Anastasia Savinova born near the Ural Mountains in USSR in 1988, currently lives and works in the Swedish North. Her multidisciplinary practice spans drawing, sculpture, photography, collage, text, video, found object, installation and performance. With an architectural background, Savinova has affection for constructing and building. A mountain walker and an aspiring wild water swimmer, she is deeply moved and inspired by the elements and the wilderness. Working with both man-made and natural environment, she embraces a phenomenological approach in exploring it. In recent years, her focus has shifted toward ecologies, explorations of the connection and boundaries between human and the environment. Savinova investigates how everything is intertwined in co-living and in exchange of energy and physical matter with proximate and distant other; and how we are always emerging as a part of something greater. Her work has been shown and performed in Sweden and internationally, including at Bildmuseet, Kvinnohistoriskt Museum, Norrbottens Museum, Ajtte Museum, Sundsvalls Museum, MUViM in Valencia, Michele Mariaud Gallery in New York, and König Gallery in London.


born 1988, Sverdlovsk, USSR

since 2013 lives and works in Sweden


2022 Umeå Art Academy, MFA / Umeå, Sweden

2011 Samara State Architectural University, MA Design / Samara, Russia

2009 Samara State Architectural University, BA Design / Samara, Russia

Solo exhibitions:

2023 Cod Connection / for Barents Spektakel, Kirkenes, Norway, 2023 (upcoming)

2023 Odenplan metro station, Stockholm, 2023 (upcoming)

2022 Gallery Verkligheten, Umeå, Sweden (upcoming)

2022 Geosmin / Röbäcks Kulturmejeriet, Umeå, Sweden (upcoming)

2022 Genius Loci / Gallery Oss, Umeå, Sweden (upcoming)

2021 We Swim in One Water, act IV, ocean blue / Konstmuseet i Norr, Kiruna, Sweden

2020 We Swim in One Water, act III, beach / Köttinspektionen, Uppsala, Sweden

2020 Genius Loci Norr / Ajtte Museum, Jokkmokk, Sweden

2019 Genius Loci Norr / Norrbottens Museum, Luleå, Sweden

2019 Genius Loci / Sundsvalls Museum, Sweden

2019 High Land / Å-Huset, Konstnärsklubb, Uppsala, Sweden

2018 Geometry of Organic / Umeå Konsthall / Umeå, Sweden

2017 Genius Loci / Architecture designed, narrated, imagined / Palazzo Rava, Ravenna, Italy

2015 Cycle Up!/ Galleri Pictura, Skånska Konstmuseum / Lund, Sweden

2015 Icons / Akademiska Sjukhuset / Uppsala, Sweden

2014 Cycle Up! / Art Lab Studio / Uppsala, Sweden

2014 Who Cares / for TEDx / Stadsteater Uppsala, Sweden


2022 Cod Connection / sound-sculpture and performance / Only Connect festival / MUNCH Museum, Oslo, Norway

2019 We Swim in One Water II / GIBCA extended / Stationen Svenshöhen, Sweden

2018 We Swim in One Water / Rum för Performance / Bildmuseet / Umeå, Sweden

2018 What s/he fears / Kvinnohistoriskt Museum / Umeå, Sweden

2018 Come Back, Come Barefoot / Konstepidemin / Göteborg, Sweden

2017 Make you mine  / Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvik, Norway

2017 You don’t feel pain, do you? / performance and installation in town, Ålvik, Norway

2017 The Love You Send / Luisa Catucci Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Selected group exhibitions:

2023 Speaking Water/ The BAS, The Basil Sellers Exhibitions Centre, Moruya, Australia (upcoming)

2022 Speaking Water / Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, Australia (upcoming)

2022 Festälv / KH Huset, Klöse, Sweden (upcoming)

2022 11th International Biennial of Drawing and Graphic Arts / Győr, Hungary (upcoming)

2022 Live is Life / GSA Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2022 Live is Life / Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden

