Salomeya Bauer

About:
Salomeya Bauer is a film director and artist.

Through video documentation and research, Salome's primary focus is on comprehending borderline states of mind and mental crisis. In painting, her characters raise gender issues. She is interested in the opposition of human and society in the context of separatism, integration and the search for self-identification. The basis of her method in creativity is documenting and analyzing the fluctuations of subjective reality, personal experience, woven into a historical spiral, through painting and filmmaking. Each area of her activity contains improvisation and a performative basis for performance.

Graduated from VGIK (Moscow, Russia) as a documentary filmmaker. Her works have participated in international film festivals and were awarded prizes and diplomas of the jury. The film "Mocekvave", which tells the story of three generations of Georgian national dancers, starting with a second generation refugee boy from Abkhazia, and ending with the world famous choreographer, Revaz Chokhonelidze, won "The Best Documentary Film" nomination at the Russian TEFI Competition. Her next film "Liza under the Influence" - an intimate drama about a young actress whose career is cut short by the birth of an unplanned child - sparked widespread discussion in the cinematic community, as through the lips of the main character raised ethical questions about unwanted motherhood, responsibility and a woman's career in the art world. All these topics are only gaining a voice in the post-Soviet space. The film took part in the Moscow International Film Festival and other international festivals.


Education:

Design college KBGU, Russia, Kabardino-Balkar republic, Bachelor of design, 2004-2008

Gerasimov Institute of cinematography (VGIK), Russia, Film Directing - Specialist, 2009-2014

Selected exhibitions and residences:

Solo exhibition "Mezzanine" at Giorgi Leonidze State Museum of Georgian Literature, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2017

Group show at "ARTBOX. PROJECT New York 1.0" at the "Armory Artweeks New York", USA, 2018

The Transcultural Art Lab 2018 at Island Juist, Germany, funded by Erasmus+ program, 2018

Solo exhibition "Aquarium" at "Contemporary Art Space", Batumi, Georgia, 2018

Solo exhibition at "Untitled gallery Tbilisi", 2019

Solo performance "Isolation", Baku, Azerbaijan, 2019

Participation in international festival of contemporary art "To be a woman. Maiden Tower", Baku, Azerbaijan, 2019

Participation in international contemporary art fair "Art Russia", Moscow, Russia, Gostiny Dvor, 2020

Ria Keburia Fundation, Kachreti, Georgia, 2020

Laboratory 2/20 Batumi, Georgia, 2020

- Can an artist be more interesting than his art?
- No.
- Is it possible to separate the artist from his creation?
-No.
- Is there a border between art and an artist?
- No.