“Studio 30 — these are artists Lilia Balasanova and Sergei Kolevatykh, visionaries of the digital epoch, who program the technogenic visuality. A picture now reminds of a screen, not of painting; the space of places turned into the space of data streams, and the city – into text. The art is yet reaching after reality; however, the reality has been irrevocably mixed with the digital code.”
– Alexander Evangeli
STUDIO 30 – is, above all, a creative collaboration of two Moscow based artists – Lily Balasanova and Sergei Kolevatykh.
While participating in numerous exhibitions throughout Russia and abroad, the artists began to formulate what would eventually become a unified context for their varied art practice.
STUDIO 30 first emerged as an idea in 2001 and was soon realized into a full-blown gallery-project that allowed the artists to weave their work into a single conceptual narrative.
STUDIO 30 presents art projects exploring various aspects of contemporary urban civilization and rapidly changing global modernity.
According to Balasanova and Kolevatykh, the ability to stay abreast with the rapid pace of time is by far one of the most important traits of a modern artist. For them, art is not a reflection of any particular reality, but an integral part of birth and transformation of paradigms that shape these realities.
In the recent series of art projects united by the general title "Break of Dimensions" Lily Balasanova and Sergei Kolevatykh suggest their understanding of crucially changing actuality in the informational turbulence of the postindustrial era.
In recent years STUDIO 30 has come to include artists and curators from the USA, Holland and France. A community has developed through years of fruitful exchange of creative experience and a happy discovery of similarity in the understanding of various contemporary phenomena.
The project now includes: Pat van Boeckel (Netherlands), Karin van der Molen (Netherlands), Slava Balasanov (USA) and Olga Yaker (France).
2011 The UNDERNET, ART MANEZH 2011, Manezh, Moscow, Russia
Primavera 2010 Art Fair, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Smelik & Stokking Galleries, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2008 Song of a Grasshopper, ART MANEZH 2008, Manezh, Moscow, Russia
2007 Subtraction Principle, Artesania Art Fair, Malyi Manezh, Moscow, Russia
In Search of an Object, Info-Space, Moscow, Russia
2005 Maple Avenue Gallery, Evanston, IL, USA
Side By Side, The Gallery Artplay and East Meets West Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2003 Dreams of Confucius, East Meets West Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2002 The Flute of Time. East Meets West Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Invitation. East Meets West Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Moret Ernst & Young Management Consultants, Utrecht, the Netherlands
1993 Gallery Jan van Munster. The Hague, the Netherlands
1992 Gallery Jan van Munster. The Hague, the Netherlands
1990 New Hampshire Institute of Physical Medicine, Bedford, NH, USA
Christmas Mixed Media-2, Gallery 11-12, The Center of Contemporary Art Winzavod, Moscow
2012 Exhibition project Ivan-Chai:
Togliatti Art Museum, Togliatti, Russia
The Penza Savitsky art gallery, Penza, Russia
Saratov Regional Museum of Local Lore, Saratov, Russia
The Kostroma State Historical, Architectural & Arts Museum Reserve, Kostroma, Russia
The Tula Museum of Fine Arts, Tula, Russia
2011 Not a Square - Other Reality, Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow
ARTI 2009, The Hague,the Netherlands
Smelik & Stokking Galleries, Anniversary Show, The Hague-Amsterdam-Rotterdam, the Netherlands
10+, East Meets West Gallery, Na Solyanke Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Charitable Auction, International Rotary Club, The Embassy of Iceland in Moscow, Russia
Energy of Art, Dio Art Consulting, Moscow, Russia
Lost Paths of the Southwestern Chinese Tribes, East Meets West Gallery& Artplay Gallery, Moscow
The New Year Wishes, Gallery Karetnyi Ryad, Moscow, Russia
HOLLAND ART FAIR 2005, The Hague, the Netherlands.
2004 Smelik & Stokking Galleries, Anniversary Show, The Hague-Amsterdam-Rotterdam, the Netherlands
A Group Portrait of One Person, Gallery Artplay & East Meets West Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2002 Smelik & Stokking Galleries, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2001 Exhibition of Moscow Artists, Redisson-Slavianskaia Hotel. Moscow, Russia
1999 Smelik & Stokking Galleries, The Hague, the Netherlands
1998 HOLLAND ART FAIR 98, The Hague, the Netherlands
Emma Gallery, The Hague, the Netherlands
Bloemenveiling, Naaldwijk, the Netherlands
1995 Gallery Jan van Munster, The Hague, the Netherlands
Gallery Sous Terre, Oss, Belgium
1993 De Vrije Academy, The Hague, the Netherlands