.
In 2021, her work will be shown in solo exhibitions at The Chrysler Museum of Art, The Print Center Philadelphia, and HistoryMiami Museum, among others.
Text courtesy Sabrina Amrani.
There are many words to describe the heat of summer in the Southern United States—humid, stifling, buggy, sweaty, steamy, heavy, sticky. But descriptions can only go so far, and words alone cannot ful
Anastasia Samoylova's seductive and lyrical images exploit a tension between the image of Florida as a glamorous tropical paradise and the ominous reality of a state threatened by rising sea levels an