Tatiana Grigorenko, United States / France
Tatiana Grigorenko was born and raised in New York. After a brief stint as a professional ballet dancer, she received her BA in Fine Arts and French in 2003 from Amherst College and her MFA in Photography in 2010 from Yale University School of Art. She lives and works in Paris.
Tatiana's work explores the relationship between the individual and their social and political environment. Born in the United States into a family of Soviet political dissidents, she places the representation of history at the center of her practice. Using collage, photography, sculpture and video, her work conceptually explores the role of the image in the construction of history. She examines different strategies of revolt and resistance and turns the hegemonic manipulation of reality into a creative act of opposition.
Tatiana has received awards from the Magenta Foundation, the Lucie Foundation, Creative Capital and Lens Culture. She has received grants from the Thomas J. Watson, Leeds-Marwell and Edward Poole Lay Foundations. In 2018 she completed a residency at CEC Arts Link in St. Petersburg, Russia and was a finalist for the BMW Residency for Photography. She exhibits her work internationally.