2021 No Ghosts Need Apply / Von Ahnska magasinet, Umeå, Sweden

2021 Everything will be alright / Alva gallery, Umeå

2020 König Galerie / London, UK

2020 All That is Solid Melts Into Air / Michele Mariaud gallery / New York, USA

2020 100! Nordic Artists / Galleri CC, Malmö, Sweden

2020 Celebration of the dark side of life's circus / Konsthall Kåddis, Umeå, Sweden

2018 Västerbotten museum, Bothniasalongen / Umeå, Sweden

2018 Luleå Konsthall, Bothniasalongen / Luleå, Sweden

2017 Nord Art / Kunstwerk Carlshütte / Büdelsdorf, Germany

2017 Fresh Legs / Galleri Heike Arndt / Berlin, Germany

2017 Transience / Å-Huset, Konstnärsklubb, Uppsala, Sweden & Schau Fenster, Berlin, Germany

2016 Discoveries / Galleri Heike Arndt / Kettinge, Denmark

2016 AAF New York (with Michele Mariaud Gallery)

2016 Art Market San Francisco (with Michele Mariaud Gallery)

2015 Ung Salong / Uppsala Art Museum / Uppsala, Sweden

2014 Discoveries II / Galleri Heike Arndt DK / Kettinge, Denmark

2014 Fresh Legs / Gallery Heike Arndt / Berlin, Germany

2013 Deluge / exhibition for TEDx “Resilience”/ Concert and Congress Hall / Uppsala, Sweden

2013 Belfast Photo Festival / Love and Death Gallery/ Belfast, UK

2012 Festival of Independent Art INCUBARTE / MuVim, Valencia, Spain

2012 Virion / Biennale of digital art / Brisbane, Berlin, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland

Public art collections:

Moderna Museet, Sweden

Uppsala municipality, Sweden

Umeå municipality, Sweden

Sundsvalls municipality, Sweden

Norrköpings municipality, Sweden

Höganäs municipality, Sweden

Region Norrbotten, Sweden

Region Kronoberg, Sweden

Region Västra Götaland, Sweden

Region Jämtland Härjedalen, Sweden

Västerbotten county council, Sweden

Upplands Art Society, Sweden

Uppsala Akademiska Sjukhusets Art Society, Sweden

Center for Sustainable Development, Uppsala University, Sweden

Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA

Public art works:

Genius Loci Craiova, Traian Demetrescu street, Craiova, Romania

Grants / Awards:

2022 Verklighetens prize / Umeå, Sweden

2021 Sparbanksstiftelsen Norrland / Sweden

2021 Estrid-Ericsons Stiftelse

2019 Resurscentrum för konst, Art North / Sweden

2017 Konstnärsnämnden / IASPIS / Sweden, International exchange grant

2016 Nordic Culture Point, Mobility support

2015 Konstnärsnämnden / IASPIS / Sweden, International exchange grant

2013 Experiment bio / Special mentions / Bilbao, Spain

2012 Incubarte festival / Laureate Incubarte V / Valencia,Spain


2021 Pikene på Broen / Kirkeness, Norway

2021 Kunstnarhuset Messen / Ålvik, Norway

2021 Street delivery / Craiova, Romania

2019 Kunstnarhuset Messen / Ålvik, Norway

2018 Swedish Lapland AiR, Sweden

2019 Swedish Lapland AiR, Sweden

2019 Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvik, Norway

2018 Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvik, Norway

2017 Alstra Atelje, Umeå, Sweden

2017 Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvik, Norway

2016 Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvik, Norway

2014 Art Lab Studio, Uppsala, Sweden

Selected publications:

2022   Arctic Art Newspapers, issue 1, Norway

2019   Anastasia Savinova: through architecture, nature and ecology/ ARTNORTH issue 1, Scotland

2019   We Swim in One Water / Pamphlet for GIBCA extended, Sweden

2018   The Collage Ideas Book / Octopus Publishing Group, UK

2018   Genius Loci / in Contrast educational method book / Staal&Roeland, The Netherlands

2018   On collages, new places and the feeling of home / Megapolis issue 39, Kiev, Ukraine

2017   Geist des Ortes / NORR magazine, Scandinavian Norr Publishing AB, Stockholm

2017   Genius Loci / Archithese, issue september‐november 3, Zurich, Swizerland

2017   Fictions, Collage, Photomanipulation and Architectural Image in the Digital Era / ZARCH , issue 9 / Journal of Interdisciplinary studies of Architecture and Urbanism / Department of Architecture of the School of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Zaragoza