Liza Morozova

morozovaBorn in 1973 in Moscow, graduated from the psychology faculty at Moscow Pedagogic State University (1995), Tsarskoe Selo branch of the St. Petersburg State Academy of Theater Art, Paratheatrical workshop (2000), the School of Contemporary Art at The Soros Foundation and the Institute of Contemporary Art (1999-2000). In 2000-08 she was a member of the Escape program (with Valery Aizenberg, Anton Litvin and Bogdan Mamonov). Since 2004 she has led the Performance Art Studio social project. She teaches at the Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia and holds a Ph.D. Defended the thesis dedicated to performance research.

The performance “Underwear” was shown at the “Way-Road” exhibition (curated by Mikhail Sidlin) in December 2012 in the photohub_Manometr at the Artplay Moscow Center of Design. The performance lasted an hour and a half while the video version is 13 minutes 42 seconds long. In the performance the artist, wearing a nightgown, walks barefoot along a long, shining podium covered with broken glass and reads aloud fragments of her diaries, which date from her childhood to the present day (1983-2012). A radical existential performance about the birth and individuation of the artist and the piece she is performing — or “art about art.”