Dagnini embarrasses a spectator with her creativity, and at the same time feels embarrassed herself, both psychologically and physically. It helps to set up the relation with a spectator on equal terms. Thus, many of Dagnini's performances are based on such devices as body image destructuration and expectations error, i.e. breach of order and some accustomed or implied scenario.
Environment is one of the instruments in artist’s installations and performances. Depending on the place, its characteristics and context, same artwork transforms and obtains new properties.
Dagnini’s oeuvre combines various artistic practices: for instance, she includes objects in performance, performances in installation, etc.
"I use different media. It allows me to be free and stay aside from genre labels, and even to make something that frightens me a little in my next projects".
Born in Leningrad, USSR
Lives and works in Saint-Petersburg and Moscow
Paideia School of Interpretation & Pro Arte School for Young Artists
Saint-Petersburg State Academy of Theatre Arts
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES
Fragment Gallery. Drive (D:)
21 Gallery, CCA Winzavod. "Peep show 3.0" performance
Auditorium gallery. Solo show "Windows"
<...> "Private performances" - Performative series
Nepokorennye gallery. Graphic installation "Crime scene - dear Natasha"
Carillon gallery, Texas. The whole world was not accessible to my gaze. Installation, video, embroideries
Off White Cosmoscow Preauction Exhibition, Moscow, Russia
CCA Winzavod. lll Artmossphere Biennial. Installation
Public art festival Art prospect Vl. Performance.
Gorky Park Museum. Sample "Highlights", Canvases, embroideries
"Museum of Material Culture". Performance, installation
"CYFEST 11: Weather Forecast" festival. New York Media Centre. Video. 2018 - GROUND gallery "Oh zine, you are the world!" exhibition. Performance, canvas, video, zine
Luda Gallery "Luda catering" performance at a group exhibition
Street Art Museum "Brighter days are coming" Installation, mural, video
Luda Gallery "BEZMESTIE" Installation, documentation, video
MMOMA (Moscow Museum of Modern Art). Deconstruction of performances of the "New blockheads" art group
Artplay. Special program of Moscow Biennal for Young Art
Luda Gallery, "BOBBY was killed twice". Averyanova-Danini installation and performance
Off White Cosmoscow, Moscow, Russia
Sam Fair 2018, Street Art Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
"Fifth Seventh", Loft-project "Etaji", St. Petersburg, Russia
Sam Fair 2017, Street Art Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Journal "The Dialogue of Arts" N3. U-turn (Exhibition "Crime Scene - Dear Natasha" in the Unbowed Gallery)
The magazine "Esquire" N135. An article about artists from St. Petersburg, an illustration created for the magazine
"Sobaka" Magazine, N175 August. Cover, article
"Sobaka" Magazine. Reversal, article
"Sobaka" Magazine December. Spread, interview
"Sobaka" Magazine March. Spread, interview