Anastasia Khoroshilova

khoroshilovaBorn in 1978 in Moscow. Graduated from the Folkwang University of Arts, Essen (2004). Received an Ellen Auerbach grant from the Berlin Academy of Arts. Participant at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011, «Starie Novosti» (Old News) solo show). Selected solo shows: «Starie Novosti» (Old News) (2012, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel), “Russkie” (2009, Rheinisches LandesMuseum Bonn, 2008, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art). Lives and works in Berlin and Moscow.

The People Without a Territory project
Immigrant workers in Russia live in veritable enclaves of non-existent people. Their civil rights are regulated by laws, yet in reality these juridical definitions are merely of a declarative nature and offer no de facto protection. Russian society has made no attempt to elucidate the ideological and eco­nomic necessity of employment immigration, nor does it seem willing to acknowledge the latter as an essential component of state employment policy. On an everyday level the presence of immigrant workers elicits reactions bordering on nationalistic intolerance, and this holds true among virtually all classes of Russian society. Immigrant workers are also confronted with outright mockery of their eth­nicity and religious beliefs, as well as disdain for their way of life and thinking. Clashes between lo­cals and ethnic immigrant groups are frequent occurrences, as are fatal occupational accidents due to disregard for the most basic health and safety regulations. Key immigrant issues like social security, health care and child education are also typically ignored. Non-existent and inconvenient in the eyes of the society, these people are also vital to the economy and profits. They are feared, hated and avoided, and people do their best to cope with them. Closed eyes are an allegory of this tiny, forlorn, personal and singular space.

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