Lyubov Matyunina, born June 1st, 1985 in Kaliningrad, Russia Federation
Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2010 - 2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Gerrit Rietveld Academy
2006 - “World politics” course, Gotland University, Sweden
2004 - “World politics” lecture “International politics” course
International State University Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Moscow
2002-2007 Russian State University name of I.Kant, Master of Journalism

Founder of initiative - UKROP moving art platform

2014 - TENT public choice award 2014, with film "Who can be happy and free?"
2014 - Nominee in the category Fine Arts Gerrit Rietveld Academy Award
2008 - First place in “Moving Baltic Sea festival” with group video “Try to be a God”

Solo exhibition
2017 - Carpetologia, W139 Polar room, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2011 - WTF? , Bloc23, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Film screenings
“Post Fairy tale” (2016)
2016 part of the LIMA collection

“Who can be happy and free?” (2014)
2017 West Wednesdays, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2016 Kassel DocFest
2016 32 Internationales Kurz Film Festival Hamburg
2016 KörberForum, Hamburg, Germany
2015 Message to Man, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2015 SCREENS #2 SSBA Salon, Amsterdam
2015 Galeri Nasional Indonesia – Jakarta
2015 31 International Short Film Festival Hamburg
2015 Medienhaus Hannover
2015 European Media Art Festival Osnabruck
2015 International Film Festival Rotterdam
2014 Luksuz film festival, Krško, Slovenia
2014 KOROCHE film festival, Kaliningrad, Russia
2014 TENT Rotterdam

“One look” (2013)
2013 Special program of 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, “Playing Nature” CCA Sokol
2013 Shortcutz Amsterdam. Canvas op 7e

“Hobson’s choice” (2012)
2012 "Welcome back, Putin!" Festival activist art in de Balie, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Group exhibitions
2018 Prospects & Concepts ART Rotterdam. present - Carpetologia. Film carpet. Van Nellefabriek, Rotterdam
2017 Duo exhibition by JLDianthus & Lyubov Matyunina - FAIRITALING at Neverneverland, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2017 Alternative Truth at Expoplu, Nijmegen, Netherlands
2017 Degrees of Freedom : human, Robot and The Medium of Automation at Designhuis, Eindhoven
2017 “Post Peace” at the Nest, den Haag, Netherlands
2017 “Post Peace” at Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
2016 "Roundelay" screening at Cracking the Frames festival, Butcher Tears, Amsterdam
2016 "Reflections and Movements", K2 Contemporary Art Center Izmir, Turkey (March 18th – 31st)
2015 Monthly payment project‬. Apartment exhibition, Amsterdam
2015 “Imaginary Friends”, Het Veem Theater Amsterdam
2015 Portrait of Inge Meijer. Prospects and Consepts. Mondriaan Fund.
Art Rotterdam
2014 Selected. Gerrit Rietveld Award Show. Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam
2014 “Wish master carpet” installation, screening of the film “Who can be happy and free?”
and performance – installation “Make peace carpet” at Komentatorki / Women Commentators, Warsaw
2013 Birch, 2013, Documentation of performance, 2 screen video installation,
3'38'' "No lands man" exhibition, Petersburg building, De Punt, Amsterdam
2013 Documentary “One Look” was presented at 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, “Playing Nature” CCA Sokol
2013 "Window to the Europe" at the Hermitage Amsterdam
2012 Installation. Don't wake me up for the end of the world,
unless it has very good special effects. deSERVICEGARAGE. Amsterdam
2012 "White cube" UKROP group performance at Kunstvlaai "IN exactly this". Sint Nicolaas Lyceum, Amsterdam
2012 "Static electricity" UKROP group exhibition. de Slang, Amsterdam
2012 "Game" performance at Holland Festival "Dancing with the alphabet". Frascati, Amsterdam
2012 "Control" at the "Mix tape" screening at OT301, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2012 Participation in the group exhibition at Open Atelier Jordaan, Amsterdam
2011 Storage Space Exhibition #4, Heesterveld, Amsterdam
2011 "Limitation within Opportunity", UKROP group exhibition № 3, Hembrugstraat 11, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2011 “Identity”, Ukrop exhibition, Skalvija Cinema Center, Vilnius, Lithuania
2011 “Kombinacje”, Ukrop exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2009 “I am protesting”, installation "Zombing", Kaliningrad, Russia

2018 - Founds Kwadraat supported the production of the experimental documentary "I am a tool of gentrification"
2018 - Dommering Foundation supported the production of the experimental documentary "I am a tool of gentrification"
2017 - Wilhelmina E. Jansen Fonds supported post-production of “Carpetologia. Film-carpet”
2017 - Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst grant for the Fairytaling duo show
01/01/ 2017 - 31/12/2017 supported by Mondriaan Fond, Stipendium Emerging Artists. (Werkbijdrage Jong Talent)
2016 - Wilhelmina E. Jansen Fonds supported post-production of “Post Fairy tale”

Facilitator & teacher from 2012 until present:
UNICEF and the One Minutes Foundation (Sandberg Instituut) organized workshops all over the globe
to give youngsters between the ages of 12 - 21 a chance to create their own one minute videos.
Countries visited, filmed and worked in between 2012 - 2017:
The Netherlands, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo
2012 & 2014 & 2015 November – One Minutess Jr + IDFA master class, Amsterdam

Curatorial work
2012 "Static electricity" UKROP group exhibition. de Slang, Amsterdam
2010 “Synthesis”, noise festival, at Ukrop art- territory Kaliningrad, Russia
2009 “Life” festival at Ukrop art- territory Kaliningrad, Russia
2009 Minimal art festival at Ukrop art- territory Kaliningrad, Russia
2009 “Amber Chamber” art & music festival, Ukrop art- territory Kaliningrad, Russia
2009 “World day of cotton wool”, CS Alternative, Kaliningrad, Russia
2009 “I am protesting”, CS Alternative, Kaliningrad, Russia

2018 Nida Art Colony/ work retreat
2017-2018 Cassis Art Residency

Commissioned jobs
2017 IFFR 2017 Impression. Filming and editing.
2016 "Practicing Procedures of Killing" by Basir Mahmood, editing two-channel video. Screened at Rijksacademie Open 2016.
2016 Video documentation of the art installations and performances during the Into The Great Wide Open festival. Editing.
2016 IFFR 2016 Impression. Filming and editing. Screened at the EYE Museum 9 of April.
2015 “Murmur” film by Gabriel Lester. Editing. Exhibited at de Appel arts center.
2015 Sound assistant during filming of movie "Centaur". Kyrgyzfilm & Volya films production.
2015 Video documentation of Performance by Driewleler Collectief. Filming and editing.
2015 Ecological and environmental video “Forest restoration in Ghana”- Editing/script developing;
series of 3 min videos “Commons in India” - Editing/script developing for ecologist Patrick Augenstein
2015 Promotional video for You Enter application.
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