Anastasia Vepreva (born in 1989 in Arkhangelsk, Russia) is an artist who works through the use of different techniques from video to text, drawing, photo, collages and performances.
Often, starting from her own country social dynamics and history, her works deal with the idea of systems of oppression, wars and conflicts and with the idea of death. In particular her artistic practice has a focus on the analysis and discourse of historical memory.
She earned a BFA special program from The school of engaged art Chto Delat? / What is to be Done?, a MA from Bard College, NY, USA (Joint program with Smolny College, SPBU, St. Petersburg, Russia), and a MA with Honors and Distinction in Arts and Humanities from Smolny College, in St. Petersburg, Russia.
She held the solo exhibitions «She was lost» / Lost machine (2015) Special project «START» of Winzavod contemporary art center in Moscow, I oss själva (2014) at Konstmuseum in Skövde (Sweden), Wadded white at Bobby Gallery in St. Petersburg.
She was also part of several group shows as Politics of fragility (2016) at Na Shabolovke Gallery in Moscow, The Pleasure of Love for the 56 Belgrade Salon in Belgrade, the 6th NORDWIND Festival 2015 in Berlin, Phone Calls from the Cemetery and Other Stories in occasion of PLURIVERSALE III (2015 edition) at ACADEMYSPACE in Cologne, and What about love? The first exhibition of Lucy Lippard feminist workshops at Mayakovsky’s Exhibition Hall of the BIKTSIM Library in St. Petersburg.
Anastasia took part of B#Side War Festival Vol. II (2015-2016 edition) in occasion of the group exhibition Physis & Tékhne at Società Cormonese Austria Gallery, in Cormons (Italy).
She currently lives and works in St. Petersburg.