Katja Novitskova’s work tackles the complexity and eventual failures of depicting the world through technologically driven narratives. By uniting art and science to the level of nature, Novitskova brings awareness to the mediation and representation tools used to depict these realms. More specifically, Novitskova’s work focuses on the mapping of biological territories that are no longer outside but rather ‘inside’ biological bodies. The technological devices, such as microscopes or brain scans, used to mediate and depict those alternative geographies are able to merge datasets and biology, altering how biology and technology develop. In Novitskova’s mind ‘the look inside has somehow replaced the gaze into the future.’ – Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler
Katja Novitskova (born 1984 in Tallinn, Estonia) lives and works in Amsterdam. She was artist in residence at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam from 2013 to 2014.
Novitskova’s work is part of numerous international collections and has been exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions including Marta Herford Museum, Herford (2022); Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler (2022, solo); Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2019); CCA, Tel Aviv (2019); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018, solo); the Estonian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017, solo); Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2017) and K11 Art Foundation, Shanghai (2017) and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2015